The laws in Massachusetts, specifically General Laws c. 152 §§ 13 and 30, state that if an employee is hurt while working, he or she is entitled to receive all medical benefits that is reasonable, medically necessary, and causally related to the work injury. In fact, the laws obligate the workers compensation insurance company to pay these medical benefits.
For example, if you fall from a ladder while working and break your leg, all treatment, including hospital visits, doctor appointments, surgeries, physical therapy and even medications, are to be paid by the workers compensation insurance company.
These medical benefits also cover costs of medications and reimbursement for all out-of-pocket medical expenses, such as, travel to and from doctor visits (mileage, parking, and tolls).
Have you Been Hurt on the Job in Massachusetts?
If you, or someone you know, has been injured on the job in Massachusetts you most likely have many questions. Feel free to call us at (508) 879-3500 or contact us online. You should take the time to speak with our legal team so we can evaluate your case for free. It just might be the best decision you make.