HOW TO APPLY FOR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS AFTER BEING INJURED

Posted in Blog, Workers Compensation by on August 7th, 2017

Social Security Disability
By: Cara M. Kuzmiski | Law Clerk Have you been hurt and can’t return to work as a result of your injuries? Are you, or have you been involved in a workers compensation or personal injury case due to these injuries? If so, you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Applying for Social Security benefits can be a lengthy and confusing process, but knowing what to expect ahead of time… Read More

Injured at Work? Information employees need to know about Massachusetts Workers Compensation Laws

Posted in Blog, Personal Injury, Workers Compensation by on August 24th, 2015

By: John J. O'Day Jr. | Partner Massachusetts has had Worker's Compensation laws since 1912. The law was designed to distribute benefits on a “no fault” basis. Thus, it does not make a difference whether an employee is negligent or an employer is negligent in order for a work place injury to be compensable. Almost all employers are required to pay for the insurance and in return they are gr… Read More

What to do if Injured at Work in Massachusetts

Posted in Blog, Personal Injury, Workers Compensation by on October 3rd, 2014

Have you or a loved one sustained an injury at work in Massachusetts? If you were injured at your workplace it can be a very confusing time. Workplace injuries can cause the employee to lose a time from work which in many cases can lead to severe financial difficulty. Workers Compensation pays only a percentage of lost wages to an injured Massachusetts worker. Pain and suffering are not paid as… Read More

Workers Compensation and Third Party Claims

Posted in Blog, Workers Compensation by on November 18th, 2013

Every year, hundreds of Massachusetts workers are injured while on the job. Most workers are aware of filing for Workers Compensation- which compensates the individual for wages lost due to their injury and for medical costs. Some times, this compensation may not actually cover the losses suffered by the individual, and workers compensation claims do not cover pain and suffering. When the injuries… Read More

Mass: 32 Workplace Deaths,1,800 Diagnosed With Work Related Cancers

Posted in Blog, Personal Injury, Workers Compensation by on May 14th, 2013

Sadly, workplace injuries have become a reality on many jobs. A recent report done in Massachusetts, however, showed that at times more then just an injury may occur. The report was entitled Dying For Work In Massachusetts, and it showed that in 2012, 32 people died due to workplace injuries or related illnesses in Mass. The report states that many of these deaths resulted from employers not en… Read More

Workers Compensation Claims Denied- Why?

Posted in Blog, Workers Compensation by on March 26th, 2013

Have you recently suffered an injury on your job in the Taunton/Raynham area, and filed your workers compensation claim? As you wait in expectation of receiving your compensation, a letter may arrive informing you that your claim has been denied. This could send you reeling, especially if your injury is of a nature that you could affect your life for quite some time. Why are claims denied? If your… Read More

Workers Compensation- Facts You Should Know

Posted in Workers Compensation by on February 19th, 2013

We are almost all aware of workers compensation and the benefits that it offers to employees. It can provide you with compensation for wages lost, permanent loss of function and some scarring. But does workers compensation only apply if you have been physically injured? What if your injury is that of a nervous breakdown? What if a pre-existing condition causes you to suffer a heart attack or a str… Read More

Workers’ Compensation Provides Protection

Posted in Workers Compensation by on January 17th, 2013

Could you imagine getting hurt on your job and the only thing you could do was to sue your employer in order to prove that they were at fault for your workplace injury? That is how it used to be in the early 1900's. Back then if someone got injured at work, they usually just had to deal with lost wages, finding another job, or living with a permanent disability. This was because people had to prov… Read More