If you have been injured on the job, then a MA Workers' Compensation Claim can help you recover compensation for medical costs and lost wages. However, in addition to a workers' compensation claim, you may also be able to file a secondary claim against a third party and receive additional compensation for your injuries.
Workers' compensation offers some benefits to those who are injured on the job, but it does not cover personal injury in the future and money from workers' compensation eventually runs out. That is why many clients also consider filing a work injury claim.
For instance, if a worker on a construction site is injured after a steel band snaps unexpectedly, that worker is entitled to wage benefits and could also file a claim against the manufacturing company for a defective product. Additionally, employers are obligated to take all reasonable measures to protect their employees against accidents and injuries. That includes training employees on potential hazards of the job, so that is another area where work injury claims often make sense.
Greater Boston Work Injury Lawyers at the Law Firm of Altman & Altman, LLP
For over 40 years, the Greater Boston Law Firm of Altman & Altman, LLP has been successfully representing clients throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.ÂÂ We have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and jury awards for our clients.ÂÂ Our knowledgeable attorneys have handled claims such as defective products, negligence, chemical spills, on-site explosions, falling objects, inadequate training on machinery, wrongful death, crane accidents, elevator accidents, and other work injury claims. From minor injuries to wrongful death, our lawyers have handled a wide range of work injury cases involving serious injuries such as:
- Severe burns
- Partial or full paralysis
- Massive internal injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Loss of limbs
- Brain injuries
It is important to note that in cases where an injured worker is employed illegally, that worker is still entitled to file a claim against their employer and any liable third parties. The worker's immigration status does not impact their eligibility for filing a workers' compensation or work injury claim. Their employer or involved third parties are still responsible for creating a safe work environment and safe products, as well as educating employees on wearing proper safety gear, following appropriate precautions, and otherwise preventing accidents. Our attorneys are sensitive in handling these types of cases, but we fight aggressively to advocate for our clients' rights.
In Massachusetts, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit is three years; however, it is preferable to contact an attorney as soon as possible after the incident so that they can begin researching the circumstances surrounding the work injury.
Why should I contact Altman & Altman about my work injury?
Clients look to our team of legal professionals to provide thorough and strategic representation. We bring over 4 decades of experience in handling catastrophic work injuries, as well as more minor injuries, and we are well versed in the specific laws governing Massachusetts work injury cases. We also have access to a network of accident reconstruction and medical experts who can help us present your case in a credible and compelling manner.
In addition to having a strong record of results, we pride ourselves for being readily accessible to clients day or night. Our phones are answered around the clock, and all emails receive an immediate response. We understand that work injury cases are often very serious and high-stakes, thanks in part to the high cost of healthcare following an accident.ÂÂ Our commitment to staying accessible ensures that clients are able to reach us whenever they need.
Serving the client's best interest is our top priority. Every case is different, and in some cases, we might advise someone to forgo a work injury claim if that claim is not in the client's best interest. We also offer free initial consultations to new clients, but there is no obligation to file a claim. Meeting with a work injury lawyer can help you make an informed decision about how to handle your work injury claim, but it is does not mean that you committed to moving forward with your claim.
If you or someone you love has sustained a Work Injury in MA, please Contact our Massachusetts Work Injury Attorneys to schedule a free initial consultation. We are available around the clock by Phone at 617.492.3000 or toll-free at 800.481.6199 or Contact Us Online.