A Taunton man obtained a $145,000 settlement from Ace American Insurance Company after filing a workers’ compensation claim. During the course of his employment, he slipped and fell on a patch of ice while shoveling snow. This injury left him with lower back pain, as well as injuries to his shoulder, elbow and calf. d’Oliveira & Associates remained jointly responsible with a Massachusetts workers’ compensation attorney, who negotiated a Lump Sum settlement with the insurance company.
Attorney Paul d’Oliveira said, “In my 31 year career, I have seen very few workers’ compensation cases settle for over $100,000. I feel this client got an excellent settlement for his injuries.”
Even though you respect your employer, it is always a good idea to seek legal counsel after a work-related injury. After you start receiving workers’ compensation benefits, your employer’s insurance company will eventually require you to get checked out by one of their doctors to assess your injuries. More times than not, this will prompt your employer’s insurance company to start reducing or completely remove your benefits, even if their report is contrary to your personal doctor’s report. Contacting a workers’ compensation lawyer can help safeguard your benefits and not have them prematurely lowered or taken away.
Contact a Taunton Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
If you were recently injured during the course of your employment, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and lost earnings, among other losses. In some cases, you may be eligible for a Lump Sum settlement. You should contact an experienced Taunton Workers’ Compensation Lawyer to discuss all of your options and to get you the best possible compensation for your injuries. Please call us today toll-free 24/7 at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out an online contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.