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Worcester Personal Injury Lawyers Serving All of Massachusetts

At Mirick, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, the personal injury lawyers are dedicated to fighting for the interests of injured people. As the largest law firm in Worcester, Massachusetts, we have the resources to go toe to toe with the biggest corporations and insurance companies to fight for our clients. We are completely committed to our clients. If you are unable to come to any of our three Massachusetts offices, we can travel to meet you, on your schedule. Once you become our client, whether you have been injured in a car accident, truck accident, slip and fall, product liability, construction site accident, or other type of case, you will receive an unmatched level of personal service.

Our goal with every case is to maximize your recovery. Although most clients prefer to settle their case outside of court, we prepare every case to go to trial, and if the insurance company does not offer you a fair settlement, we will be completely prepared for a trial.

Car Accidents

If you have been injured in a car accident, you should call a car accident attorney to bring a claim for you. In a car accident case, you will need to prove that the other side did something wrong- or was negligent- and that you were injured as a result. There are a number of things that a Massachusetts personal injury attorney may be able to prove that a driver did wrong, including distracted driving, texting while driving, unsafe lane changes, speeding, or violations of safety rules. Once it is proven that another driver caused a car accident, an injured person may be able to recover medical bills (even if they are already paid), lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our Worcester personal injury attorneys have handled hundreds of car accident injury cases, and we have decades of experience in gathering evidence to make sure we do not leave any part of your recoverable damages on the table.

Trucking Accidents

Massachusetts is home to a large network of highways- The Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90), Route 93, Route 495, Route 3, Route 290, and Route 128 to name a few. With so many heavily traveled highways, it is little surprise that people are often seriously injured in Massachusetts trucking accidents. At Mirick O’Connell, our truck accident lawyers are able to hold unsafe truckers and trucking companies responsible for the life altering injuries they often cause. Because of the dangers that go along with unsafe truck driving, there are a number of state and federal regulations that truckers and their employers must follow. For example, truck drivers must observe the speed limit, they have mileage limits, are required to keep mileage logs, and the failure to do these things may be evidence that the driver was negligent. Often, we find that truck drivers break these laws repeatedly, and their employers do nothing about it. In cases like that, we may be able to prove that the company was negligent in the hiring or supervision of a truck driver, and the company may be responsible as well as the driver.

Premises Liability

In Massachusetts, the owner of a property has the responsibility to make sure the property is safe. Additionally, a business owner who invites people on to a property has that same responsibility. For example, property or business owners must make sure that exits are safe, stairs have proper handrails, merchandise is stacked and stored safely, and foreseeable crime is prevented. The Worcester premises liability attorneys at Mirick O’Connell have decades of experience in proving that the owner or operator of a premises was negligent, and getting victims of that negligence a substantial amount of money. Insurance companies and large corporations fight against paying slip and fall, trip and fall, negligent security, and other premises liability cases vigorously, so it is very important that you have an experienced, qualified Massachusetts premises liability attorney on your side to fight back.

Construction Accidents

Construction can be a dangerous line of work. Any business where workers are using dangerous machinery, working at height, working on ladders, and moving heavy equipment poses a serious risk of harm. That is why construction companies, general contractors, sub-contractors, and any person working on a construction site must observe safety standards that are designed to keep workers safe. In order to keep workers safe, there are a number of rules that construction companies must follow, including making sure equipment is safe, providing workers fall protection, and making sure qualified safety experts inspect scaffolding. Our Worcester construction accident lawyers at Mirick O’Connell represent people throughout Massachusetts that have been injured on construction sites. When a worker is injured on a construction site, there are a number of things that a construction attorney may help with, including the workers compensation claim, the personal injury claim, and a product liability claim. Our experienced attorneys may handle some or all of these claims at the same time, and make sure that injured workers have the best representation in all phases of their case.

Product Liability

As consumers, we have a reasonable expectation that the products we buy and use every day will be safe. When products like cars, toys, food, work equipment, and playground equipment are not made safely, people may be seriously injured. Before these dangerous products are released, manufacturers and sellers are required to make sure that the products are safely manufactured and designed. Of course, some products- like construction equipment- will come with some risk of danger, and in that case, manufacturers and sellers must guard against the danger and warn about it. Our Massachusetts product liability attorneys have decades of experience in representing people who have been seriously injured as a result of defective trucks, cars, e-cigarettes, metal on metal hips, and different types of machines used in factories and on construction sites.

Dog Bites

Massachusetts has a law of “strict liability” for dog bites, meaning that the dog owner or keeper will be held responsible for any injuries that their dog causes, unless a victim was teasing, tormenting, or abusing the dog, or was trespassing. If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog bite, you should contact a Massachusetts dog bite lawyer immediately. One critical step in pursuing a dog bite case is finding a source of insurance. An attorney can help with lining up insurance, as well as all other parts of the case, including making sure that the owner or keeper is held strictly liable, and making sure that all of the victim’s harms are properly accounted for and presented to the other side. In dog bite cases, there is often a significant scarring component. At Mirick O’Connell, we work with the best experts from around the country, including ones who may testify as to exactly how much a scar will damage a person throughout their lives. We ensure that a victim of a dog bite will be able to recover every one of their harms under the law.


Worcester, Massachusetts is the second largest city in both Massachusetts and New England, and is home to approximately 185,000 people. When figuring in the surrounding communities, the Worcester area population is over 800,000. Given the fact that a major network of highways runs through the Worcester area- Routes 290, 495, and the Massachusetts Turnpike to name a few- it is not surprising that there are a significant number of car accidents and truck accidents in the Worcester area. Worcester and the surrounding towns have a very diverse population, so there are often disparities in the insurance carried by the drivers who are involved. A skilled Worcester personal injury lawyer will know how to navigate these different policies, which often include primary bodily injury policies, umbrella policies, fleet policies, and uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage on the driver’s own policy.


The largest city in Western Massachusetts, and third largest in the Commonwealth, Springfield has a population of over 150,000, with its metro area pushing a population of 700,000. Springfield is a city with a long and storied history, and today is well known as being the home of the Basketball Hall of Fame, the Smith & Wesson headquarters, and a center for education. If you have been injured in Springfield or Hampden County, Massachusetts, it is important to call a personal injury lawyer immediately. An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to evaluate a case very quickly, and gather any evidence before a big corporation destroys it. While an injury victim in Springfield has 3 years to file a lawsuit- like the rest of Massachusetts- it is still always a good idea to move quickly.


Framingham, Massachusetts is located in western Middlesex County, and until recently held the distinction of being the largest “town” in the United States, with a population of around 68,000. The reason for this unique distinction is that, until 2017, Framingham maintained a representative town meeting form of government. In April, 2017, residents voted to change the system, and Framingham officially became a city on January 1, 2018. Since the Massachusetts Turnpike, Route 9, and Route 30 all pass through Framingham, it is the scene of a significant number of car and truck crashes. All too often, drivers in Framingham and throughout Massachusetts fail to use the caution that they should, and end up causing serious injuries or death. In order to properly fight back against corporations and insurance companies, an injury victim should hire a skilled, experienced personal injury attorney as quickly as possible. A good attorney is usually a victim’s best hope at getting a fair amount of money.

Discuss Your Case with a Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been hurt in Worcester, Massachusetts, or anywhere else around the country, the personal injury attorneys at Mirick, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee can help. We have brought personal injury claims for people in Worcester, Framingham, Springfield, Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Newton, Fitchburg, Leominster, Lowell, Lawrence, and throughout Massachusetts. We have also handled cases in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Please contact us at 800.862.9588, or use our online form to speak to one of our personal injury attorneys today. We will show you what it means to fight the big corporations with a big law firm.

Meet Our Personal Injury Team
Edward C. Bassett, Jr. Partner Ted is a partner and chair of the firm's Personal Injury Litigation Group. He has practiced in the area of civil litigation for more than 35 years. Ted is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, in which, membership is limited to trial lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill in advocacy by achieving a million dollar trial verdict, award or settlement.
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I feel very fortunate to have been introduced to Edward Bassett, Jr. by a close friend. I had fallen on an untreated, icy sidewalk in downtown Boston, shattering my elbow, and I needed help with the extensive medical bills I subsequently incurred. Over the course of the next 3 years, I was lucky enough to get to know Edward well. He was responsive, returning calls the same day. He literally went out of his way to meet with me, driving to my home because I was unable to drive with my injury. I found him to be impeccably honest, direct, and fair -- a rare professional who develops personal relationships with his clients and TRULY cares about them. Edward went out of his way for me, and I will never forget his considerable skills and genuine kindness. It's not often you encounter a businessperson like him, but when you find one, you keep him for life! C. D.
When I was in a car accident, I wanted an attorney who understood what my injuries meant to my health, my career, and my family. I called Mirick O'Connell because they are reputable and knowledgeable. Attorney Bassett listened to my concerns and guided me through the process. I was able to re-coup my losses due to my injuries. I would highly recommend Mirick O'Connell to anyone involved in a law suit. K. B.
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