Massachusetts Workers Compensation Lawyer
Were you injured on the job and denied workers’ compensation benefits? The Massachusetts workers’ compensation law is supposed to guarantee specific benefits to workers that get hurt on the job—even if the worker is the one that caused the accident. Unfortunately, receiving the workers’ compensation benefits that are your right under Massachusetts law is not always easy. Sadly, employers and their insurance companies have been known to claim that an injury did not happen at work or that a worker is entitled to fewer benefits.
The Massachusetts workers’ compensation lawyers at Gilman Law LLP have extensive experience handling work-related injury lawsuits, and have successfully assisted many injured employees gain access to the benefits they are owed. If you’ve been hurt at work, and your workers’ compensation claim is being denied or disputed, you need an experienced lawyer on your side to fight for your rights. The Massachusetts workers compensation lawyers can assist you and your family with everything from pursuing your claim for workers compensation benefits to defending against an insurance company’s attempt to terminate benefits you may be currently receiving.
Workers’ Compensation in Massachusetts
The Massachusetts workers compensation lawyers at Gilman Law LLP have more than 30 years of experience fighting for the rights of injured workers. Our firm has successfully represented scores of clients who have sustained serious work related injuries, including those involving:
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Exposure to hazardous materials
- Motor vehicle accident that occur in a company vehicle or while driving for your job
- Neck and back injuries
- Foot and ankle injuries
- Knee, shoulder and elbow injuries
- Head injuries and concussions
- Loss of hearing or vision
- Post-traumatic stress and psychiatric injuries
- Crushing injuries
In Massachusetts, workers’ compensation benefits usually include coverage of your medical costs and disability payments, the amount of which is based upon extent of disability. An Employee deemed totally disabled is entitled to a weekly benefit of 60% of their pre-injury wage. If this total disability is found to be permanent, an injured worker would be eligible for a weekly benefit of 66.67% of their pre-injury wage.
When a worker is killed on the job, the surviving spouse and/or the children of the worker may bring a workers’ compensation claim in order to receive financial relief for their loss. In such cases, families of deceased workers may be entitled to recover 60% of the average weekly wage that the worker would have earned and other benefits depending on the circumstances.
The Massachusetts Workers Compensation Statute also gives an injured employee the right to receive medical treatment from a doctor of their choosing. An employee may be eligible to receive vocational retraining if the injured worker is at an end medical result and has restrictions preventing them from returning to their prior work. Employees also have the right to reimbursed for expenses relating to their medical treatment, such as out of pocket expenses, mileage, parking and prescription expenses.
In order to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, your case will need to be heard by a conciliator or administrative judge at the Department of Industrial Accidents. The insurance company for your employer will be represented by an attorney at the Department of Industrial Accidents. You also need to have experienced counsel present. While you focus on recovering from your workplace accident or illness, you can be assured that the Massachusetts workers’ compensation lawyers at Gilman Law will handle every aspect of your claim. Our attorneys and professional staff will explain every stage of your workers’ compensation case, answer all your questions, and keep you updated on all developments.
Third-Party Work Related Injury Claims
Unfortunately, workers’ compensation benefits may not cover all of the losses you sustained as a result of your work-related injury. Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your injury and examine all avenues of recovery for you. If it is found that negligence or carelessness by a third party, such as the manufacturer of a defective machine or a negligent contractor, caused your injury, you may be entitled to addition compensation from that party. The Massachusetts personal injury lawyers at Gilman Law LLP can file claims or lawsuits against all negligent parties so that you can receive the compensation that they owe you.
Legal Help for with Massachusetts Injury Claims
If you were injured at work, and your workers compensation claim has been denied or disputed, you must act now to protect your legal rights. With offices throughout Massachusetts, the workers compensation attorneys at Gilman Law LLP are available now to answer all of your legal questions. Please complete our online form or contact Gilman Law LLP at (888) 252-0084 for your free, confidential, no-obligation case evaluation with one of workers compensation attorney today.