While Massachusetts has a strong reputation regarding our proud and vibrant workforce, many employers subject their employees to unsafe working conditions ― sometimes unknowingly, sometimes with complete knowledge of liability. These dangerous environments can result in severe, life-altering injuries that require persistent and/or permanent medical treatment and lost wages, which can damage the physical, emotional, and financial state of victims. Thankfully, our workers’ compensation program, which is overseen and administered by the Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA), is in place to offer financial relief for employees who have suffered work-related injuries.
In many instances, workplace injuries are the result of simple accidents. In these cases, you can likely obtain workers’ compensation to help offset the physical and financial distress you’ve endured. However, if your employer knowingly exposed you to a dangerous or even illegal work environment, you may be able to seek substantial compensation. Furthermore, if the negligence of a third party was responsible for your injuries, you could potentially file suit against them as well, even if you’re also receiving workers’ compensation benefits from your employer.
You might feel alone or vulnerable after suffering a workplace injury, and we are here to help you along every step of the legal journey. Reach out today to learn how we can help!