When you are injured on the job, the first thing that might go through your mind is “How long will it take to get back to work?” Next, you will likely want to know who will cover your medical bills and whether you can afford to be off work for an extended period of time. One place you can find some answers is through the Massachusetts Workers Compensation Bureau.
Workers’ compensation is state-mandated, rather than federally run, so each state regulates rules that provide benefits to employees who are hurt on the job. Laws vary state to state, so connecting with the Massachusetts Workers Compensation Bureau or one of the other agencies tasked with administering the state’s workers’ comp plans. Those agencies include the Department of Industrial Accidents, part of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, the Division of Insurance, part of the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business
Regulation, and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services.
Benefits available to workers include medically necessary equipment, hospital and other medical services, and prescribed drugs. Certain rehabilitation services are also covered, as well as vocational needs. Workers are also compensated for lost income while they are recovering. Speaking with the Massachusetts Workers Compensation Bureau can help an injured employee better understand the benefits available to him or her.