Worcester Injury Lawyer
Worcester, Massachusetts is the second largest city in New England, after Boston. Bordered by Milford, Spencer, Auburn, Ashland and Clinton, Worcester is in the heart of Worcester County. It is also home to one of the largest area hospitals. At the UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, almost 140,000 emergency room visits occur each year. According to U.S. News & World report, approximately 41,454 people are admitted to the hospital. Many of the individuals seeking care in Worcester hospitals are hurt in motor vehicle collisions, fall injuries, sports accidents or as a result of dangerous or defective products.
When an injury occurs, victims may incur costly medical expenditures and other significant financial losses. A victim’s life may be changed forever. A personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman can represent victims who suffer injuries in the Worcester area. Call today to schedule your free consultation and learn more.Types of Personal Injuries in Worcester
Injuries can occur for many different reasons. In 2011, for example, there were 11 fatal motor vehicles collisions in the Worcester area. A total of 23 people were involved in these accidents, including six pedestrians. Twelve motorists lost their lives as reported by City Data.
Worcester County was also the county with the highest death rate for workplace accidents in 2012, with eight fatalities in the county according to Mass Live.
Senior residents in the area are especially at risk of injuries as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect. Out of 58 nursing homes in the Worcester region, just 19 received a 5 star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, according to US News.
In addition to nursing home neglect, collisions and workplace accidents, other top causes of personal injuries include:
- Defective product injuries, such as damage resulting from denture creams, defective hip implants and dangerous drugs like Actos, Paxil and SSRI medications.
- Snow and ice injuries.
- Injuries resulting from fires and explosions.
- Injuries from dog bites.
- Illnesses caused by contaminated or spoiled food; lead exposure; toxic mold or asbestos exposure.
After an injury, victims may obtain compensation from a negligent individual, company or government agency responsible for causing harm. There are different standards of care that apply to behavior. For example, product manufacturers are responsible for compensating victims injured by any defective product, regardless of negligence. Property owners and motor vehicle drivers, on the other hand, are responsible for injuries only if they fail to fulfill their legal obligation to visitors or motorists, often by behaving carelessly or negligently.
When someone is injured, a personal injury lawyer in the Worcester area will assess the circumstances leading to the injury to determine who is to blame. A negotiated settlement can be reached with the insurance company of the party who caused the injury or the victim may go to court to recover compensation.
The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman has experienced personal injury and wrongful death attorneys with a history of successfully recovering compensation for plaintiffs. Our attorneys have been named among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the Nation and we are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Call today at (617) 367-2900 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help.
Schedule your free consultation with a Worcester personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.