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Lifetime benefits. In some very serious situations,
worker may be able to get permanent total disability benefits. The employee must have permanently lost the
use of both hands, both arms, both feet, both legs, both eyes, or a combination
thereof, or suffered any injury that results in total paralysis or a brain
injury which is so severe that it leaves the employee permanently unable to
find gainful employment.
If you suffer a work injury in Massachusetts and have two jobs at the time of your work accident, you may be entitled to more workers comp benefits.
Weekly workers compensation benefits are calculated based on the injured worker's average weekly wage ("AWW"). The AWW is calculated by adding the gross earnings before taxes for the year prior to the work accident and dividing the total gross earnings by the number weeks worked. If an injured worker had a... Read More