Dangers in the Workplace
Massachusetts employees go to their workplaces every day to do their jobs. Few workers have time to stop and consider all the potential hazards around them until an accident occurs and the employee or a co-worker suffers a serious workplace injury. Whatever your occupation, you are entitled to workers’ compensation if injured on the job.
At Kantrovitz & Associates, P.C., a Boston, Massachusetts-based workers’ compensation law firm, we understand the many types of workplace hazards that employees face. Some cause acute trauma while others cause gradual injuries from years of wear and tear. We have decades of experience helping injured Massachusetts workers and their families get back on their feet after workplace injuries and illnesses.
The firm’s workplace injury attorneys exclusively represent individuals injured in the course of their employment. Our workplace accident lawyers believe in a hands-on approach, providing individual attention to every client we represent.
Our workers’ compensation law firm has more than 20 years experience fighting for the rights of individuals injured in the course of their employment. We help injured workers across Massachusetts, including but not limited to Boston, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Plymouth and Merrimack River. We also represent Rhode Island and New Hampshire residents whose injuries occurred in Massachusetts or who were hired in Massachusetts but who were injured out of state.
For a free evaluation of your workplace injury or illness, please contact us online. You may also call us toll free at (800) 367-0871.Workplace Hazards and No-Fault Workers’ Compensation
We have created this website to provide injured workers with information about common dangers in the workplace, including the following:
- Repetitive stress injuries;
- Slip and fall hazards;
- Vehicle accidents on the job;
- Construction work site hazards;
- Healthcare Workers;
- Manufacturing hazards;
- Hazards faced by state and municipal workers; and
- Toxic exposures such as chemicals and asbestos.
As you gather general information about workplace hazards, it’s important to talk to an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer about your particular situation.
Massachusetts has a no-fault workers’ compensation system that provides medical benefits, lost wages and vocational re-training to employees injured on the job, no matter whose fault the accident. However, injured employees often fail to receive full compensation because they don’t consult an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer to understand their legal rights.
Disputes often occur among injured employees and the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance adjuster over the medical treatment or the extent of benefits. We have extensive experience handling workers’ compensation disputes and will work hard to get you the full benefits you deserve.Workplace Hazards and Third Party Lawsuits
In exchange for receiving workers’ compensation benefits in Massachusetts’ “no fault” system, workers cannot sue their employer for a workplace injury. However, filing a legal claim against another party that contributed to a workplace injury may be an option. For example:
If you are an employee of a subcontractor, and a general contractor’s or another subcontactor’s inattention to safety at a work site contributed to your workplace accident, you may have a claim against the general contractor or subcontractor for negligence.
- If you are injured in a vehicle accident on the job as a result of a piece of faulty equipment such as a truck tire that separates, you may have a claim against the manufacturer of the defective equipment in addition to receiving workers’ compensation benefits.
- If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident on the job as a result of the negligence of another operator, you may have a viable third party cause of action, in addition to receiving your workers’ compensation benefits.
- If you are injured as a result of faulty, defective or otherwise unsafe equipment at work, you may have a claim against the manufacturer, in addition to receiving your workers’ compensation benefits.
The experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at Kantrovitz & Associates, P.C. have built the law firm’s reputation on helping injured workers and their families. We focus on the dangers that cause workplace injuries, and we help injured employees obtain the benefits they need to recover from workplace accidents. We can advise you on the best strategy for obtaining workers’ compensation benefits after a workplace injury.
While many Massachusetts lawyers practice in a number of different areas of the law, our firm concentrates exclusively in the area of workers compensation. Our firm believes in a proactive educational approach to the law. Each client is an active participant in all facets of their case.
Our workers’ compensation lawyers do not pass off cases to other Massachusetts law firms or to junior associates. A client will have the same attorney handling his or her claim from start to conclusion.
Our workers’ compensation attorneys handle claims for Massachusetts workers who were injured in Massachusetts or while working out of state. We also represent Rhode Island and New Hampshire residents whose injuries occurred in Massachusetts or who were hired in Massachusetts but injured out of state.
For a free, no obligation evaluation of your workers’ compensation claim, call the worker s’ compensation lawyers at Kantrovitz & Associates, P.C. toll free at (800) 367-0871 or contact us online.