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Workers’ Compensation FAQs

  1. What Is Workers’ Compensation?
  2. Who Pays For This Insurance?
  3. Who Administers The System?
  4. What Are The Primary Benefits Provided By The Workers’ Compensation System In Massachusetts?
  5. How Do I Find Out Who Insures My Employer For Workers’ Compensation?
  6. What Do I Do If My Employer Does Not Have Workers' Compensation Insurance?
  7. How Is Average Weekly Wage Figured?
  8. What If I Work More Than One Job?
  9. If I Am Approved For Permanent And Total Disability, Does It Mean Benefits Last Forever?
  10. What Is The Basic Test To Determine Whether An Injury Is Compensable?
  11. Does The Injury Have To Happen At One Particular Point Or A Specific Place And Time?
  12. What If I Have A Pre-Existing Medical Condition That Is Aggravated By Work Activities?
  13. Are Nervous Breakdowns And Emotional Problems Covered?
  14. What About Heart Attacks And Strokes?
  15. Does Massachusetts Cover Occupational Diseases?
  16. Injuries For Traveling Employees
  17. My Company Has A Softball Team. If I Am Injured Playing On The Team, Is Workers' Compensation Going To Cover My Injury?
  18. If I Am On Compensation, Are There Certain Procedures That Must Be Followed In Order To Terminate Or Reduce Benefits?
  19. What Is The Agreement To Extend 180 Day Payment Without Prejudice Period?
  20. Do I Have Any Protection Or Rights Upon Returning To Work After An Injury?
  21. Do Workers Who Return To Work Have Other Rights?
  22. What If The Worker Is Unable To Return To Their Former Work?
  23. Can I Settle My Workers' Compensation Claim?
  24. Is An Injured Worker Allowed To Be Represented By An Attorney And Is It Expensive To Hire An Attorney?
  25. What If My Injury Was Caused By Another Person's Negligence?
  26. What Effect Does Receiving Social Security Disability (Ssdi) Have On My Workers Compensation Benefits?
  27. I Heard That Many Employees Lose Their Health Insurance While On Workers' Compensation, Isn't This Illegal?
  28. Can My Job Be Filled Or Can I Be Fired While Out On Workers' Compensation?
  29. Can I Collect Unemployment While Collecting Workers' Compensation?
  30. Do I Have To Sue Or File A Lawsuit In Order To Get Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
  31. Conclusion
  1. What Is Workers’ Compensation?
  2. Who Pays For This Insurance?
  3. Who Administers The System?
  4. What Are The Primary Benefits Provided By The Workers’ Compensation System In Massachusetts?
  5. How Do I Find Out Who Insures My Employer For Workers’ Compensation?
  6. What Do I Do If My Employer Does Not Have Workers' Compensation Insurance?
  7. How Is Average Weekly Wage Figured?
  8. What If I Work More Than One Job?
  9. If I Am Approved For Permanent And Total Disability, Does It Mean Benefits Last Forever?
  10. What Is The Basic Test To Determine Whether An Injury Is Compensable?
  11. Does The Injury Have To Happen At One Particular Point Or A Specific Place And Time?
  12. What If I Have A Pre-Existing Medical Condition That Is Aggravated By Work Activities?
  13. Are Nervous Breakdowns And Emotional Problems Covered?
  14. What About Heart Attacks And Strokes?
  15. Does Massachusetts Cover Occupational Diseases?
  16. Injuries For Traveling Employees
  17. My Company Has A Softball Team. If I Am Injured Playing On The Team, Is Workers' Compensation Going To Cover My Injury?
  18. If I Am On Compensation, Are There Certain Procedures That Must Be Followed In Order To Terminate Or Reduce Benefits?
  19. What Is The Agreement To Extend 180 Day Payment Without Prejudice Period?
  20. Do I Have Any Protection Or Rights Upon Returning To Work After An Injury?
  21. Do Workers Who Return To Work Have Other Rights?
  22. What If The Worker Is Unable To Return To Their Former Work?
  23. Can I Settle My Workers' Compensation Claim?
  24. Is An Injured Worker Allowed To Be Represented By An Attorney And Is It Expensive To Hire An Attorney?
  25. What If My Injury Was Caused By Another Person's Negligence?
  26. What Effect Does Receiving Social Security Disability (Ssdi) Have On My Workers' Compensation Benefits?
  27. I Heard That Many Employees Lose Their Health Insurance While On Workers' Compensation, Isn't This Illegal?
  28. Can My Job Be Filled Or Can I Be Fired While Out On Workers' Compensation?
  29. Can I Collect Unemployment While Collecting Workers' Compensation?
  30. Do I Have To Sue Or File A Lawsuit In Order To Get Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
  31. Conclusion
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