I Was Injured on the Job, Can I Sue My Employer?

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I was injured on the job, can I sue my employer? The short answer is no. In Massachusetts, Worker’s Compensation is an “exclusive remedy”.  This means that if you are injured at work, and your employer carries worker’s compensation insurance, you may only recover benefits under the Worker’s Compensation System.   Purpose of the Worker’s …

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What Is PWOP and Should I Sign Form 105?

Pay Without Prejudice Period (PWOP): IF YOU RECEIVE A LETTER CONTACT A LAWYER BEFORE SIGNING IT! When you report an injury to your employer one of two things can happen: (1) the workers’ compensation insurance company (WC) will either deny benefits or (2) they will pay them. When the WC immediately agrees to pay benefits, its …

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Choosing The Right Attorney Is So Important

Choosing The Right Attorney Is So Important A client came to see me who had been denied workers’ compensation benefits.  He consulted another attorney (who actually worked for his union) who told him he did not have a case because he fell at work after he reported being dizzy from low blood pressure. After I …

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OUT OF STATE EMPLOYERS BEWARE OF STOP WORK ORDERS ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS

If you are a company located outside of Massachusetts that does work in Massachusetts, you must carry workers’ compensation insurance.  The Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) performs routine investigations at work sites around the state to ensure that employers have valid workers’ compensation policies in effect to cover any workplace injuries.   If a DIA investigator …

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