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Massachusetts employers are required to carry worker's compensation insurance that covers their employees for any workplace injuries. Employees are entitled to be compensated for workplace injuries even if the injury is not caused by their employer's negligence. If you get hurt at work, you can file a claim under workers compensation.

What the Department of Industrial Accidents Does

The DIA is primarily a court system tasked with resolving disputed workers' compensation claims. Our Public Information staff can answer your questions about workers' compensation benefits and let you know the correct procedures to follow to receive these benefits. If your claim is denied by the insurer or if you do not receive all the benefits you are entitled to, we can help you through our claim process.

It is important that you keep any documents your employer or its insurer sends you, as well as copies of any forms they have you fill out for them. If you call our Public Information Office, please have these forms available along with a pen or pencil and some notepaper. It would also be helpful to write out your questions in advance so you don't forget to ask any questions you might have.