Boston Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
The Boston workers’ compensation attorneys at Kantrovitz & Associates, P.C., are dedicated to protecting the rights of injured workers in Boston and Greater Boston. Our attorneys have more than 20 years of experience helping Boston area workers who were injured in construction accidents, workplace accidents at hospitals and nursing homes and all types of workplace accidents. Our Boston workers’ compensation lawyers also represent workers who are experiencing a work-related illness, such as illnesses related to asbestos exposure.
If you have been injured at work, call Kantrovitz & Associates, P.C., toll free at (800) 367-0871 or use our online form to schedule a free and confidential consultation about your case. We represent injured workers, including state workers, in Boston and throughout Massachusetts. We also represent Rhode Island and New Hampshire residents whose injuries occurred in Massachusetts.About Boston, MA
Boston, Massachusetts, is a major New England city on the Witham River. Boston is the largest city in Massachusetts, with 617,594 residents (2010 U.S. Census). Boston also is the anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, which is home to 4.5 million people. The cities of Cambridge (just across the Charles River), Newton, Brookline and Somerville are an integral part of Greater Boston.
Boston is both the capital of Massachusetts and the seat of Suffolk County. Federal agencies, law and government are a major component of the city’s economy. Boston is a regional industrial, financial, health care and educational hub for all of New England.
A historic city, Boston was settled in 1630 and incorporated in 1822. Boston’s extensive historic heritage makes it a center of tourism. A popular Boston attraction is the 2.5-mile walking tour of 16 historic sites that begins at Boston Common, goes through downtown Boston, the North End and Charlestown, ending at the USS Constitution.Boston Workers’ Compensation and Medical Treatment
After you suffer a serious workplace injury or illness, you may have to spend time in a hospital or rehabilitation center in Boston. Boston is a leading city in health care, with 25 inpatient hospitals and numerous community health centers. The Massachusetts Health Care Quality and Cost Council maintains a website that provides an independent comparison of patient safety, quality and cost of care provided by Massachusetts hospitals and providers.
Noteworthy hospitals and medical centers in the Boston area include:
- Massachusetts General Hospital
- New England Baptist Hospital
- Tufts Medical Center
- Boston Medical Center
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
At Kantrovitz & Associates, P.C., we understand that you will be worried about paying your medical bills, contesting denied workers’ compensation claims and taking care of your family financially during this stressful time. Call our Boston workers’ compensation attorneys at (800) 367-0871 or use our online contact form to learn how we can help. We can explain the benefits to which you may be entitled, including lost wages, medical treatment expenses and vocational rehabilitation costs.The Workers’ Compensation System in Boston, Massachusetts
If you are injured or become sick because of your work In Boston, Massachusetts, you have a right to medical treatment. In some cases, wage replacement benefits under workers’ compensation may be available to you.
The Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) is responsible for overseeing the workers’ compensation system in Massachusetts. The DIA’s primary responsibility is to act as a court system to resolve disputed workers’ compensation claims. The Office of Claims Administration (OCA) serves as the “starting point” in the DIA for Boston workers who have a work-related injury or illness.
You must tell your employer right away if you are injured at work even if it does not seem serious at the time. If you have a work-related injury or illness which results in lost work time of five full or partial calendar days or more, your employer must file the Employer’s First Report of Injury or Fatality (also called Form 101) with the DIA and their workers’ compensation insurance company within seven calendar days. The insurance company then has 14 calendar days from receipt of this form to investigate the claim and make a decision as to whether to pay your workers’ comp claim.Schedule Your Free Consultation with our Boston Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
For a free, no-obligation evaluation of your workers’ compensation claim by an experienced Boston workers’ compensation attorney, please call Kantrovitz & Associates, P.C., toll free at (800) 367-0871 or use our confidential online contact form.