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Workers' Compensation Archives - The Law Offices of Juliane Soprano

Ordered to Pay for Opiate Pain Medication

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Opiate Pain Medication A worker’s compensation insurance company was ordered to continue to pay for an employee’s opiate pain medications over 20 years after her original injury. This case was decided by the Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) Reviewing Board in Fall River, Massachusetts. A case summarized by workers’ compensation Attorney Juliane Soprano. Shelly Chapin, …

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Injured Worker’s Medical Marijuana Claim Goes Up in Smoke

Injured worker’s medical marijuana claim ‘goes up in smoke’ at a time when the opioid epidemic continues to make headlines, here in Massachusetts and nationwide.  Many doctors have begun prescribing medical marijuana as an alternative to addictive opioids and narcotics for patients suffering with chronic pain. Because of this, marijuana/cannabis/THC pills and edibles are becoming …

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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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