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Worker’s Compensation

Massachusetts Work Injury Attorney

Work Injury Claims

In Massachusetts if you are injured on the job and your employer has provided workers’ compensation benefits you are prohibited from suing your employer and fellow employees for personal injury unless you have preserved your common law rights prior to your accident. Under these circumstance Massachusetts law provides you with workers’ compensation benefits for your injury. However if someone other than your employer or fellow employee causes your injury, you can pursue a claim against the responsible person in addition to receiving workers ‘ compensation benefits. This is referred to as a Third Party claim. We are experienced in handling workers’ comp claims as well as third-party claims arising from your accident or injury.

Am I Entitled Workers' Compensation Benefits?

Workers’ compensation is a benefit that is available to all employees who suffer a work injury that arose out of and in the course of their employment. Work related injuries typically covered by workers’ compensation include:

  • Neck pain, back pain, and knee injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome/repetitive motion injuries
  • Hearing problems
  • Work-related psychological or emotional illnesses or injuries
  • Work-induced heart attack or stroke
  • Occupational diseases such as asbestosis and dermatitis
  • Asthma or other work related pulmonary conditions
  • Loss of use of limbs/ sprains
  • Eye injuries
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Defective Product Type

Contact John Morrissey for a free consultation with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney handling cases throughout Massachusetts. We offer trusted advocacy and a solid reputation for results.

What Benefits Are You Entitled to Under the Workers' Compensation Statute?

When you suffer an injury at work, you may be entitled to significant benefits for medical expenses, lost wages, loss of function  and scarring and retraining . At Morrissey, Wilson & Zafiropolous, LLP, we take a comprehensive approach to your case to ensure that you recover the full compensation you are entitled to. We will assess your injury and bring claims for all benefits that you are entitled to now and in the future. For more information about the benefits available to you and your rights under the Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Statute, please contact our office for a free consultation on your case.

Even if the person is working for an employer without workers comp insurance the injured worker is entitled to benefits through the Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Trust Fund. The Trust Fund provides injured workers with benefits that would have been available to the injured worker if his or her employer was insured. The Workers’  Compensation Statute also provides for penalties to employers that fail to provide their workers with workers’ compensation insurance. Please contact us for more specific information concerning your case and a free initial consultation.

Medical Benefits

After a workplace injury, your immediate and primary concern should be quality medical care for your injury. Insurers are required to pay for all reasonable and necessary medical care arising from the work injury. If they won’t pay voluntarily, we can assist you by filing a claim at the Department of lndustrial Accidents and seek an order from a Judge compelling the insurer to provide reasonable and necessary medical treatment for your work injury. You are also entitled to select your own doctor or medical provider and do not need to treat with a doctor or medical provider selected by the insurer or your employer.

Lost Wage Benefit

Lost wage benefits may be temporary total, partial, or for permanent and total disability. Lost wage benefits depend on the severity of your injury and the effect the injury has on your ability to work and earn wages. Please contact us for more specific inquiries regarding your case.

Loss of Function and Disfigurement

In addition to wage benefits and medical benefits, you may be entitled to compensation for loss of function or disfigurement. Payments are based on amounts of money that the legislature has deemed appropriate to compensate for various permanent injuries including blindness, amputation, or scarring.

Vocational Rehabilitation

You may need vocational rehabilitation if you cannot return to the same kind of work and earn the same level or earnings you had prior to your injury. Our attorneys will assist in preparing your case for optimal results in recovering the full-benefits you are entitled to.

What Doctor Can I See?

If you have suffered an accident or injury, you have the right to see any doctor of your choosing so long as the doctor will accept workers’  compensation payment rates.

For more information about your rights to medical treatment, please contact us.

For more information about Workers’ Compensation benefits, please contact our attorneys directly.

What's a Third-Party Claim?

After an accident at work many victims and their families feel that they are limited to the compensation provided by workers’ compensation statute. The workers’ compensation statute prevents an injured worker from suing his or her employer of fellow employee if the employer provides workers’ compensation insurance coverage. Often work injuries are caused by the carelessness or intentional actions of others and Massachusetts allows the injured worker to pursue claims against these third parties. It is very common in work injuries on construction sites, work injuries caused by machinery and car accidents at work for there to be third party claims available to the injured worker.  We have extensive experience in handling third-party claims and litigation related to work­ related injuries, construction accidents, and wrongful deaths.

A third party claim may be available in the following cases:

  • A sub-contractor fails to follow safety precautions and injures another worker
  • The owner of a commercial or residential property site fails to warn workers of a dangerous condition
  • A manufacturer is responsible for defoctivc produc ts or heavy equipment that resulted in an accident
  • A fellow worker creates dangerous working conditions resulting in a serious accident or injury
  • A delivery truck driver gets into an accident caused by another driver
  • A general contractor fails to provide safe working conditions

Contact John Morrissey for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury and third party claims lawyer. We offer trusted advocacy and a solid reputation for results.

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