Workers’ compensation is a benefit that is typically available to all employees who suffer an injury at work. This is true for almost all injuries, no matter whose fault it was. This is because the system was created so that workers can be paid quickly when they get injured at work. They shouldn’t have to wait while there’s an investigation about whose fault it was.
There are many types of benefits available through the Workers Compensation system, but there are two that most often apply. The first is lost wage replacement , which includes total disability and partial disability. The second is payment for your medical bills. Lost wage benefits are available for up to seven years for those who are either unable to work at all, or unable to do the same work that they were doing before. Medical benefits are available for the rest of your life to cover injuries sustained at work.
While your employer’s insurance company is required to pay out these benefits, they may not always be giving you the full amount you are due. Insurance companies are notorious for making it difficult for you to get your benefits. Even though they know that you were hurt at work and don’t have a paycheck coming in, they still do all they can to deny your benefits. When this occurs, it is important that you have an experienced attorney at your side to help you navigate this complex process.Are You Eligible?
At Marcotte Law Firm, our lawyers have more than 150 years of combined experience helping individuals who have been hurt at work. We work with people who have been injured at a variety of workplaces, with an emphasis in construction accidents. These injuries can occur due to:
- Falls from heights
- Cargo accidents while loading or unloading
- Heavy equipment accidents
- Third-party claims against a negligent manufacturer
Workplace injuries as they pertain to construction sites are often serious, if not deadly. Fortunately, workers’ compensation benefits cover a wide range of injuries. These include:
- Severe burns
- Head, neck and spine injuries
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Broken bones
- Knee injuries
- Brain and head injuries
- Repetitive trauma injuries such as Carpal Tunnel and Cubital Tunnel syndromes
- Disfigurement and scarring of face, neck or hands
- Problems with your hearing, including tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Mental Health conditions caused by work
- Heart attack or stroke caused by work
- Occupational diseases including asbestosis and dermatitis;
- Work-Related Pulmonary conditions, including Asthma
- Loss of use of limbs
- Eye injuries
Workers’ compensation cases are often quite complex, and every case is unique. Injured workers often have many questions about the process, ranging from the basic to the complex. We are committed to explaining your rights and giving you the information you need to make educated decisions about your case.Discuss Your Workplace Accident With A Lawyer
These claims are often not only complex, but also time-sensitive. You need to contact an attorney as soon as possible, even if you think you’re getting all the benefits you are entitled to.
The longer you wait to reach out to an attorney, the longer you might have to go without a paycheck. To discuss the circumstances of your on-the-job accident, call us at (978) 458-1229 or reach us by email. We offer free initial consultations.