Boston Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

If you’ve been hurt on the job and are having trouble getting the money you need from your employer, contact Sokolove Law as soon as possible for a free legal case review. As a Boston-based law firm with a nationwide reach, our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers can help families across the country get the compensation they deserve during these difficult times.

Why Choose Sokolove Law for Your Workers’ Compensation Claim?

At Sokolove Law, we know the suffering that so many of our clients have experienced, and we have a long track record of holding those responsible for that suffering accountable.

For over 40 years, our personal injury lawyers have secured more than $8.6 Billion on behalf of families all over the United States. Our attorneys have the resources and skills needed to help you seek justice and compensation for your injuries.

And it won’t cost you anything upfront or out of pocket — we only get paid if you do, so there’s no financial risk to taking legal action.

Find out if you have a case for free by calling (800) 995-1212 or submitting a contact form as soon as possible.

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If you’ve been hurt on the job and are having trouble getting the money you need from your employer, contact Sokolove Law as soon as possible for a free legal case review.

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About Workers’ Comp Insurance in Massachusetts

Workers who suffer an illness or are hurt on the job are usually covered by workers’ compensation insurance, which employers are often required to provide. Typically, these benefits pay for the employee’s medical expenses as well as a portion of their wages until they can get back to work.

Employers report about 2.8 million work-related injuries a year and approximately 5,300 work-related deaths, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

After analyzing workers’ comp claims made in the state between 2014 and 2016, the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents found that:

  • 93,123 workers’ comp claims were filed during this time, an average of 31,041 claims each year
  • Over 95% of the claims involved injuries, with only about 4% being for illnesses
  • Strains and sprains (51%) made up most of the injuries, followed by contusions, crushings, bruises (12%), fractures (9%), as well as cuts, lacerations, punctures (8%)
  • Overexertion played a role in nearly 38% of claims
  • 29% of claims involved falling, slipping, or tripping in some capacity

The five industries that produced the most workers’ compensation claims in Massachusetts were:

  • Construction
  • Health care
  • Retail
  • Transportation and warehousing
  • Wholesale trade operations

Types of Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Benefits

In Massachusetts, there are several different types of workers’ compensation benefits, including:

  • Temporary Total Incapacity Benefits: Refers to when an injury or illness leaves the worker unable to work for 6 or more days
  • Partial Incapacity Benefits: Available when a worker can still work but lost part of their earning capacity due to an injury or illness, including working fewer hours or switching to a job that has a lower pay rate
  • Permanent and Total Incapacity Benefits: Refers to when an employee is permanently unable to any kind of work due to a work-related injury or illness
  • Medical Benefits: If a work injury or illness requires medical attention or treatment, the employee may qualify for medical benefits
  • Permanent Loss of Function and Disfigurement Benefits: Refers to when a work-related injury or illness causes permanent loss of certain functions or causes disfigurement or scarring on the face, neck, or hands

Additional workers’ comp benefits may be available for the spouses and children of any workers who may have passed away due to work-related injuries or illnesses.

To determine your eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits in Massachusetts, call (800) 995-1212 or get a free case review today.

Workers’ Compensation Injuries in Boston

Any workplace injury or illness can impact the everyday quality of life for an employee for extended periods of time. Sadly, sometimes, these injuries can even leave workers unable to earn a living or provide for their families.

A few injuries that commonly result in workers’ compensation include:

  • Back injuries due to overexertion
  • Broken or fractured bones, usually due to tripping and falling or being struck by falling objects
  • Internal injuries from electrocution or chemical poisoning
  • Spinal cord or head injuries suffered in work-related vehicle accidents
  • Stress-related health conditions

Keep in mind that the above list is not complete. You may still have a case even if you have not suffered one of the above injuries.

Learn more about your legal options and see if you have a case for free by filling out our contact form or calling (800) 995-1212.

How Our Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Boston, MA Can Help

For over 40 years, Sokolove Law has helped injured workers get the compensation they deserve. Let us put our experience to work for you.

When you work with Sokolove Law, our Boston workers’ compensation attorneys can:

  • Take care of all the necessary paperwork with any deadlines
  • Gather all of the evidence needed to support your claim
  • Fight for as much compensation as possible in your case

Our Boston workers’ comp lawyers may also be able to file lawsuits against any additional parties who may be to blame for your injury — like the other driver if you were in a motor vehicle accident on the job or the maker of any machine that may have injured you.

 Call (800) 995-1212 or fill out our contact form today to get started. It costs nothing to contact us, and a member of our team is ready to help 24/7.

Securing Benefits & Workers’ Compensation Lawsuit Settlements

Even if an employer’s insurance provider agrees to pay a claim, the company might try to offer less than what the worker deserves — but an experienced attorney can fight on your behalf to make sure this isn’t the case.

Boston workers’ compensation attorneys can negotiate settlement amounts with the insurance company — and any other parties responsible for your injury — on your behalf. However, settlement amounts will vary according to unique details in each case, like the severity of the injury, the cost of medical expenses, and more.

If your workers’ comp claim is denied or a settlement amount isn’t reached, your lawyers may also be able to argue your case in court at a hearing or trial.

Sokolove Law Has Served Boston & New England as a Workers’ Compensation Law Firm

In 1979, Jim Sokolove founded Sokolove Law in Boston. One of his goals was to help hardworking Americans who were injured on the job get the justice and compensation they deserve. Sokolove Law has become a nationwide firm because of Jim’s determination and vision.

We help people from all walks of life, including those of different races, genders, and economic statuses, file workers’ compensation claims. We provide free case evaluations to our clients and have a team of dedicated legal professionals working on each case, including a Boston workers’ compensation attorney, paralegal, and nurse case manager.

You and your family matter to us. Let us fight for you.

Our Boston Office Location

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Suite 400
Boston, MA 02108
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Sokolove Law Affiliations and Recognition

Our Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Justice
  • Massachusetts State Bar Association (Located in Boston, MA)

Recognition

  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Top 10 Asbestos & Mesothelioma Trial Lawyers
  • U.S. News & World Report – 2022 Best Law Firms / Best Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell – 2022 Peer-Reviewed for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

Sokolove Law Local Reviews

  • Better Business Bureau® (BBB) – A+ Rating since 2013
  • Average Google Rating: 4.6/5

Local Service Areas

Wherever you are, we’re ready to work with you and serve you and your family.

  • Boston
  • Brockton
  • Brookline
  • Cambridge
  • Chicopee
  • Fall River
  • Framingham
  • Haverhill
  • Lawrence
  • Lowell
  • Lynn
  • Malden
  • Medford
  • New Bedford
  • Newton
  • Peabody
  • Plymouth
  • Quincy
  • Revere
  • Somerville
  • Springfield
  • Taunton
  • Waltham
  • Weymouth
  • Worcester
  • And more

List of Boston Hospitals and their Safety Grades

Boston Hospital Safety Ratings

There are 10 major hospitals located in or very near Boston. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is a letter grade that scores hospitals based on how well they protect patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

When compared to an A-rated hospital, your chance of dying increases by 35% in a B-rated hospital and 88% in a C-rated hospital. This research was conducted at the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine.

List of Boston Hospitals and Their Grades

  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    55 Fruit Street
    Boston, MA 02114
    Hospital Safety Grade: A
  • Tufts Medical Center
    800 Washington Street
    Boston, MA 02111-1552
    Hospital Safety Grade: A
  • Boston Medical Center
    1 Boston Medical Center Place
    Boston, MA 02118-2908
    Hospital Safety Grade: B
  • CHA Cambridge Hospital
    1493 Cambridge Street
    Cambridge, MA 02139-1099
    Hospital Safety Grade: C
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    330 Brookline Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215-5491
    Hospital Safety Grade: B
  • Brigham And Women’s Hospital
    75 Francis Street
    Boston, MA 02115-6110
    Hospital Safety Grade: A
  • CHA Everett Hospital
    103 Garland Street
    Everett, MA 02149
    Hospital Safety Grade: B
  • Mount Auburn Hospital
    330 Mount Auburn Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    Hospital Safety Grade: A
  • St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
    736 Cambridge Street
    Brighton, MA 02135-2997
    Hospital Safety Grade: B
  • Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital
    1153 Centre Street
    Boston, MA 02130-3400
    Hospital Safety Grade: A

Boston Neighborhoods We Serve

  • Allston-Brighton
  • Back Bay
  • Beacon Hill/West End
  • Charlestown
  • Chinatown
  • Dorchester
  • Downtown Boston
  • East Boston
  • Fenway-Kenmore
  • Hyde Park
  • Jamaica Plain
  • Mattapan
  • Mission Hill
  • North End
  • Roslindale
  • Roxbury
  • South Boston
  • South End/Bay Village
  • West Roxbury

Boston Zip Codes We Serve

  • 02108
  • 02109
  • 02110
  • 02111
  • 02112
  • 02113
  • 02114
  • 02115
  • 02116
  • 02117
  • 02118
  • 02119
  • 02120
  • 02121
  • 02122
  • 02123
  • 02124
  • 02125
  • 02126
  • 02127
  • 02128
  • 02129
  • 02130
  • 02131
  • 02132
  • 02133
  • 02134
  • 02135
  • 02136
  • 02137
  • 02163
  • 02196
  • 02199
  • 02201
  • 02203
  • 02204
  • 02205
  • 02206
  • 02210
  • 02211
  • 02212
  • 02215
  • 02217
  • 02222
  • 02241
  • 02283
  • 02284
  • 02293
  • 02297
  • 02298

Cities We Serve Surrounding Boston

  • Arlington, MA
  • Belmont, MA
  • Brookline, MA
  • Cambridge, MA
  • Chelsea, MA
  • Everett, MA
  • Malden, MA
  • Medford, MA
  • Melrose, MA
  • Milton, MA
  • Revere, MA
  • Somerville, MA
  • Watertown, MA
  • Winchester, MA
  • Winthrop, MA

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Last modified: August 3, 2022

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