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Law Offices of James S. Aven
1342 Belmont Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Phone: 508-586-0800
Toll free: 800-752-3004
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Brockton Workers' Compensation Lawyers

Braintree Work Injury Attorneys

Workers' compensation provides wage benefits, medical benefits and other vital relief to people who have suffered a work-related injury or illness. Since workers' compensation laws create a no-fault system, workers do not have to prove that their employer engaged in negligent or wrongful conduct to be eligible for benefits.

If you have sustained a work-related injury or illness in Massachusetts, the following benefits may be available to you:

  • Temporary total incapacity benefits are available for workers who are unable to return to work for at least six full or partial calendar days due to a work-related injury or illness. The benefits paid equal 60 percent of your gross weekly wage. Benefits may be received for up to 156 weeks.
  • Partial incapacity benefits are available to workers who are able to return to work, but whose earning capacity is decreased due to a work-related injury or illness. This may include workers who can only work part time or workers who must take a lesser paying job due to a work-related injury or illness. Benefits may be received for up to 260 weeks or longer in certain cases.
  • Permanent and total incapacity benefits are paid to workers who are totally and permanently unable to do any kind of work. Benefits equal two-thirds of your average weekly wage (up to the maximum available weekly benefit). Benefits may be received as long as you are disabled.
  • Medical benefits are available to provide for adequate and reasonable medical care. You are entitled to receive benefits as long as medical care is required for your injury or illness.
  • Permanent loss of function and disfigurement benefits are available as a one-time payment for workers who have suffered the loss of a body function (often due to a loss of limb), or workers who have suffered scars and/or disfigurement. Benefits paid for scars are usually limited to certain types of scars on the hands, neck or face.
  • Survivors' and dependents' benefits are available for the spouses and minor children of workers who have sustained a fatal work-related injury or illness. Children over the age of 18 may be eligible for dependents' benefits if they are full-time students or unable to work due to a disability.

See what types of disabilities and impairments may be eligible for workers' compensation.

If you have suffered a workplace injury or illness, you should immediately contact a workers' compensation lawyer. There are steps you must take and pitfalls you must avoid to protect your rights. To speak with a Massachusetts workers' compensation attorney, contact the Law Offices of James S. Aven. We handle all workers' compensation claims on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no fees to us unless we obtain benefits for you.

Put Our Experience to Work for You

Our firm practices exclusively in injury and disability claims. Since 1977, our attorneys have represented thousands of injured workers. We represent a broad range of workers, including health care workers, restaurant workers, professional athletes, laborers, landscapers, machine operators, teachers, clerical workers, construction workers, warehouse workers and technicians.

We represent clients who have sustained a variety of injuries and impairments, including back and neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, shoulder and upper extremity injuries, knee and ankle injuries, loss of limbs, disfigurements, psychiatric disorders, emotional injuries, heart attacks and repetitive stress injuries.

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To schedule a free consultation with one of our Brockton workers' compensation attorneys, call 508-586-0800 or contact us toll free at 800-752-3004. We may also be reached by e-mail.