In Massachusetts, the workers' compensation laws set a time limit on when claims for workers' compensation benefits must be filed. Specifically, Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 152 Section 41 provides that notice of an injury must be given to the insurer or insured as soon as practicable after the injury. Additionally, an employee (or their attorney) must file a claim for compensation due from the work injury within four (4) years from the date the employee first became aware of the causal relationship between his disability and his employment.
Since the laws in Massachusetts set a deadline for when a workers' compensation claim must be filed, it is always highly recommended that a worker who is injured on the job speak with an experienced Massachusetts workers' compensation attorney after being hurt on the job. A lawyer will protect your rights to benefits and be able to advise you on the workers' compensation process in Massachusetts.
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