While you do not have to hire a lawyer to help you with your workers’ compensation claim, it is highly recommended that you do so in certain situations. The Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents advises workers to seek the guidance of a Massachusetts workers’ compensation lawyer when your claim is disputed or denied. The reason for this is that the rules and laws surrounding the claim at that point can be complex, and hiring an experienced lawyer to guide you through the process can protect your rights and ensure you receive the benefits you are entitled to. If you have been injured while at work in the Brockton area, you should seek the legal advice of an experienced lawyer who can file a Brockton workers’ compensation lawsuit on your behalf.

What Should I do After a Work-Related Injury?

Work-Related Injury

If you are injured while on the job, you should report the injury to your employer right away. The employer should file an incident report detailing what happened and describing the nature of your injuries. Next, you should seek immediate medical attention if needed. Even if your injury is relatively minor, you should still report it and see a doctor as soon as you can. Oftentimes, if you wait to report the injury or do not seek medical attention promptly, the insurance company may deny your claim. Try to document everything you can about what led up to the injury. Take down the names and contact information of anyone who may have witnessed the injury or has knowledge about how it happened. Finally, you should file a workers’ compensation claim and should consider hiring an experienced lawyer who can evaluate your situation and make sure you are compensated for your injuries.

When Should I Consider Hiring a Lawyer?

Courtrooom of a Massachusetts workers’ compensationIf your workers’ compensation claim is in dispute or has been denied, it is highly recommended that you hire an experienced Massachusetts workers’ compensation lawyer to help you. You may want to appeal the decision made on your claim, and this process can often be complicated. Hiring a lawyer at this point can give you a big advantage. A lawyer can negotiate with the insurance company and may be able to file a workers’ compensation lawsuit on your behalf. Not only will this help alleviate some of the stress of going through this process, but hiring a lawyer often leads to larger settlements and bigger awards. If you have been injured at work, do not hesitate to call the experienced workers’ compensation lawyers at d’Oliveira and Associates for help today!

Contact an Experienced Brockton Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Brockton Massachusetts work injury lawyerIf you have been injured while at work, you may be entitled to collect workers’ compensation benefits for lost wages, medical bills and possibly a lump sum settlement, among other benefits. Our firm works with experienced workers’ compensation lawyers, and there are no fees unless you receive an award or settlement. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call us at 1-508-436-7000 or toll free at 1-800-992-6878. You may also fill out a contact form online.

Sources:

  1. https://www.mass.gov/workers-compensation-for-injured-workers
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Paul d’Oliveira

Attorney Paul d’Oliveira has been practicing personal injury and disability law for over 30 years. He started his personal injury law practice in 1989 with two offices in Fall River, MA and East Providence, RI. Today his firm has 15 offices in RI and Southeastern, MA.

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