When you are injured on the job in the Greater Boston area, you will likely have to turn to workers’ compensation, as it is the exclusive remedy for the clear majority of workplace injury cases.
Workers’ Compensation is An Exclusive Remedy
When a worker is an employee within the meaning of the Workers’ Compensation Act (WCA), which generally means they are not an independent contractor, and he or she is injured on the job in Boston, that worker is generally prohibited from filing a personal injury lawsuit. The reason for this because employers around the country began to lobby to their respective state representatives that there should be a system to protect workers who were injured. Continue reading