Salem Workers Comp Lawyer
For close to 50 years, our Salem Workers Comp Lawyers have been actively representing injured workers and their families.
If you have sustained an injury, on the job, the Massachusetts Workers Compensation law can provide you with certain benefits. The two main benefits provided under this statute are 1) weekly disability payments, and 2) medical benefits that are related to this injury. However, getting the workers' comp insurance company to pay is sometimes a difficult process.
It is important that you speak to an experienced Salem Workers' Comp Lawyer as soon as possible, following your injury at work. Often times, what takes place immediately following the injury can have a vital effect on how the case plays out. Therefore, the rule of thumb is to contact an experienced Salem injury attorney as soon as possible.
At Troupe Law Office, we have close to 60 years of experience, solely in the representation of injured workers.
Please visit our Areas of Practice page, and our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information on the benefits available under the Massachusetts Workers' Comp Law.
What To Do Following A Work Injury?
After sustaining an injury on the job, calling an attorney is often not the first priority. And this is for good reason. The first call should be to your doctor. Seeing a doctor is a crucial first step following an injury. This can be your primary care physician, a specialist, or simply making an appointment at an Emergency Room or Urgent Care Center. Why? Because showing a paper trail is by far the best way of showing that the injury actually happened on the job.
Go see your doctor as soon as possible! That day, if possible. And be sure to tell the doctors that the injury happened at work. The paper trail created as a result of this simple first step is often the best piece of ammunition to defeat and insurance company's arguments that the injury is not work related.
Who To Call Next?
After seeing your doctor and explaining that the injury occurred on the job, the next thing to do is to contact an experienced workers compensation lawyer. Why?
The insurance companies will go to work immediately to defend against potential claims. The have a myriad of ways and methods to help them achieve the upper hand. This could include contacting you or your doctors directly. They may try to get misleading statements from you. They may try to steer you away from the workers comp system altogether. Though doing so may seem tempting at the time, and they may seem like they're working for you, THEY ARE NOT.
They are doing anything in their power to gain the upper hand and protect the interest of their company.
It is for this sole reason that you need to contact an experienced Salem Comp Attorney immediately. Someone knowledgeable in the Massachusetts Workers Comp law can give invaluable, practical advice during this critical early time frame in the case. It costs nothing to call. Reach out to protect your rights.
How Much Does An Attorney Cost?
You've seen it all over the place. Television. Billboards Everywhere.
The statement: No Fee Unless You Win. Or something along those lines. It's overplayed. But it's true. Massachusetts workers comp lawyers only get paid if they are successful in getting the injured worker benefits. It never comes out of your pocket. We can't bill you for time.
In fact, workers comp lawyers in Massachusetts can only get paid two ways for representing an injured worker. For more more information on the ways attorney's get paid in Massachusetts workers compensation cases, please visit our page on the topic.
At the Troupe Law Office, we have represented thousands of claimants throughout Massachusetts, including cities like Salem. In fact, we are located in Peabody, which is right next door to Salem. 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 Ever Changing MA Workers Comp Law
The Massachusetts Workers Comp Law is located in Chapter 152 of the Mass. General Laws (M.G.L). This law was originally enacted back in the early 1900s. Since that time, the law has undergone numerous changes, updates, revisions, etc. Even to this day, recent cases at the Department of Industrial Accidents which general legal decisions can affect the way the law is applied to injured individuals. In short, the law is always changing. Therefore, it is imperative if you sustain a workplace injury, on the job, that you speak with an experienced Salem Workers Comp Lawyer as soon as possible.
At the Troupe Law Office, our lawyers have over 65 years of combined experience, solely in the representation of injured employees in workers compensation cases. Our attorneys are highly active in bar association committees and organizations, and speak frequently in lecture and continuing legal education programs. Having an attorney who merely dabbles in workers comp law is insufficient. You need an experienced Salem Workers Compensation Lawyer to ensure that your rights are protected during these difficult times.What About Third Party Liability?
Ordinarily, when someone sustains a work-related injury, the exclusive remedies are the benefits provided under the MA Workers Comp Law. In fact, the MA Comp Act was designed to prevent lawsuits against Employers, which were and are quite time consuming. So, more often than not, the sole remedy following a work-related injury is Workers Comp. However, sometimes the work-related injury can create legal liability in another entity. This is known as a third-party action.
Section 15 of the MA Comp Law provides that when liability for the work-related injury is attached to a third-party, the comp insurer gets reimbursed for any monies it has paid out based on the injury. Having a potential third-party claim only adds to the complexity of the workers comp claim. Therefore, experience is key. Having a knowledgeable and experienced Salem lawyer to guide you through this process will ensure that your rights are protected.
Salem is located approximately 20 miles North of Boston, on the North Shore. It is a coastal city. Nearby cities and towns include Peabody, Beverly, Marblehead, Swampscott, and Lynn.
Salem was settled in the early 1600's, and became famous in 1692 for the Salem Witch Trials. Today, Salem's historical sites make it a popular tourist site, and is especially popular around Halloween.
Today, Salem is home to many important sources of business. Salem State University is located in Salem. Downtown Salem is home to numerous shops and restaurants of all types. The tourist trade is extremely popular.
Salem District Court is located at:
Salem District Court
56 Federal Street
Salem, MA 01970
Salem Superior Court is also located at the same address.
If you have sustained an injury at work, you should speak with a Salem Workers' Comp Lawyer as soon as possible. A Salem Workers' Compensation Attorney can help assure that your legal rights are protected, and can effectively represent you in your claim.