Lynnfield Workers' Compensation Attorney
If you have been injured at work, you should speak with an experienced Lynnfield Workers Comp Lawyer as soon as possible. The main reason is because that immediately following a work injury, the workers compensation insurance companies go to work right away to defend against such claims. They will take every opportunity to escape liability and get around paying you what you are entitled to. You need to have someone on your side to ensure that your rights are adequately protected. Speak to an experienced comp attorney. The sooner, the better.
At Troupe Law Office, we have been actively representing injured workers and their families for 50 years. Our attorney's are recognized as experts in the areas of Workers Compensation law, Social Security Disability law, and Accidental Disability Retirement Law. We have seen it all and are well versed to help you through this difficult time. It costs nothing to call us.
Why So Soon?
The few days following an injury at work are often crucial to how a case plays out. Insurance companies will very often employ a wide variety of tactics to give them the upper hand. Sometimes the insurance companies will try various ways to steer you away from the workers comp system altogether. They may send you to one of their doctors. They may also talk to your employer. They will do whatever they can to give them an advantage going forward. This is why seeking out an expert in Massachusetts workers compensation law is so important.
An experienced Lynnfield comp lawyer will, at the very least, provide you with practical advice during this crucial time period immediately following the injury at work. This will help steer you clear of the traps the insurance companies like to set.
What Does An Attorney Cost?
It costs nothing to call. It costs nothing to meet with us. It costs nothing for us to monitor the situation if the insurance company is paying you and doing what they're supposed to do. We cannot bill for our time.
So how does a Massachusetts Workers Comp Lawyer get paid?
Two ways. First, if the insurance company, for example, denies a claim, terminates or reduces your benefits, or refuses to authorize medical treatment you need, a claim must then be filed. In these situations, if the claim is successful, the insurance company will pay the attorney's fee. Second, if the case settles, there is a 20% fee on the gross settlement.
These are the only two ways an attorney gets paid in Massachusetts in workers comp cases.
For more information about attorneys' fees in Massachusetts workers comp cases, see our blog here.
Common injuries on the job include slip and falls, lumbar spine injuries, cervical spine injuries, knee injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.What to Do if you are Hurt on the Job
If you sustain an acute injury on the job, see your doctor right away. Be sure to specify that the injury occurred on the job. Don't feel pressured not to report it as a work injury by a supervisor or co-worker. Tell the truth! Often times, Employers pressure their employees to steer away from workers comp. A common scenario that plays out is that the Employee's injury never goes away. It just keeps getting worse and worse until finally they are unable to do their job. They're either laid off or they got out of work on their own, weeks or even months later. In such a situation, it is much harder to claim workers comp benefits when there has been no record of injury in the medical records. Do not fall into this trap. Report your injury to your doctor right away and tell them exactly how it happened.
Other injuries present a different problem, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, or other types of injuries that come on gradually. An employee might not seek medical treatment right away, as the injury starts of minor at first. These types of injuries present similar problems to the example above, in that there may not be a paper trail documenting the injury as work-related. The good rule of thumb: Tell your doctor! Anything on paper saying that an injury is related to employment will go a long way in helping your benefits get approved.About Lynnfield
Lynnfield is a town located approximately 15 miles north of Boston. It is a rural town with a population of approximately 12,000 people. Nearby cities and towns include Lynn, Peabody, Wakefield, Reading, North Reading, Saugus and Salem.
The town was settled in 1638, and formerly separated from Lynn in 1782, and officially incorporated in 1814.
Today, Lynnfield is somewhat of a cross section of some of the major roads and highways around Boston. Route 1, Route 95/Route 128, and Route 93, all converge in and around Lynnfield, making it a busy area.
A home to a large number of office parks, Lynnfield is the home to many business of all types. A recent development, MarketStreet Lynnfield, is a new outdoor shopping complex, home to numerous shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. It is located at:
MarketStreet Lynnfield 600 Market Street Lynnfield, MA 01940
If you have sustained a work-related injury, it is important that you speak to a Lynnfield Workers’ Comp lawyer as soon as possible. A Lynnfield Workers’ Compensation attorney can help ensure that your rights are effectively protected.Workers’ Compensation Benefits
The Massachusetts Workers Compensation Law is found at M.G.L. Chapter 152. This law was originally enacted in the early 1900s. Since that time, it has undergone a multitude of changes, revisions, and updates. Furthermore, individual cases decided at the Department of Industrial Accidents can change the way the law applies to individuals injured on the job. This is all the more reason why it is vital to have an experienced Workers' Comp Lawyer on your side.Troupe Law Office
At the Troupe Law Office, we have represented thousands of claimants throughout Massachusetts, including cities like Lynnfield. We are experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyers 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.