Attorney D. Robin Gouveia, of d’Oliveira & Associates, jointly represented a man with a worker’s compensation lawyer and obtained a $200,000 workers’ compensation lump sum settlement. The man was at work taking measurements for that particular jobsite, when he stumbled backwards and fell against a railing. As a result, he sustained major lower back injuries requiring surgery. After the injury, the man could no longer work and was incurring large expenses. He contacted the Fall River, MA workers’ compensation lawyers for help, who remained jointly liable with another workers compensation lawyer throughout the claim and were able to obtain a lump sum settlement for the injured man.
Attorney Gouveia stated, “working jointly with an experienced worker’s compensation attorney allowed the client to obtain full and maximum benefits from the workers compensation insurance company. In addition, his rights to future medical benefits under the worker’s compensation laws were preserved.”
The workers compensation system was designed for all employees to understand so that they could get benefits if they are injured at work. However, the rules and procedures can be complicated. An experienced workers compensation lawyer can submit a claim, go to court and negotiate for compensation on behalf of the client without any upfront fees. They can also guide the client throughout the process and answer any questions.
If you have been injured at work, contact one of our Fall River workers’ compensation lawyers located at 408 Bedford Street Fall River, MA 02720. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income and injuries, among other losses. No fees are received unless you win an award or settlement. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call us today at 508-677-0500 or toll free at 1-800-992-6878. You may also fill out our contact form online.