If you’ve been injured in a Boston slip and fall accident, you could be entitled to both Massachusetts workers’ compensation benefits and third party compensation. Our experienced Boston injury lawyers can help with both types of claims.
Although you generally cannot sue your employer for injuries sustained on the job, you should be entitled to work injury benefits even if you caused the accident. You will want to file your work injury claim as soon as possible. However, unfortunately, it isn’t always an easy process that is free from complications, which is why it is a good idea to retain a Boston, Massachusetts workers’ compensation law firm that can make sure you get not just all of the benefits that you are entitled to, but also that you are paid in a timely manner and without unwarranted delays. (There are insurers that will try to argue that your injury or illness wasn’t from your job. This is just one of the reasons why having legal representation is to your benefit.)
Massachusetts Workers Compensation
In Massachusetts, depending on what happened to you, your work injury benefits should include coverage of your medical expenses, disability payments, 60% or more of your average income, compensation for permanent injuries and any loss of function, vocational retraining if you are unable to go back to your original job because of your injuries, and/or death benefits if you die in a work accident.
Common Causes of Massachusetts Slip and Fall and Trip and Fall Accidents
• Slippery floors • Inadequate safety procedures • Debris and other objects on the ground • Poor lighting • Electrical cords in walking areas • Uneven flooring • Lack of necessary non-slip floor covering
Boston slip and fall injuries can include back injuries, cuts, bruises, bone injuries, dislocated hips, skeletal fractures, muscle injuries, head injuries, spinal injuries, and/or even death.
If another party that is not your employer could/should have prevented your Massachusetts slip and fall accident, you may be able to pursue Boston personal injury damages from that third party, in addition to receiving workers’ compensation benefits through your employer.
More Blog Posts:
Massachusetts Senate to Consider Greater Penalty for Failure to Purchase Workers’ Compensation, Boston Injury Lawyer Blog, April 17, 2012
Massachusetts Slip and Fall Lawsuit Against McDonald’s Can Proceed, Says Supreme Judicial Court, Boston Injury Lawyer Blog, November 11, 2011
Massachusetts Senate to Consider Greater Penalty for Failure to Purchase Workers’ Compensation, Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Blog, April 18, 2012