Experienced Job Accident Attorney Serving Victims in Brockton and BeyondUnder Massachusetts law, employers are required to provide workers’ compensation benefits to their employees. This is also not always the only form of compensation that they may be able to receive after an accident. Brockton work injury lawyer Robert C. Shea has assisted many injured employees with exploring the full scope of their options. He understands the challenges that you are facing, and he can help you determine all of the parties that may share the responsibility for causing your harm. Discussing your rights with an injury attorney is an important step that you should take as soon as possible after an accident.
Asserting Your Rights After a Workplace InjuryWork injuries may occur in a variety of situations and as results of numerous causes. Construction sites are notorious for harboring many obvious and not-so-obvious dangers, including faulty equipment, falling objects, defective scaffolding, and chemical or toxic substance exposure. For industrial or factory workers, many injuries may arise from performing repetitive tasks, leading to conditions such as back pain or carpal tunnel syndrome. Burn injuries may be common in a variety of settings, including everything from restaurants to vehicle maintenance shops. An employee may also be injured in a car crash, which is a common danger that delivery drivers face.
After you have been injured on the job, the first thing that you should do is contact your employer so that it can file a claim with its workers’ compensation insurance carrier. The insurer will then begin an investigation regarding your accident or illness and determine the amount of benefits to which you may be entitled. These may be permanent or temporary and partial or total, and they also will cover items like the costs of treatment and lost income. A family who loses a loved one as a result of a job-related accident may be able to recover death benefits as well.
In addition to seeking workers’ compensation benefits, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against an entity other than your employer. This is appropriate if a third party, such as a careless driver who struck you while you were on the job, was responsible for causing your injuries. You probably would need to show that the defendant in the case was negligent in failing to use the appropriate degree of care. If a worker dies while performing their job duties, and a third party is at least partly responsible, the victim’s family may seek compensation for burial and funeral expenses, medical expenses, the loss of their loved one’s earning capacity, and loss of consortium, among other damages.
Contact a Workplace Injury Lawyer in Brockton or Surrounding CommunitiesDedicated to representing employees and their families, the Law Office of Robert C. Shea can guide injured people through the legal process with knowledge and tenacity. Proudly serving victims in South Easton, North Easton, and Stoughton, as well as other areas in Bristol, Norfolk, and Plymouth Counties, experienced Brockton workplace injury attorney Robert C. Shea offers a free consultation to discuss your situation. Call us at 781-844-2042 or contact us online to get started on your case if you need a construction accident attorney or assistance with another type of personal injury claim.