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Legal Rights Advocates, Inc.
Legal Rights Advocates, Inc.
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Rocio Estrada
Rocio Estrada
2023-10-16
When Mark said, “ I’m looking into it right away”, he means just that. His actions matched his words. Very professional! Straight forward! Highly, highly recommend. Greatly appreciate them! Thanks again!
Eber Hays
Eber Hays
2023-10-16
Mark was awesome and super accommodating. I called him multiple times, and he walked me through what steps I should take to verify information related to a possible debt collectors harassment. Should I ever have any further issues like this in the future I'm definitely going to be giving him a call back.
Patrick Kelley
Patrick Kelley
2023-10-16
Mark was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and professional. Things were handled quickly and I'm glad I called them to help me. Highly recommended.
Willson Soth
Willson Soth
2023-10-16
Working with Mark was the best experience of my life. Very knowledgeable and always make me feel secure and have a piece of mind. He help with my father case and it’s always a fast response. He always follow up with you and explain in depth with you. Highly recommended.
Lisa SuccessMindset (44&lovinit)
Lisa SuccessMindset (44&lovinit)
2023-10-13
Are you having issues with collection agencies? Call Legal Rights Advocates! They are courteous, efficient , and go above and beyond. Thank you all so much!
Madeline Moore
Madeline Moore
2023-10-11
LRA went above and beyond to manage my case. Mark and the team communicated promptly and effectively between parties and handled business exceedingly well. There is always an open line of communication, and any doubt or uncertainty was diminished. Mark is a “to-the-point” advocate for his clients, while working tirelessly handling claims. Fear never arose during my case because of the dedication and authority this team provides. I was made well aware of the legalities, processes, and provisions. I would recommend this team to ANYONE going into an advocacy battle. This is the team you want, to have your back! Executed the case tremendously well. Kudos to this group! Mark’s professionalism is unmatched.
Ricky Bell
Ricky Bell
2023-10-05
Good morning I want to share my experience with default Mark who answer my email took the time heard my complaint from beginning to end and saw that it was a solution I haven't met him personally to talk with him on the phone he was more than professional just want to say thank you Mark
Cathy Rogers
Cathy Rogers
2023-10-01
Mark was knowledgeable, prompt and courteous. He worked confidently and diligently on my case. I definitely recommend this firm and will contact them again should the need arise.
Cassie Cloyd
Cassie Cloyd
2023-09-27
Wow! Im super impressed with Mark Gazda! I was getting 8-10 phone calls a day from a debt collector for MONTHS all on different numbers and it was severely affecting my ability to apply for jobs and even use my phone. I contacted the Legal Rights Advocates, Inc. and was matched with an incredibly knowledgeable member who not only helped me settle my debt but also won my case for me!! The settlement i got was well above my expectations and im super thankful for Mark Gazda for taking care of this major stressor in my life, he was friendly and so so helpful!

Understanding Your Massachusetts Workers' Comp Benefits

Workers’ compensation—also known as workers’ comp, workman’s comp, or worker compensation—is a form of restitution that companies provide for damages sustained during employment or performing employed functions. Workers’ comp is a way to get paid for damages and income loss if you hurt yourself on the job.

Workers’ compensation ensures you receive compensation for injuries and damages sustained during work. If you break your arm as a mechanic or landscaper, you can’t work. Losing out on that work means your income is damaged, and you cannot pay your medical bills if your income is damaged. An injury can snowball into a huge problem.

Not sure how to file workers’ compensation? You file a claim through your company’s insurance or HR department when you are injured. Every company and business is different, so make sure you discuss your rights with workers’ comp lawyers who are experts in their field. Workers’ comp attorneys ensure that the process is followed and you receive the necessary restitution for your damages.

How a Workers’ Compensation Injury Claim Should Proceed

  • Once you are injured, your employer must provide you with the appropriate paperwork and guidance
  • After you receive your injury, you must notify your employer of the damage
  • You must file a workers’ compensation claim per company policy
  • The employer must file a claim with the insurer of their worker’s compensation plan
  • The employer must comply with state laws for reporting workplace injuries

If these steps are not followed, you should contact lawyers for workman’s comp.

Call a lawyer for workman’s comp if your business or company refuses to pay your worker’s compensation. Workers comp attorneys are experts at ensuring you receive suitable restitution and can help you understand the often complex and twisted legal jargon of what constitutes as worker’s compensation for your company.

It is rarely clear who is covered under workers’ compensation. Ordinarily, workers’ compensation covers individuals employed by the company and injured while performing work for that company. For example, if you are a mechanic who breaks their wrist installing brakes or slips on an oil spill, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation, but you’re less likely to be covered if you are injured in an automobile accident on the way to work outside of work time.

Those not eligible for workers’ comp vary from business to business, contract to contract, and plan to plan. However, a good rule of thumb is that part-time workers or volunteer workers usually do not receive workers’ compensation for injuries sustained while working.

For example, someone who is a holiday hire—meaning they are only hired to work through the holiday season—would not be eligible for workers’ compensation. Again, these are subject to each company, business, and state law. For more information, we recommend contacting workers’ comp lawyers who know how to ensure you receive compensation if it is deserved and expected.

Suppose you are an employee who believes they deserve compensation. In that case, we encourage you to contact workers’ comp lawyers here at Your Legal Rights Advocates to help ensure you receive the restitution you deserve.

If you have been injured on the job, it is highly recommended that you consult with a workers’ compensation lawyer. An attorney can help you navigate the complex legal system and ensure that you receive the benefits and compensation you are entitled to.

Factors that may warrant the need for an attorney include severe injuries, inability to return to pre-injury health, inability to work, pre-existing conditions, disputes with employers or insurance companies, and lack of employer insurance.

What Constitutes a Workers’ Comp Claim?

You might be entitled to workers’ compensation claims if you suffered from the following. This can help put money in your pocket when you are out of work and cover many outstanding medical bills for treatment–both immediate and long-term.

Broken Bones

If you break your bones while working, that’s when you would want to file a workers’ compensation claim. Many jobs require physical labor, and physical labor—even with proper safety equipment and practices—can still result in broken bones.

Head Injury

Head injuries are also a workers’ compensation claim. Many workers’ comp lawyers consider a head injury as anything that happens above the neck. Breaking your cheekbone, losing teeth, or fracturing your skull can result in a claim.

Hearing Loss or Damage

Some jobs have loud noises, and prolonged work in that field can lead to damaged hearing or outright deafness. You might need a lawyer to be capable to receive your restitution and prove it is not an underlying condition.

Chemical Exposures

Workers' compensation covers the most common chemical exposures that lead to cancer, mesothelioma, or other debilitating conditions. Other chemicals, not necessarily gaseous, can also contribute to a chemical exposure claim.

Traumatic Brain Injury

If you fall at work and it leads to a traumatic brain injury where you are left physically deficient, that is a workers’ comp claim. We highly recommend you or a loved one have workers’ comp lawyers for life defining event.

Spinal Cord Injury

Similar to broken bones claims, spinal cord injuries are life-defining. Sometimes these injuries can leave a person completely disabled from the waist down or greatly hinder their mobility. Workers’ comp can alleviate the eventual loss of income.

Internal Harm

If you develop ulcers, burst your appendix, or experience another internal injury due to work, that can become a worker’s compensation claim. If your place of employment has resulted in you receiving internal injuries—whether by stress, physical labor, or dangerous inhalants—you may be entitled to compensation.

Death

No one likes talking about death on the job, but it’s an important situation you need to consider. If you die while working, your loved ones are entitled to financial compensation through restitution, funerary, and burial costs. As horrible as it may sound, many companies use your absence as an excuse not to pay for funerary costs.

Why & When Should You Seek a Workers' Comp Attorney?

It’s unfortunate that not all companies are egalitarian and fair with their employees. If a company can avoid paying workers’ compensation to an employee, nine times out of 10, they will try to minimize the financial burden. Some companies can bind your workers’ compensation claim up in “investigations” and “loss prevention,” hindering the necessary care you need to recover and return to work.

We recommend contacting workers’ comp lawyers when you feel your company’s existing worker compensation or HR takes too long or does not meet your needs. As mentioned, companies will try to minimize the risks as much as possible, so ensuring you have someone who can fight on your behalf, knows all the jargon and tricks they employ, and can reward you with excellent compensation.

You should also contact workers’ comp attorneys if your company is lying to you about your compensation. If a manager or HR representative tells you a particular injury is not covered under workers’ compensation and you believe they are lying, contact Your Legal Rights Advocates and speak to one of our lawyers for workman’s comp. You should also seek workers’ comp attorneys if your claim is denied to ensure no information was misinformed or misrepresented by your employer.

Legal Rights Advocates' Promise To You

Regardless of your work, you deserve compensation if that work results in injury. Whether it is an electrical shock during electrical installation or a broken arm from a slip and fall down the aisle, workers’ compensation insurance can help you receive the restitution you deserve.

However, many companies are trying to avoid paying restitution. Many are using clever tactics such as claiming you are an independent contractor or volunteer employee or that worker’s compensation does not cover the damage. It can be a grueling, dangerous battle; if you are not prepared, you will be swallowed up.

At Legal Rights Advocates, we understand that it can be daunting to challenge your employer in the event of workers’ compensation. That is why we encourage you to contact our expert workers’ comp lawyers to ensure you receive the best compensation.

We will fight for you to receive the best compensation while maintaining your employee protection.

What Our Clients Are Saying

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Levi PainterLevi Painter
04:38 28 Apr 23
Adam did a great job handling my case. Was able to get the loan dropped and now owe nothing. This company was very professional and did exactly what they said they would. Almost to good to be true!! Didn't actually believe it until I saw what they can do with my own 2 eyes. They really harrased me and kept calling over and over again. Stand up for your rights and let Adam handle your case!!!Did show up on my credit report as 4 missed payments which I did not expect because the loan was completely dropped but I am more than happy to take the hit on my credit report.
Marathon Lodge323Marathon Lodge323
15:13 19 Apr 23
The firm has been very supportive throughout the process. Adam Jeffery has communicated with me on a regular basis to keep me updated. It was a long time coming but everything turned out wonderful in the end. Thank you so much to legal rights advocates
Renee PonceRenee Ponce
19:57 23 Mar 23
Mark and Legal Rights Advocates were amazing! To begin with Mark returned my call from the website on a Sunday! In less than 2 weeks they had prepared a letter for the company on my behalf and in less than 6 weeks ALL my issues with the credit card company that was harassing me for the last year were solved! This included getting a financial bonus and making sure the credit bureaus correct my credit score! Mark was completely professional and had exceptional follow-up! VERY impressed! Thanks again!
Kendra LesleyKendra Lesley
22:40 06 Feb 23
I definitely recommend Legal Rights Advocates. I was being harassed by my credit card company they were calling a minimum of 10 times a day on the hour even ever half hour at times. Only after getting advice from Mark G on what to say to my creditors the calls stopped. Mark G is very helpful and friendly. I especially like how he follows up to make sure you aren’t having issues with your creditors.
Nick GalangNick Galang
16:46 09 Dec 22
Thank you Mark Gazda for your advice. You went above and beyond from what I initially expected, took the time to listen to my problem and also how to deal with the problem. He was very professional, communication is amazing, readily available. I'd definitely recommend him to anyone I care about!! He actually cares about his clients and You can tell it's genuine even the sincerity in his voice, he was comforting after being threatened by a collection agent. Thank you again for making my day better.
Charlene RiceCharlene Rice
05:27 16 Sep 22
When I had problems of scammers, Legal Rights Advocates was always there for me.They are always by my side when scammers were phishing for my money. They gave me timely advice on how to deal these scam crooks. I highly recommend them. So if you are having problems being harassed by scammers and robocalls, they will give you great advice. And you will have relief after taking to them. One of the best! Mark really helped me about dealing with threatening scam phone calls. He is truly a professional.He’s always by my side through thick and thin. I highly recommend.
Gift_Gift_
17:20 08 Sep 22
Gathering all information needed and keeping me posted on each step of the way made my experience exemplary.I’m thankful I found my way to Legal Rights Advocates and will refer them to anybody needing their services.
Kimberlee TrainerKimberlee Trainer
22:03 21 Aug 22
Arelys was very kind and willing to work hard for me. I was able to get through to her with questions regarding my case. She later transferred to another department and Adam stepped in. He was very professional and always available anytime I had questions. He did a great job helping to bring my case to a positive closure. I am very thankful for this group of people who helped walk me through a very difficult time in my life. I highly recommend their services and thank you so much Adam.
Marie DavisMarie Davis
22:42 09 Aug 22
I needed assistance with qualifying for my Social Security disability benefits. I reached out to Legal Rights Advocates, and I am so glad I did. They were experts at navigating through the Social Security Disability maze! They provided the representation and guidance I needed. I was approved for my disability benefits! I could not have done it without the help of Legal Rights Advocates. I would highly recommend their services if you need help getting your disability benefits.
Rae JorRae Jor
19:55 05 Aug 22
I was forced to pay something in full, with false threats of me going to court if it’s not paid that same day, being told I was accused of fraud, etc. I kept trying to call the accusing company after seeing a post of people getting scammed with false threats of court. I accidentally called Mark because of what Google showed me as I was searching for that company. He asked me about the company and were specific things happening to me, I said yes confusingly. He told me what the accusing company did was illegal. He took on my case, emailed me documents, and a little over a month he got my fees and everything else waived by winning the case because what happened to me was wrong. It also caused A LOT of hardship having to pay the accusing company $1300+ instantly out of pocket the day I got the threats. Mark has also got me $500 back on top of everything being waived. I’m impressed, I’m thankful, I didn’t have to come out of pocket for ANYTHING and let me add I’m not even in the same state as him. He was also very friendly, knowledgeable and checked in with me to keep me updated. I would recommend him to anyone who was in the same situation as I when it came to a loan company making threats if I didn’t pay in full that day. I do know if it ever happens again, who I can call 😃
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