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Knowledgeable Springfield Attorney Offers Real Help for Workplace Accident Victims

Protecting the rights of injured workers in Massachusetts

Injuries can happen anywhere. When they happen at work, you need an attorney well-versed in on-the-job injuries. The Law Offices of Harold I. Resnic takes on employers and their insurance companies to make sure you receive the compensation you need to move forward.

Causes and effects of workplace accidents

To qualify as a workplace injury, the accident must have taken place while you were working, regardless of whether you were on site or traveling. Workplace accidents might be caused by:

  • Machinery
  • Heavy equipment
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Slip and fall incidents
  • Repetitive motion
  • Co-workers
  • Chemicals

Types of injuries suffered at work vary greatly, but may include:

  • Broken bones
  • Back injuries
  • Head or neck injuries
  • Serious cuts
  • Poisoning
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome or other repetitive injury
  • Disfigurement
  • Blindness

Some workplace injuries even result in death. In that case, we can file an action on behalf of the victim’s family for damages to address the loss.

Recovering damages for a workplace injury

In a workplace accident case, there are two potential avenues — filing a workers’ compensation claim or filing a personal injury lawsuit. Workers’ compensation is employer-provided no-fault insurance that pays your medical expenses and lost wages, no matter how the accident occurred. However, if you suspect your injuries were caused by your employer’s negligence, seek legal advice before accepting workers’ comp benefits. Once you accept a workers’ compensation payment, you forfeit your right to pursue other remedies against a negligent employer.

The Law Offices of Harold I. Resnic successfully employs a proven, methodical approach to help injured workers maximize their compensation. The firm’s attorney consults top experts in relevant fields — including trauma doctors, chiropractors, pharmacists, forensics engineers, mechanics and accident reconstruction analysts. These experts are available to deliver clear, compelling testimony that explains the cause and extent of your injuries.

What do to if you are injured at work in Massachusetts

If you are injured on the job, the steps you take after the accident may impact whether and how much you can recover for your injuries. As soon as is feasible:

  • Report the injury to your employer in writing. Even if you think the injury is minor, it’s important to let your employer know. If the injury worsens, you may not be able to prove that the injury occurred at work; you could be denied any compensation.
  • Get medical attention. In an emergency, this should be your first step. If it is not an emergency, you should visit an occupational clinician, if possible. They have more experience handling work-related injuries, treatment and paperwork. You are entitled to be treated by your own doctor, even if your employer requires you to see an approved doctor.
  • Document your injury. Make notes about what happened, when it happened and any witnesses. Keep a daily log of your symptoms and home treatment. Get copies of any documents you are asked to sign.
  • Talk to a lawyer. It is vital that you understand your rights following a workplace injury and have an advocate who will help protect those rights.

Our firm has both the skill and background to capably represent victims of workplace injuries in recovering the compensation they deserve.

Contact an experienced workplace injury attorney in Springfield for a free consultation

For more than four decades, the Law Offices of Harold I. Resnic has championed injured workers in workers’ compensation and personal injury claims. Schedule a free initial consultation by calling 413-301-9124 or contacting us online. Our Springfield, MA law office is near Hampden Superior Court and the Mass Mutual Center. We meet with clients Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by appointment; we will visit you in the hospital. If you visit our office, there is an on-site parking garage, and we are easily reached by public transportation.

Testimonials
  • "I was rendered totally disabled because of a car accident while my car was parked. The other driver’s insurance company has admitted that its insured was at fault but has refused to offer a fair settlement. Attorney Resnic has been aggressive in suing the insurance company for bad faith handling of my claim and is seeking three times my damages plus attorneys’ fees and costs. If you want an attorney that will fight for you, this is the guy. " - TD

  • "Attorney Harold Resnic is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and well-respected. He settled my Workers’ Compensation case for $350,000 when the employer disputed the fact that I even had an accident. He is now suing the people responsible for my injuries so that I can collect damages for my pain and Suffering." - LD

  • "I was seriously hurt in a fall on snow and ice in my employer’s parking lot. Attorney Resnic got me a generous settlement for the Workers’ Compensation claim and for my claim against the building owner and maintenance company for pain and suffering. I highly recommend Attorney Harold Resnic." - DG

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