Can I Get Pain And Suffering from A Massachusetts Work Injury?
Massachusetts workers compensation law is a set of laws that is essentially a trade off. Workers that got hurt on the job in Massachusetts do not need need to prove that they were not at fault for the accident. So, if the employee is responsible for the accident, they can still file for and receive workers comp benefits. In exchange, they in turn are not allowed to collect pain and suffering damages. This tends to surprise many injured employees.
For other types of injury cases such as car accidents, you can sue for and collect pain and suffering. However, this is not the case for workers comp claims. However, if a third-party is somehow responsible for causing your work accident, then you can pursue pain and suffering against that party. The third-party case is a second case, in addition to the underlying workers comp case, that can be pursued under certain situations. For example, if you slip and fall on a construction site and experience injury, you can collect workers compensation benefits. These benefits are provided by your employer’s workers compensation insurance company. But also, if a third-party is at least partly responsible for your work injury, then a lawsuit can be filed against that party. Pain and suffering will be available if you can show that the person, or company, negligently caused your accident at work.
Massachusetts Workers Compensation Attorney
Regardless of how you were injured at work, it is important to have representation on your side. Call the Law Office of Christopher Earley today for your free consultation. We would be pleased to help you with your case.