Wenham Workers' Compensation Lawyer
On-the-job injuries come in all shapes in sizes. Some are minor and don't result in any lost time or significant medical treatment. Others can be quite devastating, resulting in years of being out of work, and serious medical treatment, including invasive surgeries. In both of these types of situations, however, it is important to contact an experience workers comp lawyer as soon as possible. This is because although you could be entitled to benefits under the MA Workers Comp Law, obtaining those benefits is not always easy. In fact, the workers comp insurance companies will go to work right away to defend against these types of claims. An experienced Wenham workers comp lawyer can help ensure that your rights are protected.
At Troupe Law Office, we have close to 50 years of experience, solely in the representation of injured workers and their families. We are experienced Wenham workers comp lawyers. Call us any time for a free consult. There is no fee unless we win.About Wenham
Wenham is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts. It is located approximately 28 miles northeast of Boston. As of 2010, Wenham had a population of around 5,000 people.
Nearby cities and towns include Beverly, Manchester By The Sea, Hamilton, Topsfield, and Danvers. Other nearby cities and towns include Salem, Peabody, Lynn, Newburyport and Boston.
Wenham was settled as early as 1635, as part of the original Salem settlement. It was officially incorporated in 1643, as the first town to spin off from Salem. Aside from being a major source of ice production, in it's early years, Wenham, today, is a primarily rural, family town.
Wenham has become a popular suburb of Boston, due to it's scenic landscape, as well as it's proximity to highways and the commuter rail.
If you have sustained a work-related injury, it is very important that you speak to a Wenham Workers’ Comp Lawyer as soon as possible. A Wenham Workers’ Compensation attorney can help ensure that your rights are adequately protected.Workers’ Compensation Benefits
The Workers Comp Act was written in the early 1900s. Since that time, it has undergone many changes, revisions, and updates. You need to be sure that you retain an attorney experience in MA workers compensation law; someone who is up to date on the law and how it applies to individual cases.Settlements?
The value of a workers compensation case is dependent upon two main things: 1) the injured workers weekly compensation rate, and 2) the length of time that person could be entitled to weekly benefits. These are the two main things that will determine the value of your comp case.
Other things, such as permanent loss of function, scarring and disfigurement can also play a role in the value of the comp case.
What about pain and suffering?
Sadly, there is no such thing in the workers compensation setting, and therefore, pain and suffering does nothing to enhance the value of a case. This is unlike personal injury/civil matters, where it is taken into account.
This is one of the many shortcomings of the MA Workers' Comp system, and it is a hard truth for many claimants to accept. It is very conceivable that a case involving a minor injury to an individual with a high weekly compensation rate will be worth more (from a settlement perspective) than a very serious injury to an individual with a very low weekly compensation rate.
Determining a realistic valuation of a workers comp case requires someone who is experience and knowledgable in MA Workers Compensation Law. Be sure that you retain an attorney who specializes in this field, to ensure that your rights are protected.Troupe Law Office
At the Troupe Law Office, we have represented thousands of claimants throughout Massachusetts, including cities like Wenham. 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.