How Long Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
This is another frequently asked question that comes up many times over the life of a Workers’ Comp case. While reasonable and related medical benefits for a person who sustained an injury at work can potentially last indefinitely, this question is most often referring to how long can an injured employee remain on weekly disability benefits. In other words, they are usually asking, how long can I be paid for.
The Massachusetts Workers’ Comp. Law is found at M.G.L. Chapter 152. This statute was originally enacted during the early 1900s, and has undergone a series of updates, revisions, and changes since that time. Today, there are 3 main sections that exist in the law which govern how long an injured employee can receive a weekly check. They are Sections 34, 35, and 34A.