Nearly one fourth of workplace injuries in Massachusetts that require absences from work involve injuries to lower extremities, such as foot and ankle injuries. Sprained ankles, strained ankles, broken ankles and broken bones in the feet are common workplace injuries. Workers who have jobs that keep them on their feet often have to miss work or change duties if they have a serious foot or ankle injury.
If you suffered a foot or ankle injury related to your employment in Massachusetts, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits no matter who caused the accident. Workers’ compensation benefits may include lost wages, medical expenses and vocational rehabilitation costs. The amount of workers’ compensation benefits depends on your average wages and the degree of incapacity caused by your workplace injury.
Injured on the Job? Contact Our Workplace Accident Lawyers
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.
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.
What jobs are associated with foot and ankle workplace injuries?
- Nurses, nursing aides and orderlies have high numbers of workplace foot and ankle injuries from contact with equipment, slips and trips, and falls.
- Construction workers such as laborers, carpenters, masons and roofers have dangerous jobs that often cause falls and workplace foot and ankle injuries.
- Manufacturing workers such as machinists, machine operators, assemblers, material handlers, millwrights and shipping clerks also record high numbers of foot and ankle workplace injuries.
- Auto mechanics also had high numbers of foot and ankle injuries.
- Hospitality workers such as waiters and waitresses, chefs, cooks, maids, janitors, hotel workers, caterers, hostesses, dancers and professional athletes have high rates of foot, ankle and leg injuries. One third of all workplace injuries reported by Massachusetts leisure and hospitality service workers in 2008 were foot, ankle and leg injuries.
What Workers’ Compensation Disability Benefits Are Available?
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 workplace injuries attorney can review your injury and advise you about which benefits you may collect.
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.