If you've suffered a work-related injury in Massachusetts, you may not know where to start when you want to collect compensation. Fortunately, the state of Massachusetts does enforce workers' compensation. You will need to be sure your employer has filed the Employer's First Report of Injury of Fatality – Form 101 if you've had to miss five or more full or part-days of work.
As you consider seeking Social Security Disability, it's important that you understand all parts of the process. Many people are denied the first time they apply for this payment, because the forms or applications aren't filled out correctly. Having your Social Security Disability denied doesn't mean you have to go without it; you can appeal or reapply for the service.
If you receive workers' compensation in New Hampshire, you may be pleased to hear that changes have been made in the weekly rates you'll receive; they've changed for the better. According to a report from July 1, the maximum workers’ compensation payment will now increase each week from $1,383 to $1404. That change is applicable starting July 1, 2014.
Workers' compensation can be costly, and that's what some people are arguing has happened in New Hampshire. When you're seeking workers' compensation, this could have a direct effect; the state Insurance Department has claimed that New Hampshire medical providers charge up to twice as much as their counterparts around New England and the rest of the United States.
From construction work to the fast food industry, everyone has to monitor and endeavor to work within safety standards set by the state. When work site injuries start cropping up, there are valid concerns. Safety procedures should always be followed, but if you're hurt because they weren't, then you might be able to seek compensation.
Workplace accidents happen all the time in New Hampshire and across the United States. There are many different types of accidents that happen at work that cause serious injuries and fatalities. However, one type of worksite injury may be overlooked by many companies and workers.