Lynn Workers' Compensation Lawyer
If you have sustained an injury on the job, it is vital that you speak with an experienced Lynn Workers Comp Lawyer as soon as possible.
Why? The answer is simple. Insurance companies will go to work right away to defend against any claim. Therefore, the sooner you contact an experience injury attorney, the better. The few days immediately following an injury at work are very often crucially important to the outcome of a workers comp case. Little details, which may seem insignificant at the time, can play a key role in how things play out. An experienced workers comp lawyer will provide sound advice and practical guidance during this important time. A phone call is all it takes. It costs nothing to call.
What is Workers Comp, and what does it do?
The Workers Compensation law is designed to provide injured workers with certain benefits following an injury on the job. The two main benefits are weekly disability payments, and medical benefits related to the work injury. Depending on the type of injury, as well as other factors, these benefits include:
- Section 34 - Temporary Total Disability Benefits
- Section 35 - Temporary Partial Disability Benefits
- Section 34A - Permanent and Total Disability Benefits
- Section 13 & 30 - Medical Benefits
- Section 36 - Scarring, Disfigurement, Loss of Function Benefits
Whether you are entitled to these benefits will depend on a number of factors. Furthermore, the workers compensation insurers rarely just give these benefits away. More often than not, they will try to pay you less than you're entitled, or not at all. This is why seeking out legal expertise to guide you through this process is extremely important.
For more information on the types of benefits that are potentially available, click here.
Will I Get Comp?
Getting a workers' compensation insurance company to pay is not always easy. In fact, right from the outset, insurance companies look for ways not to pay. They will call you, your employer, or your doctors and look for any little thing they can to escape liability and get out of paying.
Furthermore, the workers comp insurers are legally allowed to deny claims. Even ones that are clearly work related. If this happens, many times injured workers give up and accept that they are not entitled to benefits.
Do not give up. You are entitled to benefits. Call a Lynn Workers Comp Lawyer ASAP.
At Troupe Law Office, we have close to 60 years of combined experience in representing injured employees, following workplace injuries. We will fight for you. We will ensure that your rights are effectively protected and you get the benefits to which you're entitled.
Lynn is a city located approximately 10 miles north of Boston, on the North Shore. Nearby cities and towns include Peabody, Salem, Swampscott, Revere, and Saugus.
Lynn was once a major industrial center, and is still home to numerous large businesses and corporations. One of General Electric's Aircraft Engine plants is located in Lynn, and employs thousands of factory workers and engineers. Our office has handled hundred of workers' compensation claims resulting from injuries sustained at General Electric, in Lynn.
As of 2010, Lynn had an estimated population of over 90,000 people, making it one of the more densely populated areas in the Greater Boston Area.
Lynn has it's own district court located at the following address:
Lynn District Court
580 Essex Street
Lynn, MA 01901
Additionally, Lynn also has it's own branch office of the Social Security Administration. Social Security Disability benefits are potentially available to people who sustain injuries that prevent them from returning to work. For more information, please visit our Social Security Disability page and our Frequently Asked Questions page, to see if you may be entitled to receive Social Security Disability benefits, in addition to Worker's Comp Benefits.
The Local Social Security Office is located at:
Social Security Administration
140 Union Street
Lynn, MA 01901
Lynn is usually served by the Boston office of the Department of Industrial Accidents, which is easily reached off of the MBTA Blue Line, in Revere.
If you have sustained an injury at work, you should talk with a Lynn Workers Comp Lawyer as soon as possible. A Lynn Workers' Compensation Attorney is essential in ensuring that your rights are adequately protected.Troupe Law Office
At the Troupe Law Office, we have represented thousands of claimants throughout Massachusetts, including cities like Lynn. In fact, we have represented hundreds of individuals from Lynn, Employees of the City of Lynn, and many individuals working at General Electric. 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 can be found at M.G.L. Chapter 152. This Law was originally enacted in the early 1900s. Since that time, it has undergone numerous changes and revisions, and continues to evolve on a frequent basis. Even recent cases which generate decisions at the Department of Industrial Accidents can change the way the law applies to injured employees.
Because of this, it is important that you have a Lynn Workers Comp Lawyer representing you during these difficult times. At The Troupe Law Office, our Lynn Workers' Comp Lawyers have over 65 years of combined experience, solely in the representation of injured employees in workers' compensation matters. Our lawyers are frequents lecturers on current topics in the state of the Massachusetts Workers' Comp law.
If you live in Lynn, and have sustained a workplace injury, on the job, and require an experienced Lynn Workers' Comp Lawyer, please get in touch with our office as soon as possible, to ensure that your rights are protected.
Third Party Liability?
In most cases involving an injury at work, workers compensation is the sole remedy to the injured employee. Many injured workers have a hard time believing this. However, that is the law. The workers comp system was designed, in fact, to get around having to sue your employer in tort, and rather established the workers comp system to provide a quicker path to benefits resulting from the injury.
However, there are instances where the injury was caused by someone or something other than the employer. This is called a third party action. Essentially, you are able to sue, in tort, the third party. This creates another path of recovery following the injury. Third parties can include a motorist who hits you while driving, a tool that is defective that causes the injury, or a cleaning company who forgets to put a sign out after cleaning the floors and leaving them wet. There are endless ways in which a third party action may come about.
Having an experienced Lynn workers comp lawyer will help ensure that all potential paths of recovery are explored.