Each year in the United States, thousands of American workers suffer injuries or wrongful death accidents resulting from their employment. Workers who are injured in the course of their employment are not permitted to pursue typical personal injury negligence claims against their employers or co-employees. Each state has established a worker’s compensation system in which a small portion of the employee’s paycheck is deposited into the worker’s compensation fund and is only made available if the employee suffers a work-related accident. The fund is often the exclusive recourse available to workers who are injured in the course of their employment because typical personal injuries claims are not available.
The sad truth about work-related accidents is that most of them are preventable. Only four percent of all workplace accidents nationwide are caused by faulty equipment or other technical issues. On the other hand, car crashes are the leading cause of work-related injuries and fatalities. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident at a Massachusetts workplace, your legal rights need to be protected.
Boram Teresa Choi worked as an assessor for Ernst & Young, a job that required her to constantly travel all over the state to appear at different locations. On June 5, 2013, Ms.Choi was returning to her office when her car veered down a steep embankment and crashed into a tree. The accident left her disabled and completely unable to work for the rest of her life. She hired Los Angeles attorney, Chris Asvar, of the Asvar Law Firm to pursue a claim for worker’s compensation benefits, as well as a tort claim against the California Department of Transportation, asserting that a dangerous condition in the roadway had caused her accident. After negotiations with the insurance companies, attorney Asvar was able to secure $3.2 million for Ms. Choi in civil recovery for her tort action, and $10 million in worker’s compensation, the record for any worker’s compensation claim in California.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of an injury suffered at a worksite or while acting in the capacity as an employee, it is critical that you contact one of our expert Massachusetts worker’s compensation attorneys as soon as possible to ensure that no filing deadlines are missed and that all of the necessary evidence is preserved. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your needs are our top priority!