LAW 634: MA Workers' Compensation
Prerequisite: LAW 515, 516
A course designed for those who plan to work in a general practice and need to know how to file a workers' compensation claim, how such claims are adjudicated, and the relevant case law affecting the outcome of such claims. It is not a general survey course. Instead, it focuses on the statute which governs workplace injuries in Massachusetts and upon case law which has interpreted important provisions of that statute. Students will become familiar with major provisions of the statute. In addition, they will get hands on training: they will learn how to calculate workers' comp benefits, how to fill out a workers' comp claim form, and how best to present a claim to the administrative agency responsible for deciding such claims.