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Workers’ Compensation


Workplace injuries are an unfortunate yet common occurrence at businesses throughout the state of Massachusetts. If you or a loved one has been injured at work, knowing your rights can be the difference between receiving and not receiving what you’re legally owed for damages such as medical costs and pain and suffering.


Frank Fernandez, personal injury lawyer in Boston, can help evaluate your situation and determine if you have a legitimate reason to file a claim. Have you or a loved one been involved in or been affected by one of the following incidents/scenarios while at work?

  • Burn injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Denied workers’ compensation claims
  • Elevator or escalator accidents
  • Excess hours
  • Exempt employees
  • Exposure to harmful or dangerous chemicals
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (tipped employees)
  • Farm accidents
  • Final paycheck rules on termination dates
  • Hand and wrist injuries
  • Heavy machinery accidents
  • Improper wage rates on public works construction projects
  • Lifting injuries
  • Loss of function of senses, including eyesight, hearing or motor control
  • Lost wages
  • Lump sum settlements
  • Medical expenses
  • OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Act)
  • Partial disability
  • Permanent loss of function, scarring and disfigurement
  • Permanent total disability
  • Repetitive stress injury
  • Section 28 double benefits and employers willful misconduct
  • Stress-related workplace injuries
  • Temporary total disability benefits
  • Unpaid overtime or wages
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Wage and hour law
  • Wrongful death


Third-party claims can also be filed under workers’ compensation law in the state of Massachusetts. This type of claim is filed against anyone other than your employer. These cases typically occur when a third party such as a property owner or renter or a contractor is at fault for any injuries you may have suffered while working. In the event you can prove a responsible party’s negligence, you could receive compensation for damages like pain and suffering or medical expenses.


In some cases, workers’ compensation does not cover all pain and suffering or lost wages. A third-party claim is a legal method to ensure you don’t suffer financially for any expenses you’ve incurred because of a workplace injury.


For any of the above instances, there are levels of benefits you may be eligible to receive as a result of a workplace accident or injury.


Partial disability benefits—for workers whose injuries limit the type or amount of workplace functions they can perform


Disfigurement and/or loss of function benefits—for workers who have suffered disfigurement such as scars or the loss of the use of legs, arms or other body parts


Total disability benefits—for workers who have completely lost their ability to perform work functions; an injured worker can receive 60% of his/her average weekly wage (up to a maximum dollar amount) for up to three years


Workers’ compensation is meant to protect you, the employees. If you’ve been injured, harmed or affected in anyway at your workplace, don’t wait to contact the Law Office of Frank Fernandez to understand your rights. We’re experienced in all areas of workers’ compensation and will help you evaluate and build your case.

Frank Fernandez was my lawyer for my case. He did a great job on handeling my case. Frank went out his way to get the proper justice in my defense. He didn't just give up on me Frank skills are great he is a great lawyer and I would tell anyone about his services. He is a good man.
Corey Williams
Corey Williams
15:38 21 Aug 17
Very professional and personable. highly recommended. Cared about my cases.exceeded expectations. Thank You Frank.
Adrian Mojica
Adrian Mojica
23:53 10 Aug 17
Was very helpful through out the whole process and was able to get good results out of the cases an less than a year which is amazing.
Xavier Perez
Xavier Perez
18:16 08 Jul 17
Very great to work with. Knowledgeable, calm, cool, and collected. Highly recommended.
Ryan Askerberg
Ryan Askerberg
08:48 07 Jul 17
I am happy that I chose Frank to be my lawyer, and I will choose him again in the future. Although we agreed that I will pay him more money if my case went to trial, but he did his best to get my case dropped, and in fact the case was dismissed, and I didnt have to go through a trial or pay him extra money. He did all the work and all i had to do was showing up in court, I didnt need to speak a word. Very impressing, Frank is someone you can trust, and I respect him and his work
Remas 20007
Remas 20007
18:31 11 Oct 16
He is an amazing lawyer and I recommend him tremendously! He cares about his clients and I assure you he will try his best to get you the best outcome! Highly thankful that I found him, he goes out of his way to please his clients and is very effective. If you are a latino or hispano do not even hesitate and hire him ASAP.
Maria Jose Escobar Navarro
Maria Jose Escobar Navarro
17:05 04 Oct 16
Very honest. Accepted my case while I was in NYC. Explained to me exactly what will happen at minimum cost. First time I can say I met an honest attorney. As a business and real estate in NYC, I retained many attorneys whose goal was to maximize their fees. Mr Fernandez was very reasonable and upfront honest with his fee. Very highly reccomend.
John Haniff
John Haniff
20:51 09 Feb 16
Frank Fernandez should be the first call anyone makes within the Boston area for legal representation. As a working professional, I made a horrible mistake and I was arrested with the potential of spending a lot of time in jail with the potential to have charges escalated. His efforts saved me a lot of potential pain and grief. He came to my rescue when I had no family locally to help me out of the situation my actions caused.I was fortunate that I found him out of the chaotic choices that are out there. Frank is professional and cares about all of the elements which affected the outcome of my case. My life and my career are back on track and I could not have done this without Frank's ability to react and change the course of difficult decisions. Trust, integrity, honesty, alongside the ability to dig deep, are just some of the characteristics of the person who accepted my case in the middle of the night.If you need a sanctuary when you can only see your life taking a change for the worse, call Frank and explain the elements of your case. I've got his card in my car, my wallet, my desk when I've got the potential for any type of legal action. I know he's someone that I can depend upon.I'm not posting for sake of Frank's business, I'm posting to convey my thanks for a difficult set of circumstances that I'll not face due to his ability to think quickly and make reliable decisions in spite of the issues that resulted from my actions.
Tom Coll
Tom Coll
13:41 25 Nov 15