Massachusetts Workers' Compensation law is designed to help injured workers' as well as employers in dealing with the problems of health insurance. The Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Act, Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 152. provides benefits to workers who are injured on the job or suffer an occupational disease arising out of and in the course of employment. The benefits under workers' comp include weekly payments based on a percentage of the employee's average weekly wage for temporary total disability, partial disability, permanent and total disability and permanent loss of function and disfigurement. Workers comp also covers medical expenses for treatment that is reasonable, necessary and related to the industrial injury and vocational rehabilitation services. If there is a problem the case is heard by administrative law judges at the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents.
Unfortunately workers' compensation alone is sometimes insufficient compensation especially in the case of very serious and catastrophic personal injuries. In such cases it is necessary to look for a negligent third party such as the manufacturer of a dangerous or defective product, improper safety devices or some other party who is at fault. These cases require immediate attention and expertise because the responsible third party is often difficult to locate and evidence (such as a piece of defective machinery) needs to be preserved. See also construction site accidents.
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