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Workers’ Compensation Law

In Massachusetts, all businesses must carry workers’ comp insurance for all employees. This includes owners who are considered employees, no matter how many hours are worked per week. Also the Massachusetts workers’ compensation system insists that employees who are in domestic service must be covered if they work more than 16 hours per week.

We are thrilled to welcome Attorney Jamie Goodwin to the KJC Team.  

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Attorney Jamie Goodwin concentrates on legal matters arising out of his client’s ability or inability to work.  He has represented employees and labor organizations up and down the I-95 corridor.  Although he has represented Employers, his passion is representing individuals and the entities that represent them. His practice primarily focuses on workers’ compensation, labor & employment, social security disability, and public sector disability retirements.  Jamie diligently represents his clients from the first consultation to the Courthouse and will continue to do so as a member of the KJC team. 

Attorney Goodwin is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of Florida.  Jamie received his undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (2005) and sought his Juris Doctor degree at Northeastern University’s School of Law (2008). He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (2008), the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts (2011), and the State of Florida (2015). 

What is Workers Compensation Insurance? 

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In any business, employees can get hurt. Thankfully, workers compensation insurance, also known as workers comp can give benefits to employees who suffer from a worker-related injury or illness. There are many beneficial ways in which workers comp can protect your business and employees. Worker’s comp will help cover missed wages, medical expenses, vocational rehabilitation, or in extreme cases death benefits.  

Each state has its own workers’ compensation program. This means that laws for workers comp can be different depending on the location of your business. Under the Massachusetts workers’ compensation system, the Massachusetts General Laws require employers to provide workers’ compensation (WC) insurance coverage for all of their employees. This insurance pays for necessary and reasonable medical treatment related to illness or injury while also covering partial compensation for lost wages after the first 5 calendar days of total or partial disability.  

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