Workplace injuries involving joints such as the knee, elbow and shoulder can leave an employee unable to perform his or her job and require extended absences from work to recover. Overexertion, repetitive motions, straining, twisting, moving heavy loads and falls may cause knee, elbow and shoulder workplace injuries.
Injured on the Job? Contact Our Workplace Accident Lawyers
If you are suffering from a work-related, knee, elbow or back injury, you should talk to an experienced Massachusetts workers’ compensation attorney about the benefits you are entitled to receive, including lost wages, medical expenses and vocational rehabilitation costs.
For a free case evaluation of your workers’ compensation claim, please contact us online or call us toll free at (800) 367-0871. The experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at Kantrovitz & Associates, P.C., have more than almost 30 years of experience fighting for the rights of individuals injured in the course of their employment.
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, the workplace injury lawyers at Kantrovitz & Associates, P.C., help injured workers across Massachusetts, including but not limited to Boston, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Plymouth or Merrimack River. We also represent Rhode Island and New Hampshire residents whose injuries occurred in Massachusetts or who were hired in Massachusetts but who were injured out of state.
What Jobs Are Associated with Knee, Elbow and Shoulder Workplace Injuries?
According to recent Massachusetts’ workplace injury data, approximately 8 percent of workplace injuries involve shoulder injuries and more than 20 percent involve upper extremities such as the shoulders, arms and elbows. Workers in transportation and materials moving occupations such as delivery truck drivers, baggage handlers, stock clerks, warehouse workers and utility repairmen suffer high numbers of shoulder and knee workplace injuries, requiring time off work to recuperate.
Construction workers such as laborers, plumbers, pipe fitters and carpenters, have strenuous jobs that often require twisting, bending, lifting and working in awkward positions. Massachusetts construction workers record thousands of knee, elbow and shoulder injuries, including rotator cuff tears, each year. Production workers on assembly lines, fabricators, and assemblers in manufacturing plants use repetitive motions that can cause serious shoulder and elbow workplace injuries.
In fact, a workplace injury to the knee, elbow or shoulder can occur in almost any job. When a worker slips and falls or overexerts, it’s often a knee, elbow or shoulder that receives the brunt of the impact. Joint injuries can require months to heal and may require missed work.
What Workers’ Compensation Benefits Are Available?
After a knee, shoulder or elbow injury, employee’s workers’ compensation benefits are determined by several factors, including average weekly wage and degree of incapacity from a workplace injury. You may be eligible for temporary total disability, partial disability, or permanent and total disability benefits. A knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney can review your workplace injury and advise you about which benefits you may collect.
Why You Need a Workers’ Compensation Attorney
The Massachusetts’ workers’ compensation system is set up to ensure that employers have insurance to cover employees who are injured or disabled by workplace injuries. All employees have legal rights to workers’ compensation for work-related injuries. And yet, employees often have trouble getting their fair claim for workers’ compensation paid after a workplace injury. The insurance company may deny your workers’ compensation claim. The insurance company will have legal representation at the hearing to decide your workers’ compensation claim. You should have an experienced workers’ compensation attorney standing up for you, too.
The experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at Kantrovitz & Associates, P.C., are here to help employees trying to recover from workplace injuries. We can advise you on the best strategy for obtaining workers’ compensation benefits after a serious workplace injury.
Remember that if you hire a workers’ compensation attorney because you have been denied benefits, Massachusetts workers’ compensation law states that the workers’ compensation insurer will pay the majority of your attorneys’ fees.
Contact Our Workplace Injury Lawyers Today
While many Massachusetts lawyers practice in a number of different areas of the law, the workplace injury lawyers at Kantrovitz & Associates, P.C., concentrate exclusively in the area of workers’ compensation. Our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys have more than almost 30 years of experience in all types of workplace injury cases — and we can help you.
We believe in a hands-on approach, providing individual attention to each and every client. We do not pass off cases to other Massachusetts law firms or to junior associates. A client will have the same attorney handling his or her claim from start to conclusion.
Our workplace accident attorneys believe strongly that all clients should be well educated with respect to the laws and that they should be active participants in all facets of their workers’ compensation claim. We are ready to answer workplace injury questions from workers across Massachusetts, including but not limited to Boston, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Plymouth or Merrimack River. We also represent Rhode Island and New Hampshire residents whose injuries occurred in Massachusetts or who were hired in Massachusetts but who were injured out of state.
For a free, no-obligation evaluation of your workers’ compensation claim, please contact us online. The workers’ compensation lawyers at Kantrovitz & Associates are here to help victims of workplace injuries. You may also call us toll free at (800) 367-0871.