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August 2016 Archives

Getting an injured employee to come back to work

Although there are many Massachusetts employers who work hard to prevent workplace accidents, injuries do occur. In many cases, the employer, employee, insurance carrier and doctor may work together to get the employee back to work as soon as medically reasonable.

Workers' compensation claims involving employer's "serious and willful" misconduct

In our last post, we mentioned that workers who are injured on the job in Massachusetts may be able to pursue an employer for the employer's role in a workplace accident when serious and willful misconduct is involved. State law specifically states that employees who are injured by an employer's serious and willful misconduct are entitled to double the amount of damages to which they would otherwise be entitled.

8 Threats Injured Workers Face (Or 8 Good Reasons To Talk To A Lawyer)

Real life doesn't always follow the law. On paper, employers have a clear obligation to injured employees. If you are hurt on the job, Massachusetts workers' compensation guarantees specific rights and benefits.

Workers' compensation and the exclusive remedy rule

Workers' compensation is a critical resource for workers who are injured in the job, not only because of the benefits available during a worker's time of need, but also because those benefits are typically an injured worker's sole remedy for compensation. This is known as the exclusive remedy doctrine, which ensures that injured workers have a reliable source of compensation when they are injured and protects employers from excessive liability for workplace injuries.

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