Watertown Workers’ Compensation
Located just 6 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.
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.
Workers compensation, however, does not provide for pain and suffering damages that are available in regular negligence cases. If the injury is due, at least in part, to a third party’s negligence, for example the manufacturer of a defective machine, or the negligence of a subcontractor, you may be able to win additional damages from that 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.
With offices conveniently located in Boston and Cambridge, the law firm of Altman & Altman is 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. Call us today for a free and confidential case consultation to begin the process of bringing your case.