Boston Workers' Compensation Lawyers
When you are injured in a work-related accident, your entire livelihood is at stake. You may be forced to stop working temporarily or permanently. Your injuries may require medical treatment, surgery, or ongoing medical care. In any other type of accident, you would be capable of recovering compensation for your injuries and losses from the responsible party. However, when the responsible party happens to be your employer, they are immune to suit. The law allows this immunity by requiring your employer to obtain worker's compensation insurance, which covers a percentage of your lost wages and reasonable and necessary medical expenses related to your on-the-job injury.
The Kaplan/Bond Group is a Boston-based injury law firm focused on protecting the rights and financial interests of injured workers in New England. Our attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of worker's compensation and personal injury law. When you hire our law firm, we are on your side fighting for your interests. Our worker's compensation attorneys assist workers in maximizing their worker's compensation benefits and challenging any attempts to terminate your benefits early.
What Worker's Compensation Benefits are Available?
- Medical benefits: Worker's compensation covers all medical expenses related to your work injuries, including doctor visits, necessary surgery, prescription medication, rehabilitative therapy, and other medical care.
- Lost wages: If you will be temporarily incapable of working due to your injuries, you may be entitled to a percentage of your wages in weekly income benefits for up to 156 weeks.
- Disability benefits: If your injuries are so severe that they are classified as either permanent total disability (such as a brain or spinal cord injury) or permanent partial disability (such as the loss of a hand or arm), you may be entitled to additional payments. Disability benefits are calculated using a percentage of your wages (over the course of your remaining working career) and the percentage of your body that is disabled. Typically, total disability benefits are given according to a lump-sum settlement agreement. Additional payment may also be awarded for permanent scarring and disfigurement.
- Death benefits: A surviving spouse and children of a worker who died in a work-related accident are entitled to compensation for funeral expenses and a percentage of their family member's wages up to a certain limit.
Additional Compensation May Be Available
Although your employer cannot be sued, you may have a third party negligence claim against someone else for your work-related injuries. If someone other than your employer caused or contributed to the accident, you can collect worker's compensation benefits AND recover compensation for your personal injury from the negligent individual or business.
Work Injury Lawyers on Your Side
Whether you have been injured in an on-the-job car accident, an office accident, or a construction accident, our attorneys are available to answer your questions and help you recover the benefits and compensation that you are entitled to. Contact our attorneys in Boston or New Bedford online or by calling toll-free (617) 261-0080.