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Injured in an Accident at Work — Learn Your Rights

After some types of accidents at work, the injury victim may have the right to seek financial assistance from sources in addition to the workers' compensation system. The purpose of the workers' compensation system is to provide a way for injured workers to get financial settlements from their employers after workplace accidents. However, if someone other than the employer helped cause the accident, then the employee can file a private claim against that responsible party.

It is important to understand the interaction between workers' compensation disability benefits and private injury claims after an accident at work. Otherwise, you risk losing access to some sources of compensation you would otherwise have a right to.

With offices in Andover and Newton, the Law Firm of Connell & Foresta offers a calm atmosphere and help from an experienced attorney for families suffering in the aftermath of serious accidents at work. Our lawyers will help you understand all your legal rights and work with you, at your side every step of the way, to help you get a financial settlement that will aid your family's recovery.

Finding your way through the system is difficult enough. Coping with a severe injury at the same time can overwhelm anyone. Our law firm can file the insurance paperwork and attend the hearings, which leaves you with more energy for healing.

Examples of Private Legal Claims After Accidents at Work

If you were hurt in a car accident while driving on the job, the workers' compensation system will provide some immediate financial assistance. For additional financial compensation, you may be able to file a private insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver.

If you were hurt in a construction site accident and a worker or piece of equipment controlled by a company other than your employer helped cause the accident, then you may be able to file a private claim.

Workers' compensation claims must be handled carefully when a possibility exists that the injured worker can get additional financial assistance via a private third-party claim. Connell & Foresta takes a protective stance towards all our clients, doing everything in our power to maximize compensation while coordinating different sources of benefits to prevent errors.

If you have questions about a workers' compensation claim following an accident at work, contact our Massachusetts workplace injury law firm for a free initial consultation. You will pay no legal fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

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    Pre-Trial Settlement, woman passenger in automobile injured by drunk driver suffered fractured ankle, no surgery, policy limit.
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