Workers' Compensation Attorney Shrewsbury MA
Workers' Compensation Attorney - Shrewsbury Massachusetts
If you have been injured at work, you may be eligible for lost wage and medical benefits under the Massachusetts workers' compensation statute. Massachusetts law, Chapter 152, mandates that all employers carry workers’ compensation insurance for the benefit of their employees. The law provides weekly lost wage compensation and medical coverage to help alleviate the financial strain when someone suffers an on-the-job injury. Attorney Lori Favata has successfully represented clients as a Workers’ Compensation Attorney in Shrewsbury and throughout Central & MetroWest Massachusetts for over 30 years.
Do I Need to Hire a Workers' Compensation Attorney?
Due to the complexity of the workers' compensation system and aggressive insurance company defense practices many workers have difficulty obtaining appropriate benefits. We have over thirty years of experience helping people successfully obtain the benefits to which they are entitled in a timely manner.
Work With a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer That Will Listen
We pride ourselves on being accessible, responsive, and respectful in explaining all aspects and stages of the workers’ compensation claim process. Our expertise and involvement can help alleviate financial and medical uncertainty during an already difficult time.
“Attorney Favata – Lori, You may not realize what a gift you are to others but I know first hand what a difference you've made in R.S.'s life ~ a difference that will impact him every day for the rest of his life.”
"I recently worked with Attorney Favata on my workman's compensation case. From the first moment of contact Attorney Favata gave me the professional advice and guidance I need to see my way forward in an unsettling time. She and her team never dropped the ball; never needed to be reminded of follow up or deadlines. Priceless Professional Honest- They are the best!"
Mary Ann G.
Attorney Lori Favata has made many appearances as a guest speaker for radio and seminar programs on the subject of the Massachusetts workers’ compensation law.
What Benefits Are Covered Under Workers’ Comp?Typically workers’ comp benefits cover lost wages and medical costs.
Workers’ Compensation is intended to provide injured workers and/or their families the ability to collect weekly wage loss benefits for total and partial disability, medical costs, vocational re-retraining expenses, death benefits, funeral costs and other costs associated with being injured on the job. Click here to learn more about Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Benefits.
Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits You May Be Eligible For:
- Temporary total incapacity benefits
- Temporary partial incapacity benefits
- Permanent and total incapacity benefits
- Medical benefits
- Scarring and permanent loss of function and disfigurement
- Survivors’ and dependents’ benefits and burial costs
- Vocational rehabilitation
How are Workers’ Compensation Claims Filed?All workers’ compensation claims are filed through the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents. The steps involved in the litigation process are as follows:
- Reviewing Board
Attorney Lori Favata will guide you through each step of the workers' compensation litigation process. Should your injury at work leave you permanently disabled and unable to continue working, Attorney Favata can also assist you through the process of applying for Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits.
When to Contact a Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Obtaining representation at the early stages of a workers’ compensation claim can ensure access to the full range of benefits and reimbursements due under the workers’ compensation statute in a timely manner. The weekly benefits are designed as a wage replacement system to help ease the financial strain claimants face due to their inability to earn their usual wages as a result of their work injury.
Serious injuries involving long term disability may lead to an entitlement to Social Security Disability and/or Supplemental Security Income benefits. Early representation with respect to claims for Social Security Disability and or Supplemental Security Income benefits is also advisable. While many law firms do not accept clients until their claims reach the hearing level, our firm begins representation as early on in the life of a claim as possible, including the initial filings.
Contact our Law Office
Contact us if you have sustained an injury at work, and we can assist you with all stages of the workers’ compensation process.
Our office is convenient located to Shrewsbury MA- in Marlborough Massachusetts near Routes 20, 495, 290, and the Massachusetts Turnpike. To speak with a lawyer or schedule a free consultation, call us at 508-624-4700 or contact us by email