The following scenario happens daily in diverse worksites across the North Shore, Boston and other employment venues spanning Massachusetts.
To wit: an employee suffers a debilitating on-the-job injury sufficiently severe to temporarily – sometimes, even permanently – remove him or her from the workplace.
That is obviously a frightening development for that individual, which we note on our website at the proven personal injury firm of St. Pierre Law in Newburyport. We stress that most workplace accident victims “face significant fears and anxieties about how they will afford medical care, long-term injury costs and lost wages.”
The workers’ compensation process is a long-established American scheme that responds to such situations. Insurance carried by an employer provides an injured employee with financial protection that safeguards against medical costs, lost wages and other related expenses.
Workers’ comp comes with this caveat: The process doesn’t always work as proclaimed. Sadly, and as our legal team underscores, the system “is often inadequate for covering the full extent of costs and losses associated with injuries suffered at work.”
The role of empathetic and diligent pro-employee workers’ comp attorneys is to forcefully advocate on behalf of injured workers to ensure that promises are kept and benefits timely and fully paid.
And that is not all. Third-party negligence is often a catalyst in workplace injuries suffered by employees (a vendor’s or subcontractor’s carelessness, for example). When that is the case, an injured party might be able to secure a meaningful legal recovery via a personal injury lawsuit, with compensation received supplementing workers’ comp benefits.
We welcome contacts to our firm from individuals having workers’ comp-linked questions or concerns. Our experienced attorneys aggressively pursue all avenues of recovery for valued clients injured in workplace accidents.