Have you been injured at work? For over 50 years, the Boston, Massachusetts-based personal injury attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP have made it a priority to help injured workers collect workers’ compensation payments while recovering in order for them and their families to continue living their lives.
Our experienced work injury lawyers are available around the clock to answer your questions or to provide you a free case consultation. To speak to a local and dedicated workers’ compensation lawyer, give us a call at 617.492.3000.
We handle all types of Workers' Compensation Cases, including but not limited to:
- Failure to Pay Wages
- Scaffolding Accidents
- Crane Accidents
- Construction Site Blasting Accidents
- Other Work Related Injuries
- Industrial Accidents
- OSHA Workplace Investigations
- Work Injuries
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- Accidental Electrocution – A silent workplace killer
- Trench Accidents and Safety Requirements
- Forklift Injuries
- Roof Collapse Accidents
- Injuries From Falling Debris
- Roofing Injuries
- Floor Collapse Injuries
- Ironworker Injuries
Workers’ compensation law guarantees benefits to workers that get hurt on the job—even if the worker caused the accident. In Massachusetts, workers’ compensation benefits may help cover your medical costs and disability payments, and can provide up to 60% of your average income (or greater if your injury resulted in a disability).
Workers’ compensation funds can provide substantial payments for permanent disfigurement or scars, vocational retraining if the injury prevents the worker from returning to their original job and death benefits for immediate family members if the worker was killed on the job. In return for this “guarantee,” an employee is not allowed to sue his or her employer for any work-related injuries.
Unfortunately, receiving your legally protected right to benefits is not always straightforward, and employers and their insurance companies have been known to claim that an injury did not happen at work or provide fewer benefits than is required by law. An insurer or employer may also try pressuring an employee to return to work sooner than recommended, or threaten acts of retaliation if they seek out compensation.
If your claim for benefits is being denied or disputed, you should contact our Boston workers’ compensation law firm immediately. Altman & Altman LLP has a long history of protecting our clients from insurers and employers that try to prematurely cut off compensation benefits and, when necessary, we have negotiated for the highest possible injury settlements and fought for the most lucrative verdicts.5 types of benefits workers are entitled to: Partial Disability Benefits
Partial disability benefits are available to workers who become limited in the type or amount of work that they can perform due to an injury. In MA, partial disability benefits enable injured workers to collect 60% of the wages the worker would have earned if not for the injury. Alternatively, an injured worker may receive 60% of the wages that he or she has lost as a result of a work injury. These benefits are paid on a weekly basis.Disfigurement and/or Loss of Function
Massachusetts workers can receive workers’ compensation benefits for any disfigurement(s) and/or loss of function of a body part that occur as a result of an injury while at work – such as permanent scarring on the face, neck or arms – and are also entitled to benefits if an injury caused partial or permanent loss of function to any part of their body, such as their arms or legs.Total Disability Benefits
Total disability benefits are available to workers who are rendered totally unable to perform any work as a result of their injury. These benefits entitle an injured worker to receive 60% of his or her average weekly wage, and injured workers may continue to receive total disability benefits for up to 156 weeks (3 years).Total & Permanent Disability
Total and permanent disability benefits allow permanently injured workers to recover 60% of his or her average weekly wages. In addition to these payments, injured workers can receive payments to offset the increase in the cost of the worker’s living expenses following the injury. These benefits can continue to be paid to the worker for the rest of their lives.Death Benefits
When a loved one has been killed on the job, no amount of money can compensate you for such a loss. However the surviving spouse and/or children may bring forward a workers’ compensation claim in order to receive 60% of the average weekly wage that the worker would have earned, as well as other benefits depending on the circumstances.Third Party Lawsuits
Even if you do receive the full benefits that you are owed, this still may not fully cover all costs associated with your injury, especially if you suffered a traumatic brain injury, a serious burn injury, a spinal cord injury, or another kind of catastrophic injury. Altman & Altman LLP will thoroughly investigate your work injury case and examine all avenues of recovery for you.
There may be third parties, such as the manufacturer of a defective machine or a negligent contractor, whose negligence or carelessness caused your work accident. Our Boston, Massachusetts personal injury lawyers and wrongful death attorneys can file claims or lawsuits against all negligent parties so that you can receive the compensation owed to you.
In our long and successful tenure, we have helped a wide range of employees in the Greater Boston Area, as well as throughout Massachusetts, including office workers, construction workers, government employees, truck drivers, delivery persons and restaurant workers receive the benefits they are owed in a timely fashion.
To ask for your free consultation with Altman & Altman LLP, call 617.492.3000 or toll free at 800.481.6199. Our Boston, Massachusetts workers’ compensation law firm is located in Cambridge, and we represent clients all over Massachusetts.