Questionable Worker’s Compensation Claims For Volunteer Freighters Are Being Investigated Which Totaled $3.1 Million Since 2005.

If you have suffered an injury while working, then you may be able to bring a worker’s compensation claim so you can begin recovering from those injuries. Although filing a worker’s compensation personal injury claim is complicated, our team of highly skilled and respected Boston, MA worker’s compensation lawyers and personal injury lawyer experts here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm have been representing injured Massachusetts workers and their families from all over Massachusetts for decades.

In August 2013, a volunteer firefighter was installing a radio on a tanker truck when he slipped and fell on the truck’s running board. The man had been performing the task as a contractor, and after his claim for workers’ compensation was reviewed, a $22,299 check was cut for the injured man. This is just one example of possible abuse noted by auditors in the Finance and Administration Cabinet, which review the state’s worker’s compensation program. The cabinet has been looking into what they describe as “questionable claims” that have been awarded to volunteer firefighters totaling $3.1 million dating back to 2005. If found to be fraudulent, those responsible will be liable to pay back the money they were awarded.

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident while working, you may be entitled to damages in an amount equal to the wages you’ve lost, your medical bills and the pain and suffering you’ve experienced. Please contact one of our experienced worker’s compensation lawyers or a personal injury attorney specialist here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates by phone at 617-787-3700 or email us at for a free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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