Workers' Compensation

Workers who suffer injuries on the job want to recover and get back to work as quickly as possible. However, they also want fair compensation. They want to be treated with respect. Unfortunately, employers and workers' compensation insurance companies often do just the opposite, delaying claims and denying compensation for hardworking people. We can help.

Get Fair Compensation For Medical Bills And Lost Wages

At the Law Office of Michael J. Reno, P.C., in Worcester, Massachusetts, we understand the significant impact a serious workplace injury can have on the life of an employee and his or her family. You have to deal with physical pain and disability, and you also may be in need of economic support to pay medical bills and compensate for lost wages. We can help.

Contact us today for a free consultation with an attorney you can trust.

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Our firm represents individuals in a number of different industries, such as factory workers, machine operators, truck drivers, warehouse workers, CNA, nurses, construction workers, and office employees, who have suffered the following injuries:

  • Back injury
  • Neck injury
  • Shoulder injury
  • Knee injury
  • Hand and wrist injuries
  • Crushed limbs
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Emotional injuries
  • Heart attack or stroke

Our clients often find themselves with serious injuries that keep them out of work, so they have no income coming in. We understand the urgency of these circumstances. If you have been injured on the job, whether you have already had a denied claim or you are just beginning the process, we will work quickly to help facilitate your care and recover your losses.

How Workers' Compensation Works

To qualify for workers' compensation, you must be unable to work for five or more days due to an on-the-job injury. The statute of limitations gives you four years to file your claim in Massachusetts. However, we encourage you to retain a lawyer as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are protected and you are getting all the benefits you deserve.

Payment without prejudice allows insurance companies to provide workers' compensation to injured employees without formally accepting liability. Payment must be made within 180 days of the work accident under this doctrine.

Workers' compensation entitles you to medical treatment. It also entitles you to wage benefits equaling up to 60 percent of your average weekly wage. These wage benefits can last up to three years. At the conclusion of the three-year period, if the injured worker is not permanently disabled, the wage benefits may be reduced.

At the Law Office of Michael J. Reno, P.C., your case will receive the personal attention and committed advocacy it deserves. Attorney Reno will clearly explain all of your rights and options and work closely with you throughout the duration of the process to ensure your legal needs are being met.

Free Consultations For Injured Workers

You pay no attorney's fees unless we are successful in obtaining benefits for you. Do not wait to speak with a knowledgeable attorney regarding your claim. Contact us today.