The Plymouth workers’ compensation attorneys at Kantrovitz & Associates, P.C., are dedicated to protecting the rights of injured workers in Plymouth and Plymouth County. Our attorneys have almost 30 years of experience helping workers who were injured in all types of workplace accidents, including workplace accidents at a construction site or accidents occurring at shipyards and marine terminals. Our Plymouth workers’ compensation lawyers also represent workers who are experiencing a work-related illness such as illnesses related to lead exposure.
If you have been injured at work, call Kantrovitz & Associates, P.C., today 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 and workers with work-related disabling conditions, including state workers, in Plymouth and throughout Massachusetts. We also represent Rhode Island and New Hampshire residents whose injuries occurred in Massachusetts.
About Plymouth, MA
Plymouth, Massachusetts, is the site of the colony founded in 1620 by the Pilgrims, passengers of the famous Mayflower. Plymouth holds a place of great prominence in American history and is a popular tourist destination. In fact, tourism is Plymouth’s main industry. However, the largest employer in the town is Jordan Hospital.
Modern day Plymouth, with a population 56,468 (2010 census), is in a region of Massachusetts known as the South Shore. This is located approximately 40 miles south of Boston in Plymouth County. Plymouth also includes the villages of Cedarville, Manomet, North Plymouth and West Plymouth.
Plymouth Workers’ Compensation and Medical Treatment
The Massachusetts workers’ compensation system is designed to ensure that workers who are disabled for five days or longer because of an injury suffered while on the job receive paid medical treatment and compensation for lost wages. After a serious workplace injury, you may need to spend time in a hospital or rehabilitation center. Hospitals and medical centers serving Plymouth and the surrounding area include:
At Kantrovitz & Associates, P.C., we will make sure you are compensated for lost wages and money spent on medical bills. 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 including exposure to hazardous materials and repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
Understanding the Workers’ Compensation System in Plymouth, Massachusetts
When a Plymouth worker suffers a job-related injury, including vehicle accidents, the injury should be reported to the employer as soon as possible after the injury is sustained. The employer or worker will then submit a claim for worker’s compensation benefits to the employer’s insurance company. The insurance company will either pay the claim or deny benefits. If the claim for workers’ comp benefits is denied, the worker must make a claim to the Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA).
The DIA is responsible for overseeing the workers’ compensation system in Massachusetts. A worker injured in Plymouth, MA, brings a claim for workers’ compensation benefits before the DIA regional office to be heard by a conciliator or administrative judge. The judge decides whether the injured worker is entitled to compensation.
Plymouth residents should use the Falls River office of the DIA. The office is located at Department of Industrial Accidents, 1 Father DeValles Blvd., Fall River, MA 02723. The phone number is (508) 676-3406, ext. 318. Additional information can be found at the Department of Industrial Accidents website.
If you have experienced a complicated injury, or if your company denies your Plymouth workers’ compensation claim, you may wish to have an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to represent you before the DIA.
Contact Our Plymouth Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Today
For a free, no-obligation evaluation of your workers’ compensation claim by an experienced Plymouth workers’ compensation attorney, please call Kantrovitz & Associates, P.C., today toll free at (800) 367-0871 or use our confidential online contact form.