The Workers’ Compensation law is contained in Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 152. It is a wage replacement statute; that is, it provides an injured worker with weekly wages if his/her ability to earn wages is impaired due to a workplace injury. In addition, the law provides for insurer paid medical coverage for medical treatment where such treatment is reasonable and necessary and causally related to the workplace injury. Furthermore, the law provides for a monetary benefit for loss of function and/or scarring and disfigurement.
Workers' compensation is a no-fault system of insurance that does not require proof of negligence or foreseeability. It does not, however, compensate for pain and suffering. We represent claimants, especially public sector employees, in cases before the Department of Industrial Accidents.