Recent Posts in Worker's Compensation Category

Can I Get Workers' Compensation for a Mental Illness?

Many people in Massachusetts are working under extremely stressful conditions and in some cases, they may have developed a mental illness in response to their working environment. If you are living ...
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Common Questions About Workplace Accidents

Were you recently involved in a serious workplace accident? If so, you may have questions about what to do next. Attempting to navigate the process of filing a workers' compensation claim or ...
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Tree Trimmer Sustains Traumatic Injuries After Falling 30-40 Feet

On October 2nd, 2013 workers for a local tree trimming company were removing trees at a Cohasset residence located at 136 Border Street when one of the tree trimmers' safety harnesses apparently ...
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Judge Must Rule on Insurer's Motion Before Making Hearing Decision

In a recent ruling, the Massachusetts appellate court recommitted a DIA worker's compensation case where the insurer's motion was not ruled on prior to ruling. In In Re: Fleischmann, Kenneth, ...
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General Contractor Injured in On-Site Fall

The plaintiff, a 50 year old general contractor, was employed on a construction site. He was asked to clear snow off the scaffolding. As he was clearing, he fell through one of the boards and caught ...
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DIA Ruling Allows for Psychiatric Loss Damages

A new Department of Industrial Accidents ruling prevents insurers from taking advantage of their own failure to bring up an argument during the hearing. After an appeal from the original ruling, which ...
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ER Nurse Receives 8 Years Wages in Worker's Comp Claim

Plaintiff, an ER nurse, worked for a hospital for six years. During that time, she slipped and fell four times. The employer made note of each incident. The ER nurse received treatment for these ...
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Worker's Comp Claim Includes PTSD

Last year, an unnamed 42-year old worker, who was employed at an industrial site, was injured during an accident at the worksite. As a result of the accident, not only was the worker subject to neck ...
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Important Decision on Worker's Compensation Law

An important decision came down recently in regards to worker's compensation law came down recently. An employee was injured two days after returning to work following an 18-month absence due to ...
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Highway Construction Worker Injured in Crash on Rte 140

On October 10, 2012, a construction worker on Route 140 in Lakeville, Massachusetts was brought to the hospital for injuries stemming from a collision with a police cruiser. The police cruiser had ...
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