Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Work-related injuries and illnesses can take a serious physical, financial, and emotional toll on those impacted by them. If you were injured or became ill as a result of your job, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

At Sokolove Law, our Massachusetts workers’ compensation lawyers are dedicated to seeking justice for those who suffered a workplace injury or are struggling to get benefits. Contact us today to learn more about your legal options for free.

Why Choose Sokolove Law as Your Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Law Firm?

In 1979, Sokolove Law was founded to help people from all walks of life navigate the legal system and pursue the justice they deserve.

Our skilled workers’ compensation attorneys in Massachusetts understand the pain and anxiety that can result from an unexpected workplace injury, especially those that result in expensive medical bills or an inability to work.

That’s why we fight for the most compensation possible for our clients.

Learn how our firm stands out from the rest:

  • Decades of Experience: For over 45 years, Sokolove Law has fought on behalf of clients injured through no fault of their own.
  • No Financial Risks: Our Massachusetts workers' comp attorneys don’t charge any upfront or hourly fees — we only get paid if we recover compensation for you.
  • Track Record of Success: We’ve secured over $9.4 Billion on behalf of our clients across the country. 

To find out if you may be eligible to file a claim, call (800) 995-1212 now. It costs nothing to speak with us.

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If you were injured at your workplace or have struggled to secure benefits, an experienced Massachusetts workers' comp lawyer can help you understand your legal options.

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Massachusetts Workplace Injuries & Workers’ Compensation

A construction worker holds his injured ankleA workplace injury or illness can be devastating. They may happen without warning, leaving hardworking people unable to provide for themselves or their families for an extended period of time.

Every year, tens of thousands of workers are injured on the job throughout the state of Massachusetts. While some injuries are mild, others may be life-altering and even deadly.

There were 97 fatal workplace injuries in Massachusetts in 2021, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Workers who are hurt on the job or suffer from a work-related illness are usually covered by workers’ compensation insurance.

Typically, these benefits pay for the employee’s medical expenses and a portion of their wages until they can get back to work.

Every business in Massachusetts must have workers’ compensation insurance, with the exception of certain jobs that are commission-based or part-time.

Industries that produce the most workers’ compensation claims in Massachusetts include:

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

In some cases, workers may be able to hold a third party accountable for their injuries, like property owners, contractors, or product manufacturers.

Our experienced workers’ comp attorneys in Massachusetts can investigate the circumstances of your accident and determine who is at fault in addition to pursuing compensation on your behalf — at no out-of-pocket cost to you. 

Fill out our contact form now to get started with a free case review.

Common Injuries at Work

Regardless of the industry someone works in, an employment-related accident can result in serious injuries and illnesses.

Common workplace-related injuries can include:

  • Back injuries from overexertion
  • Burns from fires and explosions
  • Disfigurement
  • Electrocution
  • Fractured or broken bones
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Illnesses caused by exposure to hazardous substances
  • Loss of limb or severe lacerations
  • Noise-induced hearing loss
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Vision loss
  • Death

Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Massachusetts

Depending on your injury or illness, you may be able to access multiple types of workers’ compensation.

Types of Massachusetts workers’ comp benefits include:

  • Temporary Total Incapacity Benefits: Available to workers unable to work for 6 or more days due to a work-related illness or injury
  • Partial Incapacity Benefits: Applies to workers who can still work but lost part of their earning capacity due to an injury or illness (like working fewer hours or switching to a job with a lower pay rate)
  • Permanent and Total Incapacity Benefits: Refers to benefits for employees who are permanently unable to do any kind of work due to a work-related injury or illness
  • Medical Benefits: If employees sustain a work injury or illness that requires medical attention or treatment, the employee may be eligible for medical benefits
  • Permanent Loss of Function and Disfigurement Benefits: Available to people who have suffered work-related injuries resulting in disfigurement, scarring, or permanent loss of specific functions
  • Vocational Rehabilitation: Training for a new career that is provided to those with permanent function limitations from an injury

Workers’ comp benefits may also extend to the spouses and children of any employees 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 now for a free case review.

How Our a Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Injury Lawyers Can Help

Unfortunately, half of all injured worker claims are disputed by an insurer or employer.

“If your claim is disputed, it is strongly advised that you seek legal counsel to protect your rights and interests, due to the complexity of the workers’ compensation law.”
– MA Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

When you work with Sokolove Law, we can determine whether the direct actions of your employer or the negligence of a third party played a role in your injuries, all while fighting for the compensation you deserve.

If you have a case, our workers’ compensation attorneys in Massachusetts will handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your health and well-being.

Below are the steps to filing a workplace injury claim in Massachusetts.

1. Contact Sokolove Law

Reach out to Sokolove Law for a free case review to determine if you may be eligible to file a Massachusetts workers’ compensation claim.

During this time, we’ll ask you a few questions about the circumstances surrounding your injury, so we can better understand the specifics of your situation.

2. We’ll Gather Evidence to Support Your Case

If you have a case, we’ll collect medical records, insurance claims, testimonies from experts, accident reports, and anything else needed to show that you have not been given enough workers’ compensation for your injury or illness.

3. We’ll File Your Massachusetts Workers' Comp Claim

Your Massachusetts workers’ comp lawsuit must be filed within the statute of limitations, which is a set of laws that limit how long you have to file a claim.

Once these deadlines pass, you won’t be able to file a claim or pursue compensation for your suffering ever again.

Contact Sokolove Law as soon as possible in order to ensure that your claim is filed on time.

4. We’ll Negotiate a Workplace Injury Settlement

Our attorneys will try to negotiate a Massachusetts workers’ compensation settlement with the defendant(s), which may include your employer, their insurance company, or a third party responsible for your injuries.

If a settlement is unable to be reached, our workplace injury lawyers in MA are prepared to present your case in a trial and fight for a verdict on your behalf.

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Our Past Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Settlements

At Sokolove Law, our attorneys have recovered over $9.4 Billion on behalf of our clients across the country, including many impacted by workplace injuries in Massachusetts.

Our past work injury lawsuit settlements include:

  • $2 Million for a worker who fell 20 feet off of a forklift and needed several rounds of surgery
  • $750,000 for a laborer in Norwood who was hit by a MASS DOT truck while working on a union job site
  • $500,000 for a nurse in East Falmouth who dislocated her ankle when preventing a patient from falling out of bed
  • $500,000 for a worker in Fall River who was bitten by a dog at work
  • $360,000 for a technician in Ware who suffered a compressed fracture on his lower spine at work
  • $200,000 for a contractor in Fitchburg who suffered a spinal cord injury after slipping on ice while switching company cars
  • $200,000 for a New Bedford baker who suffered a bulging disc and pinched nerve

While there's never a guarantee of compensation, our Massachusetts workplace injury attorneys will fight hard to get you everything you're entitled to.

Receiving compensation from a workers’ compensation lawsuit in Massachusetts can help with the cost of medical treatments and alleviate the financial strain of being unable to work.

Let a Workers’ Compensation Attorney in MA Fight for You

When Jim Sokolove founded Sokolove Law in New England over 45 years ago, his goal was to help injured people from all backgrounds seek justice following accidents or illnesses. Since then, we’ve secured billions of dollars for our clients.

Our workers’ compensation lawyers in Massachusetts are compassionate and knowledgeable about this complex area of law, and we are dedicated to holding those responsible for your suffering accountable.

Throughout the legal process, we strive to make things as stress-free as possible for you and your family.

Additionally, our Massachusetts workplace injury attorneys don’t charge any upfront costs or hourly fees. We only get paid if you do, so there’s no financial risk to taking legal action.

Let us fight for the compensation you deserve. Call (800) 995-1212 or fill out our contact form now for a free case review.

Our Massachusetts Offices

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Boston, MA 02108

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Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Sokolove Law Affiliations & Recognition

Our Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Justice
  • Massachusetts State Bar Association


  • National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • 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

Workplace Injury Lawyer in Massachusetts FAQs

How does workers’ comp work in Massachusetts?

Following a work-related injury, you should file a claim with your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier. The company will investigate your claim to determine if they believe it is eligible for a payout.

If your claim is approved, the insurance company will start paying benefits, including payments for medical expenses and lost wages. If your claim is denied, you will receive a written explanation detailing the reasons for the denial.

Should your claim be denied or you disagree with the benefits awarded, you may be able to file an appeal with the help of our workers’ compensation attorneys.

Our team can negotiate with the insurance companies and help make sure you get the results you deserve. Fill out our contact form now to learn more.

How much is workers’ comp in Massachusetts?

The amount of money you receive from worker’s compensation depends on various factors, including the extent of your disability and your salary prior to the injury.

The different types of workers’ comp benefits and their pay rates include:

  • Temporary and total: 60% of your gross average weekly wage
  • Temporary and partial: 75% of your temporary and total benefits amount
  • Permanent and total: 66% of your gross average weekly wage

How long does it take to get workers’ compensation in Massachusetts?

In most instances, it should take around two to three weeks to start receiving payments after filing a workers’ compensation claim in Massachusetts.

However, if your claim is denied or you are not provided with adequate compensation, we can fight to get you the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible.

Call us at (800) 995-1212 to learn if you have a case.

How long does workers’ comp last in Massachusetts?

The length of time you’re able to receive workers’ compensation depends on the type of benefits you are granted:

  • Temporary and total benefits: Up to 156 weeks 
  • Temporary and partial benefits: Up to 260 weeks
  • Permanent and total benefits: As long as you are disabled 

Is Massachusetts workers’ compensation permanent total disability?

Permanent and total incapacity benefits are one type of workers’ compensation you may qualify for.

These benefits are reserved for workers who are unable to do any sort of work because of their work-related injury or illness.

Who pays for health insurance while on workers comp in Massachusetts?

It depends. Not all employers are required to continue providing workers with benefits while they’re out on workers’ compensation.

Can you be fired while on workers’ comp in Massachusetts?

Unless stated otherwise by your union or contact, employers in Massachusetts are not required to hold your position open for you while you’re out on workers’ compensation.

However, state laws require employers to provide preferential treatment to previously injured employees in the rehiring process.

How much do Massachusetts workers’ compensation attorneys charge?

At Sokolove Law, there are no hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs to work with our workplace injury attorneys in Massachusetts.

We work on a contingency-fee-basis, which means we only get paid if your case results in compensation.

To find out if we can help you pursue the compensation you deserve, call us at (800) 995-1212 for a free case review.

What determines Massachusetts workplace injury lawsuit settlements?

Massachusetts workplace injury settlements are determined by a number of factors, including the severity of your injury, the extent to which another party’s negligence played a role in your injury, lost wages, and more.

Local Massachusetts Areas We Serve

While Sokolove Law has experience helping thousands of people across the country, our firm was proudly founded in Massachusetts.

Sokolove Law serves the following locations around Massachusetts:

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

Massachusetts Zip Codes We Serve

Some of the zip codes we serve in Massachusetts include:

  • 01040
  • 01085
  • 01201
  • 01420
  • 01453
  • 01545
  • 01604
  • 01701
  • 01702
  • 01752
  • 01760
  • 01801
  • 01810
  • 01821
  • 01826
  • 01841
  • 01844
  • 01852
  • 01876
  • 01902
  • 01915
  • 01960
  • 01970
  • 02038
  • 02124
  • 02125
  • 02127
  • 02128
  • 02130
  • 02131
  • 02135
  • 02136
  • 02138
  • 02139
  • 02148
  • 02149
  • 02150
  • 02151
  • 02155
  • 02169
  • 02184
  • 02301
  • 02302
  • 02360
  • 02368
  • 02472
  • 02703
  • 02720
  • 02740
  • 02780

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