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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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For the millions of Americans that suffer from some form of mental illness finding help is not always easy.

When Does Mental Illness Mean Disability? Many clients over the years have contacted our office looking for help as a result of mental health issues.  If the condition is severe, the person may qualify for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits.  If the condition occurred as a result of a physical or mental …

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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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60 Minutes Story on Disability Should Be Called the Fraud

“How Some Legal, Medical and Judicial Professionals Abused Social Security Disability Programs for the Country’s Most Vulnerable: A Case Study of the Conn Law Firm.” If the 60 Minutes story by Steve Croft which aired on CBS on October 6, 2013, had mirrored the title of the report, there would not have been many complaints.  …

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