Watertown Workers’ Compensation
When you are injured in a work-related incident that renders you unable to work for a sustained period of time, you are entitled under Massachusetts law to receive workers’ compensation. The amount you may receive depends on several factors, and your employer or their insurance company may be unwilling to pay these benefits. If a work injury happens to you, having representation from the Cambridge firm of Altman & Altman LLP is the best way to ensure you receive what is rightfully yours.Were You Injured While Working in Watertown?
Located just six miles northwest of Boston, and adjacent to Cambridge, Watertown is a growing economic center. Among the larger employers in Watertown are the Tufts Health Plan, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, JC Cannistraro, the Perkins School for the Blind, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., Sasaki Associates, Inc., Harvard Business Publishing, Communispace Corp, New England Research Institutes, Inc., Doble Engineering and AthenaHealth.
With this growing economy and strong biotech, pharmaceutical, engineering and science and technology industries, Watertown has developed a robust job market. Over 1,000 businesses are headquartered in Watertown, and approximately 20,000 people are employed in Watertown. Because so many people work in Watertown, workers’ rights are correspondingly strong. The expert workers’ compensation attorneys at the law firm of Altman & Altman are committed to defending injured workers’ throughout Middlesex County, including in Watertown.Workers’ Compensation is a Legally Protected Right
All privately employed individuals are entitled to workers’ compensation for any work-related injuries. On the job injuries can occur in almost any form – falls, lifting injuries, exposure to harmful substances, machine injuries, and, most commonly, construction accidents. Our attorneys have vast experience filing workers’ compensation claims, and in determining if other avenues are available for compensation.
The Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) runs the Massachusetts workers’ compensation system. The benefit a worker receives under workers’ compensation insurance depends on the extent of his or her injuries. By law, workers who are injured on the job are entitled to adequate and reasonable medical care, including prescription drug reimbursement, for as long as medical care is necessary to treat the injury or illness.
In addition, the spouse or child of an employee who is fatally injured on the job is entitled to weekly benefits in the amount of two-thirds of the deceased worker’s average weekly wage until the spouse remarries, or until the children reach 18 years old.Sometimes You Need More Than Simple Compensation
Depending on the severity of your work incident, the money you receive from workers’ compensation may not be sufficient to cover all your expenses resulting from the injury. In these cases, hiring an experienced personal injury attorney can be the difference between having enough money to get by and struggling to make payments each month.
Other methods for financial remediation could include personal injury lawsuits filed against negligent third parties that contributed to your work accident. For example, third party negligent entities could include manufacturers that produce unsafe equipment, an inspection company that failed to notice a dangerous element to a machine during routine inspections, or a chemical company that failed to warn people of the toxicity of a certain substance.
With the right legal guidance, you may be able to win additional damages from the negligent party, including pain and suffering damages. Our experienced attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case and determine if any third-party liability exists. If it does, we will aggressively plan a case strategy for you and get you the compensation you deserve.
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Altman & Altman have over 50 years of experience helping our clients and are ready and able to help Watertown workers file workers’ compensation claims and get the resources they need to recover from their injuries and protect their families.
Contact us online or call for a free consultation to go over the details of your case today at 617.492.3000 or toll-free at 800.481.6199.