Fall River Workplace Accident Attorneys
If you or someone you love has been injured in a workplace accident, you may be legally entitled to financial compensation to help cover the costs of your injuries. The experienced lawyers at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, LTD. are here to help. In 2017, over 2.8 million workplace injury cases were reported to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The risk of injury in many industries can be very high, particularly in labor-intensive positions like those in the construction industry. You don’t have to go through the workers’ compensation process alone.
The Fall River workplace accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, LTD. will fight for your right to compensation while you recover from your injuries. Contact us for a free consultation at (508) 491-1025 or through our online contact form to discuss the details of your case today.
Do I Need A Workplace Accident Lawyer?
While you can fill out workers’ compensation forms on your own, the process can quickly become lengthy and complex. Having an experienced lawyer on your side can ensure that none of your rights are infringed upon. When someone is injured on the job, the employer’s first thought is about how that injury is going to impact the business. Your employer and their insurance company may try to wrongfully deny your claim or pay you much less than you need and deserve. A workplace accident lawyer can help you file your forms correctly and handle all communications with insurance representatives to ensure you are not taken advantage of. Hire a lawyer with a proven track record of success for previous clients in the same situation as yours. A skilled lawyer will have the resources to make your claim stronger and take you through the filing process with ease.
Why Choose the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, LTD. To Handle My Case?
At the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, LTD., our first priority is you. For over 50 years, our family law firm has been helping the Fall River community with workplace injury cases. We have ample experience in securing financial compensation for clients involved with workplace accidents. We know how frustrating a debilitating injury can be, and that the legal obstacles to fair compensation can be even more daunting.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, LTD. are sensitive to the consequences of a workplace accident. Workplace injuries not only lead to expensive treatment and rehabilitation, but lost wages and a potential future inability to work. Our firm is a dedicated, award-winning team of Massachusetts’ brightest workers’ compensation lawyers. When you work with us, we treat you like a part of our family. We’re confident in our ability to fight on your behalf, which is why you pay us nothing until we win your case.
Cases We Handle
Workers’ compensation laws require that you be reimbursed for medical care and a percentage of your wages from the time you’ve had to miss work if you were injured performing job-related activities. These laws cover many types of injuries, which are organized into three major categories.
One-incident traumatic injuries happen after a single, sudden accident like an acute strain from lifting an object or breaking a bone from falling off a ladder. Victims know the exact time and date of the injury and, in most cases, seek immediate medical attention. Injuries from these accidents can include:
- Head and neck injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Nerve trauma
- Injuries to joints, ligaments, or tendons
- Burns or scars
- Fractured or broken bones
- Loss of hearing or vision
- Heart attack
- Paralysis, paraplegia, or quadriplegia
- Assault while working
- Wrongful death
Repeated stress injuries slowly build over time, causing more pain as you continue to make the motions that created the condition. Your injury may have been caused by a single movement, but not suddenly. Micro-movement causes these injuries. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common example; after years and years of typing in the same position at a desk, cumulative injuries are likely to occur. Some examples of stress injuries include:
- Tenderness of muscle or bone
- Aching or throbbing pain
- Tingling or numbness
- Loss of strength or coordination
- Reduced range of motion or flexibility
Occupational disease and exposure to injury or illness is the third category covered under workers’ compensation laws. If you are working in a place where you may be exposed to harmful chemicals or if your workplace was not properly maintained, you could contract a serious illness that could become a permanent condition. There are two ways of being exposed:
- Immediate onset: Some chemicals rapidly enter your system and cause acute health issues, particularly lung and nerve damage.
- Long-term exposure: Mold or asbestos, among other chemicals, can accumulate and cause health conditions much later on, like asthma or even cancers like mesothelioma.
If you have been injured or fallen ill for any reason at your workplace, it is important to follow these steps:
- Seek medical attention immediately
- Contact an attorney
- Inform your employer of your injury (typically the manager of the HR department)
- Request Workers’ Compensation forms and ask about any other necessary documentation
- Document your injury and record in a journal how work-related pain affects your day-to-day life
- Do not try to return to work until after your doctor has approved your return
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, LTD. will be here for you every step of the way to ensure that your rights are protected.
You should not have to suffer a long legal battle with an insurance company after you have been injured in the workplace. The workers’ compensation filing process can be complicated, and is not something you need to be focused on while you are recovering from your injuries. The legal team at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, LTD. are the surest option to secure your right to fair compensation. We will work tirelessly to strengthen your workers’ compensation case and help ensure that you are taken care of while you focus on your recovery. If you’ve been hurt on the job, don’t wait to start your claim. Contact one of our experienced Fall River injury attorneys today at (508) 491-1025 or online to discuss the details of your case and learn more about your legal rights. Our initial consultation is completely free of charge.