Workers’ Compensation

Being injured on the job is a hardship that is felt by both you and your family. It is vitally important that the workplace be safe. Unfortunately, injuries at one’s employment are common, and you should consider calling a worker’s compensation attorney.

Some professions like roofers, landscapers, construction workers, farmers, truck drivers, delivery drivers and loggers have skill sets that expose them to extraordinary risks. Even in professions where you would not expect to be injured, circumstances could arise such as a chair breaking, an object falling, tripping or falling, an electrical defect, or a chemical hazard which causes you to be injured while in the course of your employment.

In Massachusetts when you are injured as an employee, the law requires your employer to have workers compensation insurance to cover your medical bills and lost wages. There are some work injuries so severe that that the employee cannot rehabilitate successfully and is unable to return to work due to permanent disability.

When there is a permanent disability because of a workplace injury, you may be able to settle with your employer’s insurance company to compensate for future lost wages. When there is loss of use of certain body parts or when there is scarring of the face or hands, additional compensation may be available.

What Can a Worker’s Comp Attorney Do for Me?

It is advisable to call Attorney Shute to discuss your injuries and the circumstance surrounding your on-the-job incident. The workers compensation process is complex, and it is important to be represented by an attorney who knows your legal rights.

When there is negligence by a third party you could have a claim for additional recovery through negotiated settlement or lawsuit. A third party in workers’ compensation cases is a person or entity who is not your employer. An example of a combination workers’ compensation and third party case would be if the manufacturer of a piece of equipment you use at work is negligent because the machine is defective, you could have a separate lawsuit against the manufacturer. Another example would be if you were driving as part of your job and another driver negligently injured you.

Every workplace injury is different, and every employee’s situation is unique. Attorney Shute is dedicated to helping injured employees get the benefits and compensation they deserve.

Call the Injury Law Office of Robert W. Shute Now, days, evenings and weekends for your Free Consultation with Atty. Shute personally. 413-592-0999 or 413-437-7788

Being injured on the job is a hardship that is felt by both you and your family. It is vitally important that the workplace be safe. Unfortunately, injuries at one’s employment are common. Some professions like roofers, landscapers, construction workers, farmers, truck drivers, delivery drivers and loggers have skill sets that expose them to extraordinary risks. Even in professions where you would not expect to be injured, circumstances could arise such as a chair breaking, an object falling, tripping or falling, an electrical defect, or a chemical hazard which causes you to be injured while in the course of your employment.

In Massachusetts when you are injured as an employee, the law requires your employer to have workers compensation insurance to cover your medical bills and lost wages. There are some work injuries so severe that that the employee cannot rehabilitate successfully and is unable to return to work due to permanent disability. When there is a permanent disability because of a workplace injury, you may be able to settle with your employer’s insurance company to compensate for future lost wages. When there is loss of use of certain body parts or when there is scarring of the face or hands, additional compensation may be available.

It is advisable to call Attorney Shute to discuss your injuries and the circumstance surrounding your on-the-job incident. The workers compensation process is complex, and it is important to be represented by an attorney who knows your legal rights.

When there is negligence by a third party you could have a claim for additional recovery through negotiated settlement or lawsuit. A third party in workers’ compensation cases is a person or entity who is not your employer. An example of a combination workers’ compensation and third party case would be if the manufacturer of a piece of equipment you use at work is negligent because the machine is defective, you could have a separate lawsuit against the manufacturer. Another example would be if you were driving as part of your job and another driver negligently injured you.

Every workplace injury is different, and every employee’s situation is unique. Attorney Shute is dedicated to helping injured employees get the benefits and compensation they deserve.

Call the Injury Law Office of Robert W. Shute Now, days, evenings and weekends for your Free Consultation with Atty. Shute personally. 413-592-0999 or 413-437-7788

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According to the National Floor Safety Institute, 16 percent of all workers compensation claims are due to slips and falls. The American Trucking Associates reports that slip and falls are the leading cause of injury in the trucking industry. Transportation accidents account of the most work-related injuries with 40 percent of all work-related fatalities.

While injuries at work can occur for multiple reasons and with all different types of occupations, below is a list of some common causes of workplace injuries:

  • Defective products
  • Malfunctioning machinery
  • Lack of safety equipment
  • Improper safety equipment
  • Lack of or wrong kind of supervision
  • Scaffolding falls
  • Electrical accidents or electrocution
  • Burns
  • Chemical exposure
  • Poisoning
  • Improperly maintained tools
  • Poor quality tools or wrong tools for the job
  • Leaking liquids
  • Truck accidents
  • Objects falling off shelves
  • Slip and fall
  • Construction site falls from cranes, roofs, ladders, vehicles
  • Becoming caught in machinery
  • Struck by objects
  • Amputation
  • Hearing and Vision injury
Ronnie C.
Ronnie C.
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 My heart is full of gratitude to have had Attorney Robert Shute represent my son when he was injured in a auto accident. Attorney Shute’s kind, reassuring voice was the calm in the storm. He stood by my son while he was recovering and answered every question we had, and I had many!  If you or your family or friends every need a lawyer, with years of experience, who knows just what to do, call Attorney Robert Shute. He’s the Real thing, not a T.V. actor lawyer. I feel truly Blessed to have had him by our side.
D. Boone, Springfield
D. Boone, Springfield
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Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value I highly recommend Attorney Robert W. Shute as a personal injury attorney. I was injured in an auto accident several years ago and Attorney Shute provided me with high-quality legal representation to ultimately reach a favorable settlement. I was so satisfied with Attorney Shute's professionalism and timely communication that I recommended him to my family members and friends when they needed a personal injury attorney; they too were very satisfied with his legal services. Additionally, Attorney Shute has been an invaluable resource and mentor, sharing his vast law knowledge and experience with me in my practice of law as well.
Phillip G. 
Phillip G. 
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If there was ever a person that you would want to represent you it is by far your best decision to use Attorney Bob Shute. My accident happened several years ago and Bob Shute never gave up and worked so hard for my best interest! He would explain everything in detail and would translate everything in layman’s terms so I would understood everything that was happening so that I was able to make the best decisions. He never gave up and fought hard for me! I would always recommend Attorney Shute for anything you needed!
Z. O-I.
Z. O-I.
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I would highly recommend The Injury Office of Robert Shute to anyone in need of legal services. He is not only Honest, Reliable and caring, but his office is always professional, responsive, knowledgeable and resourceful. He explains the process entirely and does all he can to ensure a great outcome for all his clients. Attorney Robert Shute is will always be my first choice, if I need it again.
Charlotte
Charlotte
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He was an amazing lawyer to work with and was always updating me whenever he got news with my settlement after getting hit by another car last year. He is excellent at explaining everything and gave great advice. Highly would recommend him to anyone.
Joe V
Joe V
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I had a great experience with Attorney Shute. He spent time to understand my situation, worked hard to develop the case and was persistent in pushing it through the process and in the end he got me a very good settlement. He is very knowledgeable and easy to interact with too. Hiring him was a good investment and I definitely would use him again.
Z. Coleman
Z. Coleman
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Attorney Shute is a great Lawyer! He represented me very well for the injury I got and he had my back the entire time. I highly recommend him!
Kathy V
Kathy V
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Attorney Shute does an outstanding job. I can't say enough good things about him and his work. Through the entire process, he was very patient and professional and kept us informed of his progress. He always took the time to be sure we clearly understood our options and he secured a great and fair settlement in a very timely manner. He was really wonderful to work with during a very stressful time. I very highly recommend Attorney Shute!
A.B., Springfield
A.B., Springfield
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Attorney Shute is an exceptional lawyer who practices law with honesty and genuine integrity to ensure the best possible outcome for his clients. He has a friendly staff and he is always available to answer questions about your case and explains every possible scenario so that as a client you are aware of all of your options and you remain well informed about the status of your case. My family and I have utilized his services on more than one occasion and his results have proven to be fair and reasonable. I would definitely recommend his services to others.
Jeannine M.
Jeannine M.
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I was hit by a hit and run vehicle as pedestrian. I went through the motions as instructed by the proper people. Hiring an attorney was not something I had realized I needed to do. After being in the Dr's office overwhelmed by the paperwork and pain someone said, your Attorney will do that for you. So I went on a hunt. If you are looking for an Attorney who you can actually talk to on the phone, Attorney Shute is your guy. He was always very professional and he explained everything in a way I always understood. He is patient, a good listener and aware of my injuries making me comfortable. I don't hesitate to tell people he's a great choice. And oh yes, we won my case.
E.C., Greenfield
E.C., Greenfield
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Attorney Shute helped me through a difficult legal process after I was injured in an auto accident. Although the case was complex, he carefully, methodically and patiently advised me over all the hurdles that were placed in our path. Even the smallest accidents can be traumatic and legal nightmares. Attorney Shute traveled to my home to meet with me while I was injured and so traumatized I was unable to drive. He is smart, capable, and accessible. I recommend him very highly to anyone in need of expert personal injury advice.
R. Sears,
R. Sears,
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Robert did a fantastic job with my case. I can’t express that enough! Absolutely on point and very helpful!!! I recommend him to everyone!
J. Price
J. Price
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I was dealing with a tough situation and needed legal guidance. Attourney Shute not only helped me through the process, he helped give me a better understanding of how the legal process works when dealing with various aspects of legal formalities. He is always punctual and pleasant as well and did a wonderful job of keep me in the loop of happenings and explaining aspects that I was not clear about throughout my experience. He made me feel more comfortable and confident with his legal guidance. I would recommend Attourney Shute to anyone in need of legal guidance or assistance and will guarantee you will be very satisfied with all the services and legal expertise he provides. Definately will be my go to Attorney on any legal matters
Loren D.
Loren D.
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Attorney Shute was thorough, professional, and knowledgeable with our case. We highly recommend him!
S. Torres
S. Torres
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