FAQ: Workers’ Compensation in Lynn, MA

Mark Horrigan of Horrigan & Norman Law is here to help you if you’ve been injured on the job and are facing a workers’ compensation case. Start by reading our FAQs about Massachusetts’ workers’ comp laws then contact us today!

What is workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system that injured employees can turn to if they’ve been hurt on the job or in the workplace.

What are Massachusetts’ workers’ comp laws?

All employers in the Commonwealth who employ one or more employees must provide workers’ compensation benefits.

Can I sue my employer for workers’ compensation?

You cannot sue your employer for workers’ compensation so long as they offer workers’ compensation.

Can other companies be at-fault for a workers’ compensation claim?

Yes! If your employer hires another company into the workplace and that 3rd party was the reason you were injured, you could be eligible for a case.

How do you determine who is at-fault in a workers’ comp case?

Determining at-fault parties means you must provide proof of negligence. If you’ve fallen off a ladder at a construction site, was it because your employer had poorly operating ladders or was there a 3rd party company on the site who knocked the legs out from the ladder as they were moving material by you? These are questions to ask when determining at-fault parties.

Which types of businesses have the most workers’ compensation claims?

Healthcare and social assistance, followed by manufacturing and other construction jobs were the most common businesses involved in workers’ compensation claims.

What is the Statute of Limitations for filing a workers’ comp case in Massachusetts?

Under workers’ compensation law, for injuries on the job, a claim must be filed within 4 years from the date you became aware of your injury in connection to your workplace.