At Feinberg, Campbell & Zack, P.C., we have assisted workers in and around the Commonwealth with workers’ compensation claims and appeals for more than 25 years. We also represent workers from Rhode Island and New Hampshire whose injuries occurred in Massachusetts.
At Feinberg, Campbell & Zack, P.C., our attorneys analyze your case to determine how you can recover the best possible compensation.
WE MAKE SURE YOU RECEIVE ALL THE BENEFITS THAT YOU DESERVE
The assertive attorneys at Feinberg, Campbell & Zack, P.C. will make sure you access all the benefits you are entitled to receive under the Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Act such as:
- Lost wages or salary (60% of your wages) while you are disabled
- Partial disability payments if you return to work at lower wages because of your injury
- Compensation for permanent and total disability
- Benefits for your family if a worker’s injury results in death
- Medical benefits relating to your work injury
- Benefits for permanent loss of function and some disfigurement
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Retraining costs
- Reimbursement for out of pocket costs such as travel to medical appointments relating to your work injury
Because we represent union workers, we understand how your workers’ compensation benefits, union benefits and social security benefits can be combined to help you and your family while you are disabled. Did you know that if you are injured on a prevailing wage job, you can include employer health and pensions contributions in the calculation of their wages?
YOUR EMPLOYER WILL HAVE A LAWYER, YOU SHOULD TOO
All employers must purchase workers’ compensation from an insurance company. The insurance company has many lawyers to represent the interests of your employer. You should seek the advice of a lawyer as well. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system so you are entitled to benefits for any injury that occurs in the course of your employment. All too often, injured workers who try to represent themselves without the help of an experienced attorney, will be faced with complicated case law, medical issues and legal deadlines.
If your benefits are wrongly denied or terminated, you must immediately file a claim or appeal in time or risk losing the right to recovery. Failure to file a claim or an appeal in time will bar you from recovery of compensation you rightfully deserve. Feinberg, Campbell & Zack, P.C. diligently handles the rigid bureaucratic process of appealing to the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents.
WE ONLY GET PAID, IF WE WIN
If we represent you successfully at the Department of Industrial Accidents, the insurance company will pay our fees and expenses, not you. We are only paid if we win. If you settle your case in a lump sum, our fees and expenses are deducted from the proceeds of the settlement. You pay nothing out of pocket.
WE WILL INVESTIGATE WHETHER THERE ARE OTHER BENFITS AVAILABLE TO YOU
You cannot sue your employer for any benefits other than those available under the Workers’ Compensation Act. Feinberg, Campbell & Zack, P.C. will vigorously investigate whether you are eligible for other types of benefits as a result of your work injury.
THIRD PARTY RECOVERY:
If you are injured on the job because of a third party who is negligent, you can sue for personal injury and receive additional damages such as pain and suffering, future lost wages beyond what you receive from Workers’ Compensation, and loss of consortium for your family.
- If you are working for a subcontractor on a construction site but are injured because of the negligence of a general contractor, you can sue the general contractor as a third party.
- If you are injured in a work-related car accident, the driver of the other car may be sued as a third party.
- If your doctor commits malpractice while treating your work injury or illness, you may be able to seek compensation from that treating physician.
SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS:
If you are totally disabled from a work injury for at least one year, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits.
If you have a legal question related to workers’ compensation, please contact our office online or at 617-338-1976 to speak to one of our skilled Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation lawyers.