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The Law Office of Andrea R. Reid
 
Personal Injury

Have you or a loved one been injured in an Auto Accident?

 

Our firm has helped wrongfully injured people with proven results. We know who to talk to, where the answers are, what steps are needed in investigating the legal system, and how to get our clients ever last dollar they deserve. 

 

We know that insurance companies and insurance adjusters are not on your side.  Even though you may have paid the insurance company hundreds, if not, thousands of dollars over the years, their job is to pay you nothing or as little as possible for your claim.

 

Attorney Reid will guide you through the process of getting a fair and reasonable settlement from the insurance companies.

 

Many victims of an automobile accident do not know that in Massachusetts, you have a right to be reimbursed for medical expenses, medicine, hospital care, therapy, pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of future earnings, lost services and care from a spouse or child, lost or damaged property, and permanent injury.  Attorney Reid understands Massachusetts personal injury law and can get you what you deserve.  All personal injury cases are handled on a contingent fee basis, which means that we get compensated only from the money that we recover for you.  Contact our office immediately after seeking medical attention for your injury, to schedule a free consultation.  

 

Injured in an Auto while On-the-Job?

 

A work-related injury can be particularly disruptive, especially when it interferes with your ability to draw a paycheck. Understanding the complexities of how the workers' compensation system works, can be daunting and further frustrate your mental state after suffering an injury. At The Law Office of Andrea R. Reid, we know what you can expect at every step of the process if you decide to make a workers' compensation claim, as well as, a personal injury claim.

 

What is the difference between a workers’ compensation case and a personal injury claim or lawsuit?  Fault Is Needed in a Personal Injury Case, but not in a Workers’ Compensation Case!

 

The biggest and most important difference is that a personal injury claim is based on fault and a workers’ compensation case is not. In order to recover damages against someone for a car accident, a slip and fall, or any type of negligence claim, the other person must be negligent, meaning that he/she must have done something wrong.

 

In a workers’ compensation case, any employee injured on the job is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits with some very limited exceptions. Workers’ compensation has nothing to do with fault. You do not need to prove that your employer or your co-worker(s) did anything wrong in order for you to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Even if you were negligent and your negligence caused your injury, you are still entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits.

Different Damages Recoverable

In a workers’ compensation case you are not entitled to benefits for pain and suffering. In a personal injury claim or lawsuit, you are entitled to recover all of the damages that you have suffered. This includes lost earnings, lost earning capacity, medical bills, future medical expenses, permanent impairment, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life (i.e., hedonic damages), among other things. But in a workers’ compensation case, you can only receive weekly compensation, permanent impairment benefits, medical bills, and vocational rehabilitation.

 

Whether you need representation in a simple car accident or a complex workers’ compensation auto accident injury, we have the experience and skill to maximize the value of your case.  Contact Attorney Reid at our office to schedule a free consultation about your accident claim.

To request a free information packet, please call our office at: (413) 737 1200

 

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice.
You should consult us or another attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.


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