Boston Workers Comp Lawyer For Slips And Falls
As a Boston workers comp lawyer for slips and falls, I frequently have clients that slip and fall while working. If you find yourself in this situation, understanding your rights and the compensation you may be entitled to is essential.
Slips and falls are one of the most common types of workers compensation claims. In Massachusetts, you cannot sue your employer if you slipped and fell and injured yourself at work.
But, you can however make a claim for Massachusetts workers compensation benefits with your employer’s insurance company.
Suing A Third Party For A Slip And Fall At Work
It is important to know that you may though sue a third-party that caused your injuries. What that means is that if your Massachusetts slip and fall work accident was caused by the negligence of someone other than your employer, than you may have a claim for negligence, in addition to your workers compensation claim.
In example would be a delivery driver who slips and falls on the steps of a home he is delivering a product to, or a cook who slips and falls on a wet and slippery floor that was caused by an outside cleaning company. You get the picture.
The case against the third-party for negligence starts with a claim. If the claim does not result in a settlement, a lawsuit can be filed.
If there is an eventual settlement, the workers compensation insurance company that paid you benefits has the right to be paid back a percentage of benefits they paid to you, from the settlement.
Boston Workers Comp And Slip And Fall Lawyer
We handle all types of premises liability cases, including slip and fall claims, and we would he happy to provide to you a free consultation to discuss what your rights are.
Call today for your free, no-obligation consultation to find out how we can help you. We only get paid if we win your slip and fall case.