We represent people and companies in worker’s compensation claims and navigate the complexities of the worker’s compensation system, helping our clients to win their cases.
Injuries in the workplace are an all-too common occurrence. When they happen, working people are suddenly left without income to support themselves and their families. Injured workers must spend their time getting medical attention instead of making a living. Pain and disability disrupt their lives. They cannot enjoy time with their families. The future is suddenly unclear.
Worker’s compensation cases involve a specialized claim process before the Department of Industrial Accidents. Specific time limits apply to claims and defenses. Procedural steps include conciliation, conference and hearing. Significant events occur at each of these stages. The lawyer representing a party in a worker’s compensation proceeding must be familiar with these procedures and must be experienced with the optimal way to present their client’s case at each, to obtain an optimal outcome on the client’s behalf.
The worker’s compensation lawyer must help the injured worker with a thorough knowledge of the details and intricacies of worker’s compensation law and insurance coverage. The lawyer must be able to make the claim before the appropriate agencies, and to obtain awards of benefits from administrative judges.
We have decades of experience winning on behalf of injured people and companies concerning:
Accidents at work
Injuries and illnesses arising from employment
Pre-existing medical conditions
Disability from work
Benefits for total and partial disability
Benefits for medical care
Permanent loss of function evaluation
Lump sum settlements
Disputes in the workplace can lead to prolonged conflict, termination of employment, and losses that are both economic and emotional. A wide variety of claims can arise from these disputes, including employment discrimination, breach of contract, whistleblowing, non-payment of wages, and wrongful termination.
Employment cases frequently begin with administrative claims in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination or the Office of the Attorney General. Cases may be resolved in those agencies, or they may be removed to state or federal court. Trial or settlement of these cases may involve complex relationships between employee, employer, taxing authorities and other stakeholders.