Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Can Help You
An on-the-job accident can cause serious injuries that can leave you unable to return to work or cover your medical expenses. If you have been injured at work, a skilled attorney can help you pursue the workers’ compensation benefits you need to recover.
Decades Of Success
Since 1958, the Lowell workers’ compensation lawyers of Geary & Geary, LLP, have been dedicated to helping injured workers. We help clients throughout Massachusetts and in southern New Hampshire, and we provide dedicated and compassionate legal services.
To learn more about your workers’ comp claim and how we can help you, contact our attorneys online for a free initial consultation. You may also call our workers’ compensation lawyers at 978-319-4194 or toll-free at 866-497-7455, to learn more about our services.
Handling Workers’ Compensation Claims
Workers’ compensation in Massachusetts is governed and administered by the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents. All employers in the state are required to have workers’ compensation insurance for all employees.
At Geary & Geary, LLP, we have extensive experience handling all types of workers’ comp claims. If you have been hurt on the job, we can stand up for your rights and help you get the compensation you need to support yourself and your family.
Are You Eligible For Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
While the workers’ compensation system is extremely complex, there are some basic facts you should know. We will discuss the specifics of your claim during your free and confidential consultation:
- Almost all workers are covered by workers’ compensation. You are covered no matter how many hours you work per week or how your employer pays you. You are covered even if you are paid in cash “under the table.”*
- You are covered even if you are a volunteer or work for no pay, if the injury or illness occurs on the job.
- You are covered even if you are not a U.S. citizen. You are covered if you are an immigrant worker even if you do not have “papers.”
- If you are in business for yourself (“self-employed”), you are covered only if you take out your own workers’ compensation insurance.
Many of our clients fear repercussion for filing a workers’ compensation claim. As your attorneys, we will not allow that to happen. You are protected by strict laws against any form of retaliation, and there are severe penalties for any employer who holds a workers’ compensation claim against an employee.
*But you must be able to prove that you were an employee. If you are paid under the table, you may want a lawyer to help you get workers’ compensation benefits.
Third-Party Claims: Were Your Work Injuries Caused By Someone’s Mistake?
If you were injured on the job by a person who is not your employer or a co-worker, you may have a third-party personal injury claim. This could include an injury from a car accident while driving for your job or by an accident caused by an outside vendor at work.
Your workers’ comp and third-party personal injury claim will overlap. It is important to have an attorney who knows how to handle every aspect of your overlapping claims. We can help you pursue the full and fair compensation you deserve in your workers’ comp claim and in a third-party liability suit.