If you are hurt at work, it is important to make sure that you get the full amount of benefits that you deserve to cover your expenses and missed wages. The first step to receiving this compensation is to file a claim with the workers’ compensation system in Massachusetts. This process can become complex and overwhelming for people who are new to the system or who are dealing with debilitating injuries. One way to protect yourself and to ensure that you are treated fairly in your claim is to work with a Boston workers’ compensation lawyer. At Mass Injury Group, we are prepared to evaluate your case and help you determine the best way to get the benefits that you deserve.
In a recent claim dispute, a worker who was injured on the job filed a claim seeking compensation for permanent injuries that she sustained. She was exiting her vehicle, which was a large delivery truck when she stepped into a pothole. This caused her to fall and injure her leg. Initially, she received temporary incapacity benefits. Her employer accepted liability for the injury but claimed that the injury was not as severe as the worker was reporting in her claim.
To resolve the dispute about how severe the injury was, the worker underwent an examination with an independent medical examiner. This is a neutral doctor agreed upon by the parties who evaluates an injured worker to determine the nature and extent of the claimed injuries. The independent medical examiner concluded that the worker was experiencing a variety of conditions as a result of the fall including regional pain syndrome and that it was all directly connected to the pothole accident.