Get The Workers’ Compensation Benefits You Are Entitled To
If you have been injured on the job in Massachusetts, or have developed an occupational disease in the course of your employment, you may be eligible to receive compensation through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer. Employers are required by law to purchase workers’ compensation for their employees. It is also important to be familiar with the claims process.
Why Hire A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?
For many injured employees, obtaining workers’ compensation benefits is not as straightforward as it should be. Workers’ compensation insurers are notorious for putting up roadblocks for the recovery of injured employees. For example, they may require an injured worker to see a physician of their choice — rather than allowing the patient to choose his or her own doctor.
If you determine that you are eligible and make a claim, it is helpful to have an attorney watching out for you to make sure that you receive all that you are entitled to, as soon as you are able to receive it. Furthermore, a workers’ compensation lawyer can help you appeal a denial of your claim.
Boston, Massachusetts, Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
To avoid the need for filing a lawsuit when workers are injured or disabled on the job, there are laws that guarantee employees the right to receive benefits. From obtaining medical care to pursuing compensation for lost wages, the law firm of Dane Shulman Associates, LLC, helps clients throughout New England address workers’ compensation claims.
Workers’ comp is a complex area of law where assistance from a qualified lawyer can help you avoid delays, denials and other pitfalls. If you have suffered a serious work injury, contact our Boston law firm immediately. The sooner you apply, the sooner you can start receiving the benefits you deserve.
Protecting Your Health And Serving Your Family’s Needs
When you are injured on the job, dealing with your employer, doctors, insurance companies, and other details of a workers’ compensation claim distracts you from more important matters: your health and continuing to provide for your family.
Our skilled attorneys help ensure you receive the proper medical treatment from a qualified doctor, your income benefits are calculated correctly, and that you receive your vital weekly checks. We have the experience to address a wide range of workers’ comp claims involving:
- Accidents while driving company vehicles
- Slip-and-falls at construction sites
- Back injuries from handling heavy loads
- Crush injuries from heavy machinery
- Repetitive motion injuries on assembly lines
- Carpal tunnel syndrome in data entry
Whether you are injured at the office, an industrial site or on the road, we assist you in preparing paperwork, filing by specific deadlines, and communicating with health care providers and insurance companies. We also follow up on your claim handling denial of services or payments and fighting for your rights in court when necessary.
What Types Of Benefits Can I Receive?
In Massachusetts, workers’ compensation benefits can include the following:
- Medical expenses related to the occupational injury, condition or occupational disease
- Loss of income benefits at a rate of 60 percent of an employee’s average weekly wage
- Loss of function and/or scarring benefits
- Rehabilitation benefits
- Funeral expenses and survivor benefits in case of death caused by work activities
Additional Money Damages May Be Available
If you have been injured in an auto accident or a truck accident on the job, it is considered a workplace injury, and you will be eligible for benefits, no matter whose fault the accident was. We can help your family get the benefits you are entitled to. In addition to providing initial workers’ comp claims and denied claims appeals services, however, we also investigate whether there may be any third-party liability. If other insured parties are responsible for contributing to your injuries, we can offer aggressive and effective representation to help you recover the full compensation you are entitled to for your medical bills and other expenses, independently of your workers’ compensation claim.
Workers’ Compensation In Car Accidents
If you are a commercial vehicle driver who has been injured in an accident, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Our attorneys help delivery drivers, couriers, taxi drivers and other people who drive for a living receive the workers’ compensation insurance benefits they are entitled to after being injured on the road.
Injured Bus Drivers
If you were injured in the course of your employment as a bus driver, an LRT crew member or a bicycle courier, you may be entitled to a workers’ compensation claim. In addition, there may be a third-party liability claim or lawsuit against another party such as a driver of another vehicle.
Questions? Concerns? Contact Us.
Call (617) 298-2500 for a free consultation where you can discuss your questions and concerns with a workers’ compensation attorney.