On the Wolpert Insurance blog, we cover an awful lot about Massachusetts workers compensation—answering FAQs, providing news, and keeping you up-to-date on changes in the industry. However, have we ever really gone over the simplicity of Massachusetts workers compensation? What we mean by this is: Have we ever talked about Massachusetts workers compensation requirements? Workers compensation requirements vary by state. This week, let’s dive into what is required in the state of Massachusetts. By now you know that employers in the state are required to carry workers comp that covers employees and themselves (if they are an employee at their … Continue reading Massachusetts Workers Compensation Insurance Requirements
In most cases, employers are aware of the workers compensation basics. After all, you should be well-versed on the coverage that you are purchasing, right? While you may have the basics down, that does not always mean you are an expert when it comes to Massachusetts workers compensation and how to handle cases that occur on company property. Fortunately for you, WE are the experts at Wolpert Insurance. This is why we are here to answer anything and everything that you may be wondering about. This week, we would like to take a look at a scenario and answer a … Continue reading How Does Workers Compensation Work When an Employee Quits After an Injury?
As promised, we are back with another round of FAQs in terms of Lump Sum Payments. Are you ready to be a Lump Sum expert? We thought so! FAQ #1: Will a Lump Sum affect any other claims an employee may have? Answer: NO! A Lump Sum will never affect any other separate action or proceeding. FAQ #2: Does Vocational Rehabilitation Services affect a Lump Sum? Answer: Yes, it does. A Lump Sum cannot be approved unless specific requirements are met (or at least one.) Mass.gov includes a list of the requirements. They include: • “You have returned to work … Continue reading Lump Sum Payments FAQs, Part 2
Last week, we discussed Lump Sums in a broad sense. This week, we are here with a few FAQs and answers. As a business owner, you should aim to have enough knowledge in this field, so if an injured employer came to you with concerns, you could help them! Of course, you can always turn to your trusty Massachusetts workers compensation provider, Wolpert Insurance, too! For those of you who are interested in learning more about Lump Sums, read on! FAQ #1: Does an employer have to approve a Lump Sum? Answer: Yes, in many cases it is an employer’s … Continue reading Lump Sum Payments FAQs, Part 1