Clients often wonder, “Can I still receive compensation if I was at fault for a workplace injury?” In Massachusetts, you will still be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits even if you were partially or fully at-fault for the accident. Contact our dedicated Lowell workers’ comp attorneys today to find out more information and schedule a free consultation.
At Fault for a Workplace Injury | No-Fault
While meeting with a client the other day, they were trying to explain how it was the employer’s fault that they’re injury occurred. I stopped them and I told them that actually, they didn’t have to worry about whether or not it was the employer’s fault. In Massachusetts, if you’re injured on the job, it’s no fault. Even if the injury is your fault or it was caused by your actions, it’s still covered.
At Fault for a Workplace Injury | Reporting to Your Employer
I got a call from a gentleman the other day that was seriously injured at work and he wasn’t sure what he should do about reporting it. It’s best if you report the injury right away to your boss or a co-worker. Fill out an accident report if you can. If you don’t report it right away, do it as soon as you can thereafter. It’s very important that you report your injuries, so that your employer knows or is aware of the fact that you were injured on the job so that it’s not a problem later.
At Fault for a Workplace Injury | Hiring a Workers’ Comp Attorney
A question I get all the time is, “Why do I need an attorney for a workers’ compensation claim?” The answer is that workers’ compensation is a complicated area of the law. It involves statutes, regulations, and individual judges that have different personalities in the way they decided claims. You really need an attorney – not a general practice attorney that does everything, but one that specializes in workers’ compensation law – in order to have the best result for your case.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured during work and are asking questions like, “why do I need a workers’ comp attorney?” Contact a Lowell workers compensation lawyer at The Law Office of Jeffrey A. Young today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.