How to get a copy of your DIA file

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The Keeper of Records Office (KOR) responds to requests for records in compliance with Massachusetts Public Records Law [MGL c. 66]. A WRITTEN request must be sent to the KOR. All documents that are not considered public records, or considered exempt under the MGL c. 4, § 7(26), in whole or in part, shall be withheld. The Keeper of Records for the Department of Industrial Accidents is Bill Taupier, Director of Administration, 617-727-4900, Ext. 7560,  Bill.Taupier@massmail.state.ma.us.

  • The Baker Administration has implemented standardized production costs in response to public records requests, and in the interest of cost savings and environmental purposes, fulfill requests electronically as able.
    • Electronic Copies: No charge for duplication*
    • 1-4 precisely defined documents: No charge**
    • Black and White Hard Copies: 10 cents per page for single- and double-sided copies.
    • Color Hard Copies: 50 cents per page
  • To improve communications with the public, secretariats and agencies through their KOR will notify a requester within 5 days if the records they are seeking may take more than 10 days and/or cost $10 to produce. Requests should be fulfilled in no more than 8 weeks, with any extension being explained to a requester in writing.
  • DIA will regularly make available frequently requested information and/or records on their website and provide information as able, in electronic, searchable formats.
  • The DIA will waive search and retrieval fees for standard public records requests, provide at no cost the first 4 hours of work required for more complex requests, and charge no more than $25 per hour for additional time required and notify the requester of those costs in advance.

*Costs for discs, thumb-drives or other storage devices necessary to transmit requested documents still apply.

**To be provided within 3-9 days of receipt of the request.

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  • Download and fill out the File Request Form. Fill in as much of the information as you can.
  • Mail to:

                    Keeper of Records
                    Department of Industrial Accidents
                    1 Congress St., Suite 100
                    Boston, MA 02114

  • Download and fill out the File Request Form. Fill in as much of the information as you can.
  • Bring to:

                     Department of Industrial Accidents
                     1 Congress St., Suite 100
                     Boston, MA 02114

Please note that you will not get a copy of your file if you come in with the request. The records requests are processed in the order in which they arrive.

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It is important to keep your records as you may need them when you retire. Some pension plans will give you full or partial credit for the time you were receiving workers' compensation benefits. Social Security will also ask you for the information.

Insurance companies and attorneys are only required to keep their files for 7 years after your case is over.

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