Know Your Workers' Comp Rights

When You Need a Lawyer's Help

A worker injured on the job is entitled to medical care for his or her injury and a percentage of average weekly wage. Most of the time your claim will not go smoothly nor move in a timely fashion without an experienced workers' compensation attorney on your side.

Know Your Rights to Workers' Compensation
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Attorneys at Ellis Law Offices in Worcester, Massachusetts, have been protecting workers' rights since 1963. We know that an employer or the workers' compensation insurance carrier can slow down the process or deny claims while your medical bills pile up and you cannot go to work because of your injuries.

Contact a workers' compensation lawyer who knows your rights and can help you obtain the coverage you need.

  • Call us if the carrier does not start paying right away. You and your family need that money.
  • The carrier may decide that you have had enough time to heal and cut off your pay and medical care.
  • The employer may pressure you into getting back to work before your injuries have healed — even before you have been fully diagnosed.
  • They may try to channel you to their doctors — doctors they pay to evaluate workers' comp claims. You are entitled to select your own doctor, but there are specific rules you need to follow in order to ensure that all your medical bills get paid. Ask your lawyer.
  • You may not be able to go back to your old job because of your injuries, but you may qualify for vocational rehabilitation.
  • If your injuries caused a disability that keeps you from working, you may be eligible for a lump-sum settlement. Talk to an attorney who can explain your rights.

Injured workers deserve medical care and a paycheck to get them through the recovery period. Sometimes insurance carriers make a decision not to pay, to stop payments early or to complicate issues so much that the worker gives up trying to get the benefits they are entitled to.

Know your rights. The lawyers at Ellis Law Offices have more than 100 years of combined experience protecting workers' rights. Contact us for a free consultation.