Workplace Accidents

Cape Cod Workplace Injury Attorneys

The Hyannis work accident lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III represent clients throughout the area and across the state. We serve clients who have been injured in a wide variety of accidents, including those that happen on the job, and we are committed to helping people recover by aggressively seeking to hold the responsible parties liable. With more than 146 years of combined experience, we are seasoned personal injury attorneys who have the knowledge, skills, and ability to help you get back on your feet following an accident at work, and pursue compensation for any time you miss, as well as medical bills and other expenses.

Injured on the Job

Whether it's at a construction site, in an office or on the open road, on-the-job accidents can and do happen. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, nearly 3 million cases of workplace injury and illness are reported by private employers each year, resulting in more than 907,000 total days of missed work. That's not to mention the 4,300 workers killed in fatal workplace accidents in 2012. On construction sites, the leading causes of death are referred to as the "fatal four":

  • Falls
  • Struck by Object
  • Electrocutions
  • Caught-in or caught between

May workers injured on the job are entitled to workers' compensation benefits. These benefits cover medical costs and at least 60% of the injured worker's income and are generally available, even if the worker is at fault for the accident. An injured employee may also be able to seek damages against his or her employer - or third parties like contractors and subcontractors - under a theory of "gross negligence" where the employer's actions show a complete disregard for workers' health and safety. In addition, an injured worker can sue other responsible parties, like property owners and faulty equipment manufacturers, for traditional negligence under theories such as premises liability.

Maximizing the legal recovery that an injured worker deserves therefore often involves dealing with various insurance companies and employers, as well as a number of other involved and possibly liable parties. It regularly requires significant negotiation efforts and, failing successful resolution, litigation through trial.

How We Can Help You

At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, we represent clients injured in a wide range of workplace accidents, including those related to:

  • Forklifts and heavy machinery
  • Faulty safety equipment
  • Asbestos
  • Scaffolding incidents
  • Fires
  • Car accidents during work-related travel
  • Safety regulation violations
  • Accidents caused by poor training, hiring, supervision

Our lawyers have been representing clients in these and other cases since 1994. We fight tirelessly on behalf of our clients to identify all responsible parties, establish their liability, and maximize the legal recovery our clients earn. Damages available in these cases (if they are pursued as lawsuits) typically include money for medical bills, missed wages, and pain and suffering.

Our record speaks for itself: among other settlements, we've previously recovered $915,000 for a construction worker who injured his back on the job, and $600,000 for another construction employee injured in a workplace accident.

Knowledgeable Work Injury Attorneys

If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, contact the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III. With offices in Hyannis and Plymouth, our Massachusetts personal injury lawyers and criminal defense attorneys proudly serve clients throughout the state. We offer flexible hours on the evenings and weekends, and will even come to you if you are unable to travel to one of our offices. Call us at 888.262.6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.

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