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Boston Work Injury Lawyers Help Obtain Fair Compensation for Employees

Massachusetts attorneys pursue claims against all parties liable for workplace accidents

Many lines of work are inherently dangerous, but hazards can lurk even in seemingly sedate places of employment. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, private industry employers reported 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2022, up 7.5 percent from 2021. Over the two-year 2021-22 period, there were 2.2 million cases serious enough to require days off from work, job restrictions or transfers. Although the highest number were in the transportation and material-moving industries, the second highest were in general service occupations. If you have been the victim of a workplace accident in the Boston area, the law firm of Feinberg & Alban, P.C. will work hard to obtain the financial compensation to which you might be entitled.

Common causes of workplace accidents

Workplace accidents and injuries can result from any of the following occurrences:

  • Slip and falls
  • Falling objects
  • Machinery malfunctions
  • Vehicle collisions
  • Repetitive motion

Exposure to hazardous substances, contagions or excessive heat, along with the effects of overexertion, comprise a large segment of workplace injury cases.

What kinds of injuries occur in workplace accidents

Among the common types of injuries suffered in the workplace are:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Burns and electrocutions
  • Respiratory illnesses
  • Other occupational diseases

If you’ve suffered a serious or catastrophic injury in a workplace accident, you are likely entitled to financial compensation from your employer and/or other parties responsible..

Your employer’s duty to protect your safety

Employers have a duty to protect their employers by taking such measures as:

  • Complying with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations
  • Training managers and employees in safety protocols
  • Maintaining equipment and facilities in good working order
  • Making needed repairs to equipment and facilities

Even if your employer is not at fault for the occurrence that caused you injury, they are required to pay you workers’ compensation benefits. If you should die because of your injury, certain surviving family members can receive workers’ compensation death benefits.

Third-party liability for your work-related injuries

Workers’ compensation benefits, which are limited to medical expenses and partial lost wages, will not fully compensate you for the effects of your work-related accident. However, you might have claims against third parties that contributed to causing the accident. Potential defendants might include the following:

  • The manufacturer or distributor of defective equipment that injured you
  • A contractor that directly or through an employee negligently operated equipment or created conditions that injured you
  • A contractor that was hired to maintain or repair equipment or facilities and that failed to perform their job proficiently
  • Owners and possessors of land having defective conditions that injured you

Significantly, a lawsuit against a third party can include claims for noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering and emotional distress, which workers’ compensation does not cover. 

How an attorney can help

An attorney experienced in handling workplace accident cases will know how to investigate the accident, document proof of injuries, assess liability, navigate the complexities of the workers’ compensation system and effectively pursue damages claims against all potentially responsible parties. 

Contact an accomplished Boston work injury lawyer for a free consultation

Feinberg & Alban PC aggressively pursues work injury claims against employers and third parties throughout the Greater Boston, Massachusetts area. We have offices at Two Center Plaza in Boston and in Brookline. If you cannot travel, we can also meet in your home or hospital room. Please call 617-232-5950 or contact us online for a free consultation.

Feinberg & Alban, P.C. fervently protects your rights
  • The Boston firm of Feinberg & Alban, P.C. specializes its practice in the area of personal injury.

    The attorneys serve the entire state of Massachusetts in addition to affiliating with lawyers in other states to handle cases outside of Massachusetts.

  • $7.7 Million Award for Feinberg & Alban Client in Personal Injury Trial

    Boston Attorneys Win Highest Injury Verdict in Massachusetts in 2011 & 2012.

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    Attorney Colleen Santora was amazing! I was hit by a car, completely overwhelmed and really just needed to focus on getting better. Retaining her, truly gave me peace of mind that all of the upcoming medical bills would be taken care of. I healed ...

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    While visiting boston, my husband was injured and required surgery, and the tribulations that followed. Living out of state, we had NO idea what to do, and we needed guidance. Collen and her team were and ARE a God sent. Colleen answered all of ...

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    Catherine Connor

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    I worked with Colleen Santora and had a great experience! I was very overwhelmed after my injury (MBTA at fault) and she made the process clear and easy. She always answered any questions I had and answered my emails within minutes every time. She al...

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    On vacation my mother had an accident in the Boston Airport that required surgery and prolonged physical therapy. It was a long, painful and extremely stressful process. My mother felt hopeless and her chronic pain was debilitating. My mother finally...

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    Jackie Salyers

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    Robert Feinberg was an absolute delight to work with. My car accident was a horrific experience. Robert and his team secured the top dollar settlement possible for my case. It was a great decision to work with his team, from the very first com...

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