COVID-19 Workman’s Compensation Laws in MA
Hello. My name is Todd Beauregard, owner of the Law Office of Todd D. Beauregard. I have over 20 years of experience in workers compensation law in Massachusetts
A lot of our clients we see regarding workers compensation are usually unaware of all the rights they have under the law. Many are seeking to file a workers compensation claim or sue for unpaid wages, work injuries, have suffered permanent injuries or have died due to a wrongful death such as Covid-19 (coronavirus) and feel they are owed by an employer and are seeking compensation. If injured, you should seek the counsel of a Covid-19 lawyer in Massachusetts as you may also be entitled compensation if the employer’s acts were negligent or if the employer knew of a situation and did not respond adequately to assure a safe environment for all employees. If an injured worker has permanent loss of use of certain body part(s) then you may request what is called a schedule award by submitting a CA-7 Claim for Schedule Award. If you were injured on the job through a negligent employer and your employer does not have workers compensation insurance, you still may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the employer.
For this reason, the workers’ compensation claim process can be adversarial and difficult and will often necessitate the use of a lawyer who is experienced with in workers’ compensation law.
In addition, if an employee has disabilities and feel they have been violated by an employer they may also have a case. The Americans with Disabilities Act protects private sector employees with disabilities from discrimination on the basis of their disability and applies to employers with 15 or more employees. There is currently no federal law that prohibits smaller employers from discriminating against workers with disabilities. However, some states and municipalities do have laws in place that are similar to the ADA and apply to smaller employers.
If you have been injured on the job or believe your rights have been violated by an employer then give our office a call to speak with a Covid-19 lawyer today. Call (978) 275-0073 For a Free Consultation.