Beverly Workers' Compensation Attorney
If you have been hurt on the job, it is vital that you speak to a Beverly Workers Comp Lawyer as soon as possible. In fact, speaking to an attorney early following a workplace injury can be one of the most important steps throughout the entire process. Immediately following an injury at work, the workers' compensation insurance companies will go to work right away to preserve their rights and defend against any claim. Therefore, it is essential to have an experienced attorney by your side as soon as possible.
When Should You Call an Attorney?
ASAP! Do not wait. In fact, the first call following an injury at work should be to your doctor. The second call should be to an experienced Massachusetts workers comp lawyer. Why? It's because the time immediately following the work injury is one of the most crucial times in the lifespan of a workers comp claim. Little things, which may seem insignificant at the time, can have lasting effects. These little things are the things insurance companies try to take advantage of. A simple phone call can ensure that you steer clear of these potential pitfalls.
Do I Need an Attorney?
It's very possible that you may not need one. Fairly often, the workers comp insurer do what they're supposed to do, with very few issues. However, despite things seeming OK on the surface, the workers comp insurers work for themselves, and will do what they can to preserve their rights and maintain an upper hand. A simple phone call to an experienced workers comp lawyer can even the playing field. This may mean that the attorney simply keeps an eye on things in the background and ensures that the injured worker is not taken advantage of.
More often than not, however, the comp insurer will attempt to do something inappropriate at some point. This is when having an attorney on your side is crucial. And, the earlier the attorney is involved in the case, the easier it is to deal with these problems when they arise. Don't wait to call!
Types of Workers Comp Benefits
Depending upon the type of injury you sustain while working, there are different types of potential Workers Compensation benefits you may be due. Benefits of such, include:
- Section 34 - Temporary Total Disability benefits - provides weekly disability payments of 60% of your pre-injury average weekly wage on a temporary basis (up to 3 years
- Section 35 - Temporary Partial Disability benefits - provides weekly disability payments at various rates, dependent on your earning capacity, for up to 5 years.
- Section 34A - Permanent and Total Disability benefits - provides weekly disability payments of 66% of your pre-injury average weekly wage, indefinitely.
- Sections 13 & 30 - medical benefits related to your work injury
Which types of benefits you may be entitled to depends on a number of factors. An experienced workers comp lawyer will be able to tell you which ones are potentially available to you.
At Troupe Law Office, we have close to 60 years of experience, solely in the representation of injury workers.About Beverly
Beverly is a city located on the North Shore of Boston, in Essex County. Originally, Beverly was part of the City of Salem, which it shares a border with, it was settled in the early 1600's. Nearby cities and towns in include Salem, Peabody, Manchester, Marblehead, and Wenham.
Located on the Atlantic Ocean, Beverly lays claim to being the birthplace of the U.S. Navy, a title which it disputes with it's neighbor, Marblehead, MA.
Beverly is the home to many businesses. These range from highly industrial, to technological, service based. Some of the major businesses located in Beverly are Axcelis Technologies, Microsoft, Zipcar, and Crane Aerospace.
Beverly is also home to Endicott College, a private liberal arts college, as well as the Montserrat College of Art.
The Cummings Center in Beverly is a renovated shoe factory that is now a huge industrial center, home to numerous businesses and restaurants. It is located at 100 Cummings Center, Beverly, MA 01915.
If you have sustained an injury at work, it is very important to speak with an experienced Beverly Workers' Comp Attorney. Additionally, if you have sustained a career ending injury, or an injury through no fault of your own, you should contact a Beverly Injury Attorney, or a Beverly Disability Attorney as soon as possible. It is vitally important to call us sooner, rather than later.
Various benefits are provided under the Massachusetts Workers Comp Act. For more information on the types of benefits provided, please visit our Areas of Practice page, or our Frequently Asked Questions page.
When To Call A Comp Lawyer?
Early an Often. Immediately. As soon as possible.
It is essential to have an experienced and knowledgeable workers comp attorney on your side from the outset. In fact, it is vital to call a comp lawyer as soon as possible following an injury at work. The workers comp insurer and, sometimes, your employer will go to work right away to defend against any potential claims. They will attempt to steer you in the wrong direction and take actions against your best interest. They will play the "nice guy" role in doing so. But undoing the damage they do in the early stages of the case becomes more and more difficult as more time passes. Call a lawyer at the very beginning so you can have someone on your side to ensure that you take the right steps and that your rights are protected.
At the Troupe Law Office, we have represented thousands of claimants throughout Massachusetts, including cities like Beverly. In fact, we have represented dozes of Beverly citizens in Workers' Compensation cases, as well as Personal Injury cases, and Disability cases. We are experienced Workers' Compensation Attorneys located on the North Shore of Boston in Peabody.
If you have sustained an injury at work, or through no fault of your own, please call us at (978) 531-7401 for a free consultation.The Law is Always Changing
The Massachusetts Workers' Comp law, Chapter 152 of the Mass General Laws, was originally enacted in the early 1900s. Since that time, it has undergone numerous revisions, updates and overall changes. Furthermore, the law is always evolving and changing on a day to day basis. Individual cases, which are interpreted through Reviewing Board decisions at the Department of Industrial Accidents, have the potential to affect the way the workers' comp law is applied to injured employees. The point being: The Law is Always Changing.
In these difficult times, it is vital that you have an experienced Beverly Workers' Comp Lawyer at your side. At the Troupe Law Office, our attorneys' have over 65 years of combine experience, solely in the representation of injured employees hurt on the job. We are actively involved in local bar associations and committees in this field. We will ensure that your rights are protected.