Boston Workers' Compensation Lawyers

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If you have been injured at work, we are committed to assuring you receive fair treatment by your employer and your employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier. We can help you secure the financial support you need to cover medical expenses and lost wages.

Bellotti Law Group, P.C., is known throughout the Boston area, and Massachusetts as a whole, as a friend to workers and unions

An accident at work may be traumatic, upsetting, and painful. If you or a loved one has been injured at work, it is important to do what is best to protect yourself and talk to a professional workers compensation attorney in Massachusetts. To help those injured in work-related accidents, heal, recover, and raise their quality of life. That said, the process can be complicated and lengthy. One error can result in denial of claims, denial of treatment, or even termination of employment.

If you have a Boston workers compensation case, our Boston workers compensation lawyers at the Bellotti Law Group, P.C. specialize in the field of workers compensation and have over 38 years of expertise in dealing with such cases. Each of our workers compensation lawyers are well prepared to help clients and their families receive the compensation they deserve after a work-related injury.

Through workers' compensation, you can secure coverage for your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages. If your injury was caused by someone other than your employer, you may have a "third-party liability claim," in addition to qualifying for a standard workers' compensation claim.

Our Boston workers compensation lawyers have successfully recovered millions of dollars from workers’ compensation claims

Peter Bellotti and Joe Markey are former union members. They understands union workers and are dedicated in helping those workers after a serious work injury.

Seek immediate Legal Counsel

We know that many workers receive automatic approval of their claim, only to find that 180 days later, the benefits may be cut off. If you still need the medical and wage benefits or your injuries have not healed, contact an attorney at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. who knows the law, is familiar with the paperwork, and understands these kinds of complex injury claims.

What is Workers’ Compensation?

When a worker is injured in Massachusetts during the course of work, they deserve to be compensated for the damage they have suffered. The system of workers' compensation insurance exists to minimize compensation delays and employer liability.

A worker who is injured at work can retrieve benefits, regardless of fault, for their injuries through workers' compensation insurance. Although a worker does not have to prove fault to recover compensation, even if the employer did something wrong. A workers comp lawyer in Massachusetts can handle your case.

Workers’ Compensation Laws in Massachusetts

Bellotti Law Group's worker compensation attorney are part of a professional legal team that will manage the compensation case from beginning to end. Workers compensation insurance or being self insured is required for every company and/or organization under Massachusetts Law, c.152.

Any worker who gets injured or ill from work due to an accident that occurs within the scope and course of employment is eligible for benefits. In the state of Massachusetts, the Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) supervises the administration of workers' compensation laws. Your Workers comp attorney will appear before The Department of Industrial Accidents and deal with any disputes if your claim is rejected.

Injuries Covered Under Massachusetts Workers Compensation

The Workers' Compensation Act covers almost all public and private employees. Covered employees who suffer from the following at their workplace are subject to receive benefits:
  • Obvious injuries or trauma
  • Diseases / Illnesses (i.e. COPD, Cancer, Hepatitis, COVID-19)
  • Mental/emotional illnesses
  • Scarring or Disfigurement 

The insurance company will want to know everything about the injury you endured at work when applying for worker compensation benefits in Boston. The majority of injuries should be covered as long as they occurred while you were on the clock and conducting the duties of your position, whether they are traumatic brain injuries, amputations, burn injuries, spine or neck injuries, or fractured bones.

Workers' compensation not only covers physical injuries. If you have been in a workplace accident in Boston and are now dealing with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), clinical depression, debilitating anxiety, or some other mental health problem arising from the injury you suffered, that should also be covered by worker comp.

Also, you can be covered by workers' compensation benefits for work-related illnesses. For instance, if you work in the construction industry and have been commonly exposed to asbestos and subsequently developed mesothelioma, the worker compensation coverage that your employer carriers should kick in to cover you.

Are Pre-existing injuries cover?

If you are struggling from a pre-existing condition that has nothing to do with your work position, if you violated the company's code of conduct when you were hurt, or if you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol you may still be eligible for workers compensation benefits.

Types of Workers Compensation benefits

Temporary Total Disability

If you suffer from a work-related injury and are not able to perform any job duties for 5 days, you are entitled to TTD cash benefits. The rate for payment is 60% of your average weekly wage up to the maximum of 100% of the statewide average weekly wage, which was $1,431.66 on October 1, 2019. TTD benefits are payable for a maximum of 165 weeks

Partial Disability

If you are able to return to work after a work-related illness or injury, but can only perform some work (light duty), you are considered partially disabled. If you are partially disabled, even if you are not out 5 calendar days, you are entitled to 75% of the difference between your average weekly wage before the injury and your average weekly wage or earning capacity after your partial disability.
Permanent and Total Disability
If you remain totally disabled from your former work, as well as any other work, you may seek permanent and total disability benefits for life.  If granted, you will receive 66 % percent of your weekly wage up to the maximum of the statewide average. You may also be entitled to annual cost of living allowance.

Our Massachusetts Workers Compensation Attorneys

Still, in Massachusetts, our Boston workers comp attorneys understands that no workplace is completely free from accidents, injuries, or illnesses. While many of these employees are employed in industries that use heavy equipment and machinery, even those considered "safe" can cause injury to the workplace in any line of work.

An injured worker may have numerous questions to ask our Massachusetts workers compensation attorneys when a workplace injury occurs, and not only about their injury issues and their capacity to earn an income moving forward, but also about their rights to benefits. Our workers comp attorney Massachusetts understands these circumstances.

Our Massachusetts workers' compensation lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. can explain your rights and choices after a workplace injury, how to file a workers' compensation claim, what benefits are provided by workers' compensation, the potential for a third-party liability claim, time limits after a workplace injury, and other ways to protect your rights after a workplace injury.

We know that every injured worker is concerned about getting proper medical care, paying for that care on top of other living costs, and worrying about the future of your job to return to once you have recovered. No one plans or even expects to get injured at work, and being out of work, dealing with an injury, and trying to go up against an insurance provider that has rejected your claim may be the most painful thing you may ever experience as a worker.

How Our Boston Workers Comp Lawyers at The Bellotti Law Group, P.C. Can Help

Our Boston workers compensation attorneys are experienced lawyers who specialize in worker compensation cases. In fact, our team has been regarded as one of the best in the state. We have expertise at all stages of conferences, hearings, and review board in the worker compensation process. With great care, we will plan your case and make sure that you have the best chance of success, beginning with a free consultation.

We have workers compensation attorneys to support you if you are entitled to a settlement. You could be entitled to a "lump sum" settlement of your claim with the insurer at some stage.

Department of Industrial Accidents Office Locations

Boston: 2 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111-1750

Fall River: 30 Third Street, Fall River, MA 02720

Lawrence: 160 Winthrop Avenue, Lawrence, MA 01843

Springfield: 436 Dwight Street, Room 105, Springfield, MA 01103

Worcester: 340 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01609

Call Us. We are Here to Help!

If you were hurt at work, talk with a lawyer who can help you obtain the workers' compensation benefits you are entitled to. Contact Bellotti Law Group, P.C. We have experienced attorneys licensed to practice in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Free consultations. There will be NO legal fees unless we are successful.
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