Workers' compensation is an insurance that replaces wages and pays for medical benefits for an employee who is injured in the course of employment. If an employee receives workers' compensation they relinquish their right to sue their employer for negligence. Workers' compensation generally pays for medical and hospital bills resulting from diagnosing and treating your injury. It also provides disability payments of up to two thirds of your normal weekly wages to make up for your lost wages if you are unable to work. Workers' compensation may also cover other benefits as well such as rehabilitation and retraining.
Hiring a knowledgeable workers' compensation attorney is critical to ensure your interests are represented with your company's workers' compensation insurer. If you are unsure if you qualify for workers' compensation benefits, call our office so that we can advise you about the workers' compensation laws and how they apply to your specific case. There is no cost for the initial consultation.
Accidental Disability Retirement (ADR)
Accidental disability retirement benefits are available to Massachusetts public employees who were injured on the job or were exposed to a health hazard while performing their job. This benefit may be in addition to your workers' compensation claim. ADR pays up to 72% of your pre-injury wages.
The application process for ADR can be complicated. Hiring an attorney who is experienced in the ADR process can ensure that you receive full benefits. If you have questions about ADR and your eligibility, contact us for a free consultation.