Worcester Work Injury
Worcester, located in central Massachusetts, is the second largest city in the state (and in New England, for that matter), with over 180,000 residents. The city is accessible by several major highways, including I-290, I-190, I-495, and Route 146, making it commuter-friendly. Worcester is also a bustling college town, home to Clark University, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Assumption College, Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Becker College, Quinsigamond Community College. Along with these institutions and the City of Worcester, Worcester's major employers include UMass Medical School, UMass Memorial Health Care, and Saint Vincent Hospital. With so many people driving in the city, it is likely that car accidents will happen. If you or a loved one have been injured on the job in Worcester-or elsewhere in Massachusetts-it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Worcester, MA work injury attorney.
Although the risk of work injuries is highest in fields like construction, injuries on the job are also common in office buildings, warehouses, restaurants, and schools. An employee might slip and fall on a negligently maintained staircase, be involved in a car accident while driving a delivery truck, suffer a burn, or be injured by a defective machine. Regardless of how severe, workers' compensation can be incredibly helpful for covering medical expenses and lost wages. If you have been injured on the job in Worcester, or elsewhere in Massachusetts, you may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits, including payment of medical expenses and lost wages.
People who have been injured on the job can sometimes file both a workers' compensation and personal injury claim, since workers' compensation may not cover all of your recovery costs. Regardless of the type of accident or your employment status, your employer is responsible for creating a safe work environment. If you have been injured at work, it makes sense to not only file a workers' compensation claim, but also a personal injury claim. Our Worcester, Massachusetts workers' compensation lawyers want to make sure you are receiving just compensation while you are out of work and have the medical help you need to get you back to work as soon as possible. To that end, we will work diligently to maximize your compensation in as little time as possible-hopefully reducing the emotional and financial stress that often follows an accident.
If you are seeking compensation for an injury on the job, or are unsure whether you should pursue a workers' compensation claim, our attorneys are available to answer any legal questions, inform you of your legal options, and help you make the most prudent choice for your situation. The Worcester, MA work injury lawyers at Altman & Altman, LLP are available for a free, confidential case consultation 7 days a week, 24 hours a day at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 (toll free). If you prefer to send an email inquiry, please know that all inquiries are responded to immediately. Please also note that we take all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis: we charge no fee unless you recover.