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- Initially you will speak with one of our highly trained staff about the nature of your problem. Once the background information is obtained an attorney will contact you to discuss the matter further.
- In many cases, clients will come in for an initial appointment after the phone conference.
- There is no charge for the initial consultation in a Workers’ Compensation or Social Security case.
- In most cases, representation will commence after the initial appointment. As we work on a contingent fee basis in Workers’ Compensation and Social Security cases, clients are not expected to pay any attorney’s fees out of pocket. We typically are paid at the conclusion or settlement of the case.
- Contact us for an assessment of your situation. No fee unless we are successful.
Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Determine if You’re Eligible
14 Frequent Questions About Workers’ Compensation
The best practice is to report any injury even if you don’t think you have been hurt.
If you did not report the injury immediately when it happened, report it as soon as possible thereafter. Do not be put off by a supervisor or boss who tells you that you only had 24 hours to report an injury – THIS IS NOT THE LAW.
If you think you have been injured, you should seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Be sure to tell the doctor or hospital that the injury occurred at work.
Lawyers work on a contingency fee basis in workers’ compensation cases. This means that they do not charge a fee until the case is resolved. Normally, you do not need to provide the workers’ compensation attorney with any money at the beginning of the case.
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*There are very limited exceptions to this rule.
If you are totally disabled by a work related injury you are entitled to 60% of your gross average weekly wage for any week you are unable to work. Partial disability benefits are also available if you are capable of working in a limited capacity. These benefits vary in every case.
In addition to weekly cash payments, you are entitled to receive medical treatment that is reasonable and necessary to treat your work related injury.
There are a number of other benefits that may be available depending on the particular circumstances of your case. These can include monetary compensation for scarring or disfigurement or loss of function in a body part, dependents benefits, cost of living benefits, and vocational rehabilitation benefits.
It is very important that you tell your attorney if you feel you are being surveilled. It is mandatory that you tell your lawyer if you have been working. Any earnings must be reported to an insurance company even if they were under the table or for a short period of time.
- SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) – Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-transitional-assistance
- EAEDC (Emergency Aid to Elders, Disabled and Children) Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-transitional-assistance
- WIC (Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program)
- RAFT (Residential Assistance Program for Families in Transition) – 617-573-1100
- EA ( Emergency Assistance Program) – Executive Housing and Livable Communities Program – 866-584-0653
- LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)
- Community Action Committee for Cape Cod and Islands – 508-771-1727
- PACE – (People Acting in Community Endeavors) New Bedford – 508-999-9920
- South Shore Community Action Counsel – 508-999-9920
- Falmouth Service Center – 508-548-2794
- Salvation Army Hyannis – 508-775-0364
- Utilities Companies – many companies offer assistance programs.