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Disability Retirement and Overearnings

In this case, the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (PERAC) alleged that a retired public employee (Employee), who was receiving Accidental Disability Retirement (ADR) benefits, had earned more income than he was allowed under the retirement law and sought to immediately suspend his benefits until he repaid the Retirement Board for the alleged “overearnings”. Attorney …

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The Role of a Nurse Case Manager in Your Workers’ Compensation Case: Is It in Your Best Interests?

When you’re navigating a Workers’ Compensation case, you might come across the term “nurse case manager.” But what exactly is a nurse case manager, and how does their involvement impact your case? In this blog post, we’ll shed some light on the role of a nurse case manager and discuss why it may not always …

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The Vital Role of Medical Records in Workers’ Compensation Cases

  When you’ve been injured at work, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed and uncertain about the steps you should take. One of the most crucial aspects of safeguarding your rights in a Workers’ Compensation case is the accurate documentation of your medical records. In this blog post, we’ll explore the significance of medical records in …

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What is a FORM 104 Notification of Denial and What should I do?

DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS FORM 104 INSURER’S NOTIFICATION OF DENIAL 1. What does this form mean: THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURANCE COMPANY IS DENYING YOUR CLAIM AND WILL NOT PAY YOU ANY BENEFITS VOLUNTARILY.  2. How long does a workers’ compensation insurance company have to notify me that my claim is being denied? The workers’ compensation …

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Can a Workers’ Compensation Insurance Company Stop Paying Benefits Without Going to Court or Obtaining Your Consent?

DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS FORM 106 INSURER’S NOTIFICATION OF TERMINATION OR MODIFCATION OF BENEFITS DURING THE PAY WITHOUT PREJUDICE PERIOD CAN A WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURANCE COMPANY STOP PAYING BENEFITS WITHOUT GOING TO COURT OR OBTAINING YOUR CONSENT?  Yes, if the following are true: 1. The workers’ compensation insurance company began paying you benefits within 14 …

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A Pre-existing Condition Does Not Bar a Claim for Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits

Hollup vs. Worcester Retirement Board Robert Hollup applied for Accidental Disability Retirement benefits based upon a head injury he sustained at work when he fell off the back of a garbage truck. Hollup, who had suffered from depression prior to his work injury, claimed that his pre-existing depression was worsened by this injury and as …

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THE MOST IMPORTANT NUMBER IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

The primary purpose of the Workers’ Compensation system is to provide workers’ with an income while they are recovering from an injury.  The amount of the payments a worker receives will be based upon his/her Average Weekly Wage (AWW).  The most important number in Workers’ Compensation is the employee’s average weekly wage. How to Calculate …

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We’re Hiring A Legal Assistant/Paralegal

An audio message from Attorney Juliane Soprano   Our Falmouth law office seeks a legal assistant/paralegal. Ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be able to prioritize tasks, organize information, be proficient in Word, and, have the ability to work independently, coordinate schedules and meet deadlines. Willing to train.  Advancement into paralegal position …

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