The Norfolk workers’ compensation attorneys at Kantrovitz & Associates, P.C., are dedicated to protecting the rights of injured workers and representing workers’ interests in the Massachusetts workers’ compensation system.
Our attorneys have almost 30 years of experience helping Massachusetts workers who were injured in job-related accidents, including construction accidents and manufacturing workplace accidents. Our Norfolk workers’ compensation lawyers also represent employees who are experiencing work-related illnesses, such as an illness related to asbestos exposure.
If you have a job-related injury or disabling condition, call Kantrovitz & Associates, P.C., toll free at (800) 367-0871 or use our online form to schedule a free and confidential consultation about your case. We represent injured workers, including state workers, in Norfolk and throughout Massachusetts. We also represent Rhode Island and New Hampshire residents whose injuries occurred in Massachusetts.
About Norfolk, MA
Norfolk, Massachusetts, is a community in Norfolk County. It has a population of 11,227 (2010 census). Primarily a residential community, Norfolk maintains its own police, fire, and water departments for the benefit of residents. Norfolk, located 20 miles south of Boston, has a transit station providing rail service to and from Boston. Norfolk’s neighboring communities include Millis, Medfield, Walpole, Foxborough, Wrentham, Franklin and Medway.
Norfolk Workers’ Compensation and Medical Treatment
After a serious workplace injury, you may need to spend time in a hospital or rehabilitation center. Hospitals and medical centers serving Norfolk and the surrounding area include:
- Milford Regional Medical Center
- Brigham and Women’s/Mass General Health Care Cente
- Metro West Medical Center
- Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
At Kantrovitz & Associates, P.C., we understand that a denied compensation claim is the last thing you want to deal with as you struggle to recover from your injuries. Call our Norfolk workers’ compensation attorneys to learn how we can help. Our workplace injury attorneys understand the complex medical issues that go hand-in-hand with workers’ compensation cases.
Understanding the Workers’ Compensation System in Norfolk, Massachusetts
When a worker suffers job related injury in Norfolk, such as a slip and fall, the injury should be reported to the employer as soon as possible. The employer or worker should submit a claim for worker’s compensation benefits to the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company. The insurance company will either pay the claim or deny benefits. If the workers’ comp claim is denied, the injured worker must make a claim to the DIA.
The Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) is responsible for overseeing the Workers’ Compensation system in Massachusetts. A worker injured in Norfolk, MA, will bring a claim for workers’ compensation benefits to the DIA regional office to be heard by a conciliator or administrative judge. The judge decides whether the injured Norfolk worker is entitled to compensation.
Norfolk residents should use the Boston office of the DIA. This office is located at Department of Industrial Accidents, 1 Congress St., Suite 100, Boston, MA 02114-2017. The phone number is (617) 727-4900, ext. 470. Additional information can be found at the Department of Industrial Accidents website.
You do not necessarily need an attorney to file a claim for benefits. You may represent yourself for any proceedings before the DIA. However, it is strongly advised that you seek legal counsel to protect your rights and interests due to the complexity of the workers’ compensation law.
Contact Our Norfolk Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Today
For a free, no-obligation evaluation of your workers’ compensation claim by an experienced Norfolk workers’ compensation attorney, please call Kantrovitz & Associates, P.C., today toll free at (800) 367-0871 or use our confidential online contact form.