Work Injury Addicent Lawyer
You may be entitled to workers’ compensation if you suffered an injury on the job. When you are injured, it is imperative to contact an attorney as soon as possible. We will take steps to ensure that you receive compensation to cover your medical bills and lost wages. If your injury leads to disability, you may be entitled to a permanency award. Since 1990, Dussault & Zatir has provided assistance with workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability claims.
ASSISTANCE WITH SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INSURANCE (SSDI) CLAIMS
If you are no longer able to work due to your injury, you may be entitled to SSDI benefits. Most SSDI claims are denied at first. If your claim was denied, do not despair. Our attorneys can help you prepare for your hearing before the Social Security Administration. Successful claimants are those who are able to present highly detailed evidence that demonstrates why they are unable to work. We can help you obtain the necessary documentation and prepare for questioning at the hearing level and beyond.
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What is workers compensation?
The Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation system is in place to make sure that workers are protected by insurance if they are injured on the job or contract a work-related illness. This insurance pays for any reasonable and necessary medical treatment related to a job-related injury or illness, pays compensation for lost wages after the first five calendar days of full or partial disability, and in some cases provides retraining for employees who qualify
What are the workers' compensation benefits?
Injured workers are eligible to receive lost wages benefits as well as medical benefits. Primarily, an injured worker can receive temporary total disability benefits at a rate of 60% their average weekly wage or partial disability benefits at up to 75% of their total disability benefits rate. Additionally, you are entitled to adequate and reasonable medical care as a result of a a workplace injury.
What is a lump sum settlement?
A lump sum settlement is a legal contract between you, the insurer, and in some cases your employer. A lump sum settlement is one-time payment usually made in place of your weekly compensation checks. Be sure when accepting a settlement that you are clear on your rights, and what you may be giving up, as you must carefully consider whether settling your case is in your own best interest. A lump sum is not given automatically; both you and the insurance company must agree to it, and in most cases, it must be approved by an Administrative Judge at the DIA.