Workers' Compensation Coverage
Workers’ Compensation Law, as detailed in Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 152, guarantees payment to the employee for an injury if the injury arises out of and in the course of the person’s employment. The employee does not need to show negligence on the part of his employer in order to qualify. As a result, the employer is immune from liability claims by employees.
The parish has no deductible on these claims.
Workers’ Compensation compensates the employee 60% of gross wages while he/she is unable to work. Compensation begins after a five-day waiting period. The coverage also pays necessary and reasonable medical expenses related to the injury.
In the event of an injury, whether the employee will lose time from work or not, it is imperative that the incident be reported as soon as possible. The law mandates deadlines in which to deny or accept claims. Claims which are reported late may result in fines from the Department of Industrial Accidents which would be levied against the parish.
Please see the Claims tab to the left for information on reporting a claim.