Tag Archives: Workers’ Compensation

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    Workers’ Compensation vs. Personal Injury Claims: Which is Right for Me?

    Workers’ Compensation vs. Personal Injury Claims: Which is Right for Me? Have you been injured while carrying out your work duties? Most employees believe they can only take advantage of workers’ compensation when they get injured at their workplace. However, this isn’t always the case. In some instances, you can file a personal injury claim for accidents you experience at …

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    Repetitive Stress Injuries and Workers’ Compensation Law

    Repetitive stress injuries can cause severe pain, tissue and nerve damage and prevent you from working and even leading an everyday lifestyle. It can bring about expensive medical treatments and costly lost wages due to work absence. As a potentially incapacitating injury, repetitive stress injury is covered by workers’ compensation, but not in every case. Here’s everything you need to …

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  • Getting a Workers’ Compensation Claim Approved for Sprains and Strains

    Soft tissue damages like sprains and strains are among the most common medical issues occurring from workplace accidents. Although treatable, soft tissue injuries can lead to substantial medical bills and lost wages. Getting this type of workers’ compensation claim approved is critical for your peace and well-being.  At Eden Rafferty, our workers’ comp attorney has been working tirelessly for years …

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    Covid-19 Pandemic: Can You Collect Workers’ Comp if You Get Sick?

    Over 100,000 people in Massachusetts have gotten and recovered from COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused chaos in the workplace, with many businesses temporarily closed, on limited capacity, or shuttered permanently.  Additional safety standards are in place to help prevent the spread. But if you contract COVID-19 in MA, are you entitled to workers’ compensation? We’ll answer your top FAQs …

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  • Top Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

    Workers’ compensation can protect you financially if you suffer an accident at work. Because it covers lost wages, medical expenses, and rehabilitation, it’s crucial you get the most out of your workers’ compensation claim. Unfortunately, it’s easy to make mistakes during the claim process — costly mistakes that could cost you thousands of dollars. What can you do to maximize …

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  • Can I Get Workers’ Compensation for a Pre-existing Condition?

    If you file a workers’ compensation claim, having a pre-existing condition can complicate things. It is true that having a health issue that predates your work-related injury can ultimately impact your workers’ comp claim.  But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to get your claim approved and the compensation you deserve. Contact experienced personal injury and workers’ comp attorney Jane Eden …

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  • Injured Working from Home: Can I Get Workers’ Compensation?

    The coronavirus isn’t the only thing that’s novel. The COVID-19 pandemic has raised many novel questions for the legal field. With so many working from home in 2020 and possibly beyond, you may be wondering if workers’ compensation still applies if you get injured. Let’s break it down.  Workers’ Compensation: A No-Fault System Typically, if you’re injured during the “course …

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

    Our client suffered a severe shoulder injury on the job. After months of physical therapy and surgery, doctors concluded our client was unable to return to work. Despite the insurer’s initial low-ball offer of $27,000, we got $121,00 for our client, and helped them apply for SSDI benefits.

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

    Insurers will try to reduce Workers’ Comp benefits — even when it’s clear an employee can’t return to work. Our client suffered multiple foot, ankle, and toe fractures while on the job. They applied for Workers’ Comp for $100,000, but the insurer tried to reduce their benefits. We fought the case, won, and got $200,000 for our client.

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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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