You like your job. You’ve been working for a long time. It’s hard work, but you enjoy going to work every day. Then one day, something unexpected happens and you get injured. Your doctor removes you from work and you’re not sure for how long or if you’ll ever be able to go back. You’re upset and anxious because you have your future all planned out and you have people depending on you. You have rent, a mortgage, bills…. What do you do?
When you’ve been injured at work, it can be one of the most traumatic experiences in your life. You don’t know where to turn but know you need help. You want to call a lawyer, but are concerned about the cost. At Chisholm Law LLC, this is not a concern. If we don’t win your case, we don’t get paid! It’s that simple. The fees in a workers’ compensation claim are all contingency based, which means you pay ABSOLUTELY NOTHING up front to retain our services. If your case resolves by way of a settlement, the attorney’s fees and expenses are deducted from the proceeds of the settlement.
For a free legal consultation regarding your workers’ compensation claim, please reach out online here, or call (978) 703-0700 to speak with me today.
The Massachusetts workers’ compensation statute is a no fault wage replacement system, found in Chapter 152 of the Massachusetts General Laws and administered by the Department of Industrial Accidents, that provides medical and financial benefits to injured workers who are unable to perform their job because of a work-related injury, whether that be physical or psychological in nature.
Weekly workers’ compensation benefits are due to injured workers when they are unable to perform their job. Benefits can come in a few forms, such as temporary total disability, temporary partial disability, or permanent and total disability. Additionally, injured workers are entitled to medical benefits, provided those benefits are reasonable, necessary and causally related to the industrial injury. An injured worker can also get obtain monetary benefits for loss of function, disfigurement and scarring. Vocational rehabilitation can also be possible.