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  • Does Your Bodily Harm Qualify as a Personal Injury?

    A common question asked by prospective clients goes as follows – “Does suffering a bodily injury, like a broken bone, torn ligament, head wound, etc. automatically enable the victim to file a personal injury claim in Massachusetts?” The answer may surprise you. Injury Alone May Not Be Enough Getting hurt in an accident does not, in and of itself, provide …

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  • After a Car Accident, Should I Call an Attorney before an Insurance Agency or Vice Versa?

    If you were involved in a serious auto accident and suffered a significant bodily injury, your mind is likely inundated with an array of important questions. Is my car totaled? Can I afford the out-of-pocket costs for my medical care? Will I be forced to miss time from work? Should I call a personal injury lawyer or call my insurance …

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  • What You Need to Do If You Were Seriously Injured in a Car Accident with an Uninsured

    You are driving your car when, all of a sudden, you are rear-ended by a distracted motorist who was texting on their cell phone. The collision is serious resulting in you suffering serious neck and back injuries, along with the extensive damage to your vehicle. To make matters worse, you discover that the negligent (at-fault) motorist has no automobile insurance …

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  • How Long Does a Personal Injury Lawsuit Take to Settle?

    Many of our clients come to us with personal injury lawsuit claims, seeking the answer to this all-important question. Unfortunately, we can’t give a magic answer because one can take months to three years or more to settle. Each case is complicated, and many factors must be considered so that we can get you the maximum amount possible — which …

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  • What are the Steps Involved in a Personal Injury Case?

    A personal injury case goes through standard steps that evaluate your case along the way. Here are the steps that ensure your personal injury claim goes smoothly: Initial Consultation The first thing you should do if you’re injured is see a lawyer like us for a free consultation. Here, you’ll answer a set of questions designed to see what kind …

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  • As a passenger in an automobile who has been in a car accident, can I still bring a claim for my injuries resulting from the auto accident?

    As a passenger injured in a car accident, there are many factors to consider. Depending on how badly you are injured, there may be extensive medical bills, physical therapy and even lost wages. For passengers, these issues may be confounded, by details such as which driver is at fault and the amount of insurance coverage available. In the State of …

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  • Injured At Work With No Workers’ Comp? We Have Your Options.

    Massachusetts is a strict liability state. Employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover workplace injuries sustained by their employees. It’s a “no-fault” system that allows every employee to receive benefits for a job-related illness or injury no matter how it happened (with a few exceptions). Workers’ compensation programs are designed to provide claimants with medical benefits and …

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  • VIDEO: Delay in Getting Treatment in Workers’ Compensation Case

    A very large issue in workers’ compensation cases is a delay in obtaining medical treatment. We at Eden Rafferty are very good at navigating bureaucratic hurdles to provide you with timely medical treatment so that you can get better.

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  • VIDEO: How to Get Medical Approval for Your Treatment in Workers’ Compensation Case

    One of the biggest issues in workers’ compensation cases is how to get a medical approval for a treatment that you need. Learn about the rules for getting medical care in a workers’ compensation case.

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  • VIDEO: Workers’ Compensation: Can I Choose My Own Doctor?

    Under the Massachusetts workers’ compensation laws, you have the right to see the doctor of your own choosing, even if your employer requires you to see their own medical provider. Learn more from our Founding Partner, Jane Eden.

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