In the state of Massachusetts, most employees are provided worker’s compensation by their employer, with some exceptions.
Employers that fail to provide worker’s compensation for their employees can face serious legal consequences, including fines and criminal charges. The Law Offices of Attorney David Dishman are experienced in failure to provide worker’s compensation litigation.
If you are a full time, part time, or seasonal employee, your employer is compelled by the law to provide you with worker’s compensation. If you are a domestic worker, you are eligible for worker’s compensation after you have worked 16 hours for the week. Documented and undocumented employees are also eligible for worker’s compensation. Contact Attorney David Dishman if you are unsure of your employment status and your worker’s comp eligibility.
If you get injured on the job, you are eligible for worker’s compensation benefits. However, if you are injured because of “serious and willful misconduct”, your benefits can be terminated. The injury does not necessarily have to occur at your official workplace. If it happens on a job-site, or on the way to a job-site from your workplace, you are eligible for worker’s comp. However, an injury that happens during your normal commute to-and-from work does not qualify worker’s compensation.
Contact Attorney David Dishman with any concerns you may have regarding your worker’s compensation status.