Injured on the Way to Work
You might be wondering if you are eligible to receive workers’ compensation in Massachusetts if you were injured on the way to work. After all, you wouldn’t have been injured if you didn’t have work in the first place, right? Unfortunately, that is not the case.
However, it is important to understand what constitutes the “workplace.” If your job requires you to drive during work hours, you may be eligible to receive workers’ comp if you are injured while trying to fulfill your duties. It all depends.
If you think you might have a workplace injury claim, contact the experienced attorneys at the Law Office of Jeffrey A. Young today to schedule a free consultation.
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Injured on the Way to Work | How an Attorney Can Help with Your Claim
A workers’ compensation attorney will serve as your personal advocate when dealing with insurance companies and the DIA (Department of Industrial Accidents, the Massachusetts agency that overhears disputes between injured workers and insurers). A well-practiced attorney will help the claim process move along in a timely and efficient manner.
While it is possible to go through this process alone, it is highly recommended to hire or at least consult with an experienced attorney who specializes in workers’ compensation appeals. They will provide legal counsel and fight for your rights.
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While Massachusetts workers’ compensation laws are designed to help protect injured workers, insurance companies want to make a profit. It’s important that injured Massachusetts workers talk with an experienced Massachusetts workers’ compensation lawyer to make sure that their rights are protected and that they are treated fairly. Contact a dedicated Massachusetts workers’ compensation lawyer at the Law Office of Jeffrey A. Young for a free consultation. Let our experience work for you.