Your workplace should be safe and free from harm. Construction sites and other industrial jobsites present unique opportunities for accidents. When equipment is not properly maintained or safety rules and regulations are disregarded, the likelihood of being injured increases. Negligent employers are responsible for compensating hurt workers, and hurt workers have the right to seek compensation from all sources of their injuries. When an accident takes place during working hours, the injured worker has the option of seeking workers’ compensation benefits. We give reliable advice for injuries taking place at work and understand the interplay between workers’ compensation law and personal injury cases.
The workers’ compensation system in Massachusetts follows these stages:
- Conciliation session: An informal meeting with your employer’s insurance carrier. The results are not binding unless you agree to allow them to be binding.
- Conference: An informal meeting in which the parties discuss the issues. If settlement is not reached, the matter is referred to an administrative law judge and a temporary order is issued indicating whether you are entitled to compensation.
- Hearing: If you or the insurance carrier appeals the case, a formal hearing is scheduled.
- Review board: Either party may seek appeal after the hearing with the review board. Three administrative law judges review the case transcripts and can reverse the decision if it is determined that it was made outside the authority of the judge presiding over the hearing or was unjustified.
To make sure your personal injury is properly treated and handled, use a legal team with experience in all types of injury lawsuits. We listen carefully to the story of how you got hurt and apply the proper law to the facts of your case. We work with you to develop a strategy for a resolution that fits your circumstance.
Call a personal injury lawyer in Boston who understands the overlap of workers’ comp and personal injury matters. We work hard to pursue all your legal remedies and are experienced in all aspects of injury law. We offer a full range of services dedicated to helping injured people, and the first appointment is free.