Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Chelsea, MA
Helping Massachusetts Workers Recover Compensation for Injuries
Our team is dedicated to helping workers understand their rights and responsibilities under state workers’ compensation laws. We aim to ensure that all workers receive the financial and medical benefits they deserve when they suffer injuries or illnesses arising from their job duties.
Our legal team can help you with your claim and provide comprehensive information about workers’ comp, from understanding your eligibility for benefits to filing a claim and appealing denials. Our multilingual team can communicate with clients in English, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, and Vietnamese. With years of experience representing clients, our Chelsea workers’ compensation lawyers will be your advocates every step of the way.
Can I Sue My Employer for an Injury Sustained at Work?
No, you cannot sue your employer for damage related to a personal injury at work. You can only file a lawsuit against an employer for a work-related injury when they do not carry workers’ compensation insurance. At that point, the case becomes civil litigation. Unlike a traditional workers’ compensation claim, a lawsuit would allow you to sue for non-economic damages. There would also be no formal monetary cap on the benefits you are entitled to.
While you cannot sue your employer for personal injury damages, a third party may be involved that you can file a suit against. For example, if a piece of defective hardware caused your injury, you may be able to sue to product’s manufacturer for damages. Some other potential third parties include, but are not limited to:
- Security firms that fail to protect employees
- Maintenance companies who are negligent in their duties
- Property or building owners who fail to repair hazardous building conditions
- Maintenance companies that either do not perform maintenance or who are negligent in their duties
It is also important to note that filing for workers’ comp in addition to a third-party lawsuit is acceptable in Massachusetts.
Contact Us Today
Our Chelsea workers’ compensation lawyers are here to offer you representation in your workers’ comp claim. Whether you need guidance on the process, representation for suing a third party, or need to appeal a denial of benefits, we will stand by your side and fight hard to deliver the justice you deserve.
Georges Cote Law obtained $700,000 on behalf of a client injured in a motorcycle accident.
Georges Cote Law obtained $237,500 on behalf of a client who was injured in a scooter accident.
Georges Cote Law obtained $230,000 on behalf of a client who was injured in a premises accident.
Georges Cote Law obtained $230,000 on behalf of a client injured in a truck accident.
Georges Cote Law obtained $170,000 on behalf of a client who was injured after slipping and falling.
Georges Cote Law obtained $150,000 on behalf of a client who was injured in a motor vehicle accident.
The Benefits of Workers’ Comp
You are entitled to collect workers’ compensation when injured at work. If your injury requires you to be out of work for at least five full or partial calendar days, you are entitled to the full range of workers’ compensation benefits, which include economic compensation for medical care, lost wages, and, in some cases, vocational therapy. Non-economic damages are not covered.
If your injury puts you out of work for fewer than five days, then your employer can file a “medical only” claim, which only covers costs related to medical treatment and does not include lost wages.
Whether or not your employer acted negligently has no bearing on your access to workers’ compensation; however, there are some cases in which your claim can be denied. Your workers’ compensation claim can be denied if:
- Your injury was caused by intoxication
- Your injury was intentionally self-inflicted
- Your injury occurred while breaking company rules
- You failed to follow safety guidelines
- Your injury occurred during voluntary recreational activity outside of work hours
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