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Boston Workers' Compensation Lawyers

The lawyers at Carney Law Firm have been representing injured workers and their families who live and work in or near Boston for over 25 years. If you live in or near Boston and have been injured at work, you should contact an attorney at the Carney Law Firm for a free consultation.

Boston is the 21st largest city in the United States, with a population over 600,000. In 2008, Boston supplied an estimated 682,375 jobs, or approximately one out of every six jobs in Massachusetts. Many more people who live outside of Boston travel into Boston for work every day. Boston businesses employ a wide range of workers, from construction workers at construction sites, nurses at Boston Hospitals, hotel workers, financial sector workers, restaurant and bar industry workers, corrections officers, city and state workers, and college and university workers.

What Should I Do If I am Injured at Work?

Massachusetts requires nearly all employers to carry workers’ compensation benefits which provide a limited wage replacement and full medical benefit to those who live in or near Boston and are injured at work. If you have been injured at work in Boston, you should immediately notify a management level employee of your employer, and receive necessary medical treatment immediately. If possible, you should take photographs of the condition that caused your injury, provide them to your employer and make sure you keep copies of the photographs for yourself.

What Benefits Might I be Entitled to If I am Hurt at Work?

For more information on Massachusetts workers’ compensation benefits, please visit our workers’ compensation FAQ’s page. Benefits available under Massachusetts workers’ compensation law include:

If you live in the Boston area, your Massachusetts workers’ compensation claim will be processed at the Department of Industrial Accident’s Boston location, located at 1 Congress Street. If you live outside of Boston, your claim will be processed at the Department of Industrial Accidents location closest to your residence (Lawrence, Worcester, Springfield, or Fall River).

If I Live Outside of Massachusetts and get Injured Working In Massachusetts, What Court Do I Have to go to?

Many people who live outside of Massachusetts travel to work in Massachusetts and are injured at work in Massachusetts, including many construction workers and professional football players. If you live outside of Massachusetts in another New England state, your claim will be assigned to the DIA location closest to your residence (Boston, Springfield, Worcester, Lawrence, Fall River). If you live outside of New England and are injured while working in Massachusetts, your Massachusetts workers’ compensation claim will be processed at the Department of Industrial Accidents’ Boston location.

What Benefits Other Than Workers’ Compensation Are Available to Injured Workers?

In addition to workers’ compensation benefits, an injured employee may be entitled to additional compensation if the injuries were caused by the negligence of a party other than the injured employee’s employer (“third party negligence claim”), such as another contractor at a construction site, or the manufacturer of a defective machine or product. Carney Law Firm will thoroughly investigate your work accident in order to identify each and every source of possible compensation, in order to ensure maximum recovery related to your injury. In addition to workers’ compensation and compensation for third party negligence claims, injured workers are often times entitled to Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits.

If you have been injured at work in Massachusetts and need advice from a well-respected Boston workers’ compensation attorney, contact our office today at 617-426-9797, toll free at 800-640-2667 or fill out the contact us page.

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