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On-the-job injuries in Worcester demand strong legal action from a Worcester workplace accident attorney

Workplaces in Worcester can be dangerous. In an instant, you or a loved one can suddenly sustain a serious injury that affects your ability to work and function normally. Other times, such injuries develop slowly over time, often due to performing the same task over and over again for many years. That’s why it’s critical that you have experienced Worcester workplace accident attorney on your side, fighting for your rights.

What are common Worcester workplace accidents?

Some of the most common injuries and accidents in the workplace in Worcester include:

  • Construction accidents
  • Work-related driving accidents
  • Slip and fall injuries
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Struck by falling objects
  • Burns
  • Overexertion leading to lifting injuries
  • Electrical injuries

Whatever type of workplace injury you’re dealing with in Worcester, it’s critical that you take strong legal action to protect your rights. Otherwise, you might be forced to pay for many of the expenses associated with your injury out of your own pocket. That’s why a Worcester workplace accident lawyer at our law firm wants to meet with you.

Worcester Office

545 Main St.
Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: (508) 753-1036

What to do if you have an accident at work

First, seek prompt medical attention, even if your injuries seem minor. Many workplace injuries can be life-threatening and often require immediate medical care. Notify your supervisor about the incident as soon as possible so they can create a workplace accident report. Include the time, place, how the accident occurred, and any injuries you sustained. The notification to your employer should be in writing if your company policy requires it, or to ensure there’s a record of the report. It helps to identify any witnesses and ask them to provide statements. You should then speak to an experienced Worcester workplace accident attorney to better understand your legal rights and options for seeking compensation.

What is the employer’s responsibility when a worker is injured?

When a worker is injured on the job, the employer has several key responsibilities aimed at ensuring the safety and health of the employee. They must provide immediate assistance, including access to medical treatment. This can be first aid on-site or arranging for professional medical care.

Employers must also investigate a workplace accident to understand how it occurred and how future incidents can be prevented. Additionally, employers are required to report workplace accidents to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. During the process, your employer should maintain open and supportive communication and facilitate a return to work that respects your medical restrictions and rehabilitative needs.

How a Worcester workplace accident lawyer can help you

At the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone, our attorneys have decades of experience dealing with workplace accidents in Worcester and throughout Massachusetts. We thoroughly understand the state’s workplace accident laws. We know what evidence to look for, what questions to ask, and how to compile all that information into a strong, legal case. That’s why we’re able to consistently win cases involving injured workers.

Regardless of the circumstances of your accident – even if it was your fault – you can claim workers’ compensation benefits. However, if you were hurt at work due to the actions of someone else – that is, not your employer or a co-worker – you may be eligible for additional compensation on top of workers’ compensation. This is especially true if your accident was caused by someone working for another company. Such incidents are known as third-party workplace claims.

Pursuing a third-party workplace accident claim can be extremely complicated. That’s why it’s critical that you contact our Worcester law firm as soon as possible after your workplace accident. We can meet with you in our Worcester office, at your home, in our hospital room, or wherever’s convenient for you. You decide. Schedule your free case evaluation with a Worcester workplace accident lawyer right now.