Workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy for emotional and physical injuries resulting from violence at work in Massachusetts. With such violence becoming more common across the country, it is important to understand your rights. At Keches Law Group, PC, our attorneys have over 30 years of experience getting Massachusetts employee’s the money that they are entitled as a result of any harm they were exposed to as a result of workplace violence.
Types of Workplace Violence
Workplace violence can occur in a range of different forms and employment settings: If a customer assaults a sales clerk, for example; if a co-worker harasses another employee; or if an employee’s personal, domestic issues spill over to the workplace. Such violence may take the form of threats and verbal assault, physical battery, and even reach the level of homicide. A 2015 report by the Massachusetts AFL-CIO cited that 17 workers lost their lives to workplace violence between 2010-2014, with three more deaths in the first three months of 2015.
Massachusetts also recognizes the psychiatric infliction of emotional distress that can stem from any form of workplace violence and result in anxiety, stress, or any form of PTSD. Employees who are victims of violence at work are often unaware that there is something they can do to recover from the harm they suffered. Unfortunately, many victims even assume that such injuries are part of the job and that they should move on without truly addressing the physical and psychological damages. Here, it is important to know your workers’ compensation rights and to have an experienced attorney on your side.
As diverse as workplace violence can be, victims are entitled to money through workers’ compensation. With the help of an experienced Keches Law attorney, a victim can file a workers’ compensation claim to recover for economic loss and get the medical treatment they need.
Are You A Victim of Workplace Violence?
The attorneys at Keches Law Group understand the physical as well as intense emotional injuries that victims of workplace violence and their families face during these times. Our firm will work directly with these victims to put their priorities first and advocate for them so they never miss a paycheck while receiving the medical treatment necessary to make a full recovery.
If you or someone you love is suffering due to violence at work, contact Keches Law Group at 617-898-0808 or online for a free, no-obligation consultation today. We will be happy to meet you at one of our conveniently located offices or at your home.