Workers Compensation and Pre-existing Conditions in Massachusetts

Workers compensation isn’t always a straightforward process. In Massachusetts today, we’re seeing a lot of workers compensation claims that involve “pre-existing conditions.” In this blog, I try to address what you should know. What is a Pre-Existing Condition? A pre-existing

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This Valentine’s Day, Show Your Family How Much You Care

Valentine’s Day should not just be a time to buy roses; it’s also a time to show your family how much you care for them. Discover three ways you can financially & medically protect your family this Valentine’s Day. Protect

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Boston will Soon be Able to Revoke Permits at Unsafe Work Sites

According to the Boston Globe, officials in the city will soon be able to revoke a construction permit for any worksite deemed unsafe for workers. Under the latest safety measure, city officials will be able to revoke an existing permit,

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The Cost of Failure to Pay Workers’ Compensation Insurance

According to the United States Department of Labor, occupational injuries cost companies up to $170 billion every year. And some try to skirt the law; A Stoughton-based business owner was recently charged with multiple counts of fraud related to his

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Are Worker’s Compensation Claims Taxable in Massachusetts?

As of November 2016, there have been 2,379 workers’ compensation claims filed in the state of Massachusetts, according to the Department of Labor. When you’re hurt on the job, you depend on workers’ compensation to allow you to pay your

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What Does Workers Compensation Without Prejudice Mean?

According to the Department of Labor, nearly $80 million in compensation and medical bills have been paid out to Massachusetts workers injured on the job – in just the first 11 months of 2016!  But the process submitting a claim

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Immigrant workers being exploited in recent construction growth

Thousands of immigrants, many undocumented, helping meet demand for workers in construction are doing often dangerous work for contractors seeking cheap labor. Many credible studies have found that these workers, wanting desperately to support their families are often paid below

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Two Boston Workers Killed in Flooding Accident

In 2014, 4,821 workers died while on the job, according to OSHA. While this is an improvement from the almost 14,000 workers who died every year before OSHA was established in 1971, it’s still far too high.  And tragically, in

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Workers Compensation for Flight Attendants

Many find it surprising that  flight attendants have a higher injury rate than police officers, according to the Bureau of Labor statistics. These on-the-job injuries show how flight attendants working at airports like Boston Logan may lack the safety protections

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Cambridge Construction Worker Rescued from Thirty Foot Pit

Throughout history, construction has been one of the most dangerous professions.  Some construction projects are notorious for their high death counts — the Panama Canal had an estimated 30,609 worker deaths, for ex. Thankfully, safety standards have evolved exponentially since

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