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  • CASE STUDY: Injured Employee Receives Lowball Offer From Insurer, Works with Eden Rafferty to Triple Settlement Value

    Insurance Offered: $27,000 We Got: $121,000 Background Over the years, the attorneys at Eden Rafferty have built a strong reputation for being the top Workers’ Compensation lawyers in the state of Massachusetts. Some of our clients approach us like this man did, after receiving a low-ball offer from his insurer. Our client suffered a shoulder injury while moving a heavy …

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  • CASE STUDY: Workers’ Compensation Insurer Tries to Reduce Benefits, Eden Rafferty Wins Client More Than Before

    Insurance Offered: $100,000 We Got: $200,000 Background Sometimes, insurers try to reduce Workers’ Compensation benefits even when it is clear that the employee cannot return to work. That’s what recently happened to one of our clients: Our client was a skilled tradesman working in a factory. He was working with a co-employee who was operating heavy machinery. The second employee …

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  • Legal Advice on How You Can Get Workers’ Compensation for Carpal Tunnel

    Each year, more than eight million people are diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. The frequency in which workers are diagnosed with this debilitating condition is a big reason why carpal tunnel is described as the “chief occupational hazard” by the U.S. Department of Labor.   What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome is a repetitive stress injury related to the …

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  • Nursing Staff Can Be Held Legally Responsible for Medical Malpractice

    When someone thinks of medical malpractice, their mind likely conjures an image of a doctor making a mistake during surgery or some other oversight. However, it is important to understand that medical malpractice can be committed by an array of medical professionals, including nurses.  Medical Malpractice and Nurses If a nurse fails to meet the standard of their profession and …

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  • Do I need a lawyer to get compensation for a whiplash injury?

    If you or a loved one suffered a whiplash injury in a car accident caused by the negligent actions of another motorist, you may be asking yourself, “do I need a lawyer to get compensation for a whiplash injury?”  The answer is – most likely yes. The reason you will likely need to retain a lawyer to get the compensation …

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  • Which parties can be held liable for a car accident?

    If you suffer a serious, debilitating injury in a car accident, you probably have numerous questions and concerns that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. One of the most important questions is – which party, or parties, can be held liable for your harms and losses caused by the car accident?  The answer to this question is… it …

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  • License Suspensions Caused by an OUI Arrest

    If you are accused of operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol, there are different and possibly multiple suspensions in regard to your license to operate a vehicle.  These suspensions typically run after one another, therefore it is important to speak with an attorney. Below is a simplistic summary of potential suspensions: Chemical Test Suspensions: When you are charged …

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  • Sentences & Penalties for OUI Convictions

    The Court process is complex and timely, where many cases take more than a year before they are resolved or get a trial date.  If you are convicted of an OUI, there is a substantial possibility that jail could be offered by the Prosecutor with respect to the facts of your case.  In addition, you will very likely be ordered …

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  • The First Steps After an OUI Arrest

    If you have been arrested or charged with Driving a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs in Massachusetts, your next decision will likely be the most important decision you make following your entire ordeal.  There are many attorneys who will give you the runaround, secure your business, and fail to protect your rights. Our firm, Eden Rafferty, …

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  • What Happens During an OUI Arrest?

    Roadside Many times in OUI arrests, a person is pulled over by a police officer for a simple civil infraction.  Other times, for possibly a simple motor vehicle accident. The officer approaches your car and asks for your license and registration.  While you are retrieving the items, he may begin to ask additional questions while watching your movements. These questions …

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