Providing Assistance To Workers Injured On The Job
At Donovan O'Connor & Dodig, LLP, we understand the financial and emotional distress that results when you or a family member suffers a workplace injury or illness. Massachusetts and Vermont laws require that employers have workers’ compensation insurance coverage to provide benefits to injured workers.
Those benefits may include:
- Weekly wage replacement
- Medical expenses
- Vocational retraining
- Payments for permanent disfigurement and bodily loss of function
In case of death from work injury or illness, the benefits include weekly payments for the benefit of dependents of the deceased worker.
Dealing with the insurance company and navigating the dispute resolution procedures before the Department of Industrial Accidents of the Department of Labor are often difficult and confusing. The attorneys at Donovan O'Connor & Dodig, LLP, work diligently to help every client obtain the maximum benefit he or she deserves and to which he or she is entitled. We provide each client with attentive, personalized service and assertive representation through every step of the process.
Workers’ Compensation Claims
Only few law firms in Western Massachusetts have as much experience in workplace injury cases as Donovan O'Connor & Dodig, LLP. We have represented thousands of employees and have also worked with local employers and insurers in advising, negotiating and presenting cases, and when required, appealing cases. Attorney J. Norman O’Connor Jr. has been recognized annually by the Best Lawyers in America in the area of workers’ compensation practice since 1995.
We at Donovan O'Connor & Dodig, LLP, do not take an assembly line approach by providing clients an off-the-shelf quick fix. At Donovan O'Connor & Dodig, LLP, we look at each case individually — carefully constructing each case and working hard to help each client get the wage replacement benefits, medical care and rehabilitation services that he or she needs to recover to the fullest extent possible.
Do You Have A Third-Party Claim?
If your workplace injury was caused by a contractor or another person not employed by your company, you may have a third-party claim for pain and suffering, and other damages. This is often the case for injuries suffered on construction sites when an employee of a subcontractor or driver for another company causes your injury. By determining potential claims as to all responsible parties, we are able to recover maximum compensation for your pain and emotional suffering as well as for your medical costs and lost earnings.
Donovan O'Connor & Dodig, LLP, has considerable experience in third-party claims. Our attorneys understand the legal complexities of these types of cases and will work diligently to maximize the compensation you receive from all sources.
Social Security Disability
If you are unable to work due to an illness or injury, you may also be entitled to Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits. In a free consultation, a lawyer at Donovan O'Connor & Dodig, LLP, will review your case and discuss how we can assist you to obtain those benefits to which you are entitled.
Call For A Free Initial Consultation With A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
If your loved one has been injured while on the job, please call us at 413-663-3200 in Massachusetts or 802-442-3233 in Vermont. You can also contact our firm online. We have conveniently located offices and other meeting locations throughout Western Massachusetts and southern Vermont and regularly travel throughout the region to meet with clients.
All cases are handled on a contingent-fee basis — you will not have to pay any attorneys’ fees unless we win compensation in your case.