Our last post on the blog discussed conciliation and how it may be a favorable route for Massachusetts residents seeking a workers’ compensation settlement. Conciliation may save you a significant amount of time, and the process may be less adversarial. However, as mentioned last week, it is critical that Massachusetts residents do not enter into conciliation without fully knowing your legal rights and the amount of compensation to which you are entitled.
Workers’ compensation, in the end, is just another insurance system. And, just like when you get in a wreck, the insurance company will probably try to get off the hook paying as little as possible. If they can get away with paying nothing, even better. But, our law firm knows that your pain and suffering is real and should not be subjected to games. If you are hurt while operating within your scope of employment, then you should be able to recover compensation for your losses, including medical expenses and lost wages.
Therefore, before filing a claim and going to conciliation, you may want to consider addressing the matter with a skilled attorney. The legal team at the Law Office of Colonna & Doyle has years of experience working with, and against, insurers to get our clients the money they need and deserve. We proudly and competently represent our clients in negotiations, but if the claim must be taken forward when an agreement cannot be reached, we happily do so armed with as strong of legal arguments as are possible under the circumstances.
If you have been injured on the job, then you may just want to focus on your recovery and getting back to work. You may not want to consider the legal process. Yet, the legal process might be the best way for you to secure financial stability, and get back on your feet. Our firm stands ready to help those who need an ally in the fight to recover workers’ compensation. We believe that we can help make a difference in injured workers’ lives.