Boston Worker’s Compensation Lawyer
Have You Been Injured on the Job? Are You Seeking Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a benefit required under Massachusetts law, Chapter 152.
Work-related accidents are devastating and can have long-term effects on those injured and their families. Fortunately, a majority of all employers and employees in the Commonwealth are covered in cases of work-related accidents.
Workers’ compensation works to provide those who have been injured on the job with wage loss benefits for either total or partial disability, as well as other costs associated with being injured on the job. This allows injured workers to support themselves and their families while they recover from an injury.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a work-related injury, call the experienced Boston workers’ compensation lawyers at the Attorney Injury Group at 617-934-7000 for help. We will investigate your injury claim, and work to seek the justice and the compensation you deserve.
Workers’ compensation benefits
For decades, our Boston workers’ compensation attorneys have secured workers’ compensation benefits for clients in the greater Boston area. Our attorneys are dedicated and committed to fighting hard for those injured at work.
As a Boston resident, if you are injured or become ill as a result of an accident or incident that occurs within the course and scope of employment, you are eligible for benefits. However, if you are denied benefits, you will need to dispute your claim in front of The Department of Industrial Accidents agency. Only if this process is appealed beyond the reviewing board will your case be forwarded to the state court system.
Due to the complex nature of workers’ compensation law, the agency advises that workers seek legal help if their claims are disputed. If your case is won, the law requires that the insurance company pay the attorney’s fee.
History of success
Some of the successful workers’ compensation claims our lawyers have obtained for clients include:
- Auto accidents
- Burn accidents
- Construction accidents
- Crane accidents
- Elevator or escalator accidents
- Exposure to dangerous chemicals or toxic materials
- Farming accidents
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Illness related to job stress
- Lifting injuries
- Machine injuries
- Repetitive stress, joint and nerve injuries
- Scaffolding accidents
- Violence in the workplace
Types of Benefits
Dependent on the extent of injuries, the types of benefits a worker is entitled to will vary.
- Death benefits
- Disfigurement and/or loss of function
- Partial disability benefits
- Permanent total disability benefits
- Total disability benefits
Employees should know workers’ compensation might not cover all expenses relating to injury or illness such as pain & suffering or loss of consortium. Depending on the circumstances of each case – and especially instances where a worker has suffered a severe or catastrophic injury or death – third-party lawsuits should be explored.
According to the exclusive remedy provision under Massachusetts’s workers’ compensation law, employees covered under workers’ compensation can’t sue their employer for additional recovery. However, if there are other responsible parties beyond the employer, they may be held accountable in a civil lawsuit. For example, if a manufacturer of a machine created a faulty machine and an employee was injured, the manufacturer of that machine may be pursued in third-party litigation.
A COMPLEX PROCESS
Just because workers are covered for work-related accidents, illnesses and injuries does not mean securing compensation will be a simple process. Hiring a workers’ compensation law firm in Massachusetts with proven results can help to simplify the process and guarantee results.
The Boston workers’ compensation attorneys at the Attorney Injury Group will thoroughly review your case and aggressively fight for the compensation you deserve.
The Attorney Injury Group will fight aggressively to protect your rights. If you or a loved one were injured on the job and are seeking workers’ compensation call the experienced workers’ compensation attorneys in Boston at the Attorney Injury Group for help. Call us today at 617-934-7000 for a FREE, confidential consultation. When you call our experienced Massachusetts personal injury lawyers, we will investigate every detail of your accident at no cost to you.
At the Attorney Injury Group, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front and we don’t get paid until you do. Call today to learn how we may be able to help.
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