Articles Posted in Workers’ Compensation

work injuryDealing with a work-related injury can be incredibly daunting. If you have been hurt on-the-job, you need to reach out to an experienced Massachusetts workers’ compensation attorney who understands how to protect the rights of workers. With over two decades of combined experience, we are committed to asserting your rights to receiving the benefits you deserve, including medical care. We are here to answer your questions and address your concerns every step of the way.

Injuries Covered by Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation

Workers who are injured or become ill as a result of an accident or incident within the course and scope of employment may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. For example, if a delivery worker gets into an auto accident and sustains injuries while on the way to drop off a package, that worker may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, including medical benefits to treat his or her injuries.

Medical Benefits: What’s Covered?

The Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Act provides benefits for the payment of medical costs incurred as a result of a work-related injury or illness. The insurance pays for any tests, procedures and prescription drugs that are “reasonable and necessary” and “causally related” to the work injury. This obligation continues as long as treatment is necessary and may even extend over the course of the worker’s life. Medical benefits may include the following:

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Legal News GavelIf you have lost a family member in a fatal workplace accident, you need to reach out to an experienced Massachusetts workers’ compensation attorney who can help. At Barry Feinstein & Affiliates, P.C., we can aggressively advocate for your rights to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. With years of experience, we understand how to navigate these cases in a compassionate yet vigorous manner.

Given the nature of their work, workers in the construction industry are inevitably more susceptible to injuries or death as compared to other types of workers like office workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found that one-fifth of workplace deaths across the country in 2015 were in the construction industry. Dubbed the “fatal four,” the four leading causes of death within the construction industry are falls, being struck by objects, electrocutions, and being caught/in-between equipment, objects, or collapsing structures.

OSHA has set forth a number of safety regulations for employers to follow in order to minimize the risk of injury for their employees. Unfortunately, many employers fail to adhere to these regulations, creating unsafe work environments that lead to serious injuries and even death.

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Legal News GavelWith the surge of online shopping and ride-sharing services, there are more cars than ever on the roadways and highways. If you or someone close to you was injured in an on-the-job delivery vehicle accident, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. At Barry Feinstein & Affiliates, our skilled Massachusetts workers’ compensation attorneys can analyze the facts of your case and determine your legal rights and options. With over 25 years of experience, we understand how to protect the interests of our clients in these complex claims.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 1.4 million people work as delivery truck drivers throughout the country. Different types of trucks may be used to make deliveries, such as box trucks, large vans, flatbed trucks, pick up trucks, and customized trucks. Common causes of delivery vehicle accidents that end up injuring delivery drivers include but are not limited to:

  • Excessive speeding;