Brockton Work Injury
Brockton offers a plethora of opportunities for cultural, culinary, recreational, and educational opportunities for curious-minded visitors and the city's own 100,000 residents. The city is home to a complex of museums celebrating the city's rich history, the long-standing Brockton Symphony Orchestra, shopping centers and restaurants, and the city's baseball team, the Brockton Rox. The city also boasts a top-notch public education system, and is located near several colleges, including Bridgewater State University, Stonehill College, and the city's own Massasoit Community College. With such a bustling, expansive culture, Brockton is the daily worksite of many workers who may be susceptible to unforeseen work accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured on the job in Brockton or its surrounding communities of Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, and West Bridgewater, you need an experienced Brockton attorney to represent you. The lawyers at Altman & Altman, LLP, stand ready to help you.
According to Osha.gov, 4,679 workers were killed on the job in 2014. A break down of that statistic shows that these deaths occurred at a rate of almost 90 per week or more than 13 deaths every day. The leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites were falls, followed by electrocution, struck by object, and caught-in/between objects.
Aside from deaths, there are also many workers who are injured each year with those injuries ranging in severity. Pursuant to MGL c. 152 § 41 for injuries on or after January 1, 1986, a claim must be filed with the insurer within four (4) years of the date an employee becomes aware of the causal connection between their disability and their employment. In the case of the death of an employee, the claim must be within four (4) years of death. If you receive a Notification of Denial - Form 104, you would have four (4) years from the date you received it to appeal the denial.
A common question many work injury lawyers are asked is -- what if my employer does not have workers compensation insurance? If that is the case you still have outlets of assistance. A special trust fund has been set up to pay workers' compensation benefits for employees who are injured working for companies that do not have workers' compensation insurance. Employees of uninsured employers who were injured on or after December 12, 1985 can both sue their employer in a civil action and file a claim against the Worker's Compensation Trust Fund (WCTF).
If you have suffered any kind of injury while on the job, or have lost a loved one to a work related death it is important you contact a lawyer to protect your legal rights. At Altman & Altman, LLP our attorneys have been handling work injury claims for decades and have developed a proven system to achieve the results you need. Please call us toll free and set up a time to have a free consultation with one of our many experienced work injury attorneys.