Worker’s Compensation Resources
Workers’ Compensation, or “Workman’s Comp” is an insurance program mandated by the State of Massachusetts (and other states) that makes sure that employees who are injured on the job or due to their line of work receive ample treatment for their injury or illness.
Workers’ Compensation rehabilitates the worker after an injury.
What is FECA?
FECA stands for the Federal Employee’s Compensation Act. You can read more about it on the Department of Labor’s official website. It is administered by the DFEC (Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation), who acts as a judge in:
- New claims for benefits
- Managing cases
- Paying benefits (in the form of medical expenses or awarded cash benefits)
- Assists Injured/Handicapped Workers in returning to work
According to the DFEC website, the compensation claims are promptly adjudicated in the following general schedule:
- Traumatic Injury: 45 days after receipt
- Simple Occupational Illness Case: 90 days after receipt
- Occupational Illness Case: ~6 months after receipt
- Very Complex Occupational Illness Case: ~10 months after receipt
Rehabilitative Orthopedic Care After Worker’s Injury
Choosing the right Orthopedic Surgeon for a Workplace Injury is a large part of the recovery and rehabilitation process. The physicians at New England Work Injury, a joint effort between top greater-Boston area orthopedic surgeons, have the experience and expertise to come up with a recovery plan for your injury.
Call 781-235-3992 to learn more about New England Work Injury.
External Web Resources for Workers Compensation in Massachusetts
- Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents
- Massachusetts Division of Insurance
- Massachusetts Workers Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau
- New Hampshire Department of Labor
- Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training
- Connecticut Workers Compensation Commission
- Vermont Department of Labor
- Maine Workers Compensation Board