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December 2017 Archives

When can workers' compensation benefits be stopped or modified?


Massachusetts workers who have been injured or suffer a condition on the job that prevents them from working will generally be eligible for workers' compensation benefits. The insurer is responsible to make these payments for the required duration and in the proper amount based on the circumstances. However, there are times when the insurer who is making the weekly payments can modify the workers' compensation benefits the work accident victim gets or can stop them entirely. It is important to know the situations in which this can happen.

Pedestrian injured in accident outside his home


Pedestrian accidents in Worcester and throughout Massachusetts might be pigeonholed as people crossing the street. However, a pedestrian can be injured by a vehicle when it jumps the sidewalk and strikes the person in their own yard. Regardless of when a car accident with a pedestrian happens, the aftereffects are universal with injuries and possible fatalities. Those who have been injured or lost a loved one should know the steps to take to file a lawsuit for compensation.

Workers' compensation and impartial medical examiners


Massachusetts workers who are injured on the job or suffer a workplace-related illness will want to pursue workers' compensation benefits. Not all cases are settled quickly and there might be a dispute as to whether the worker's application will be approved or not. It might be necessary to have an impartial medical examiner examine the worker. Knowing the law in relation to this situation is imperative so the worker is prepared.

Woman injured in accident with delivery van


The roads in Worcester and throughout Massachusetts can be dangerous to pedestrians at any point in the year, but, when there are more people and vehicles on the road and many of those vehicles are making deliveries for the holiday season, it can lead to even more accidents. Some of these are inevitably going to involve a pedestrian. Because a pedestrian is so vulnerable, there can be serious injuries and even death. Those who have been affected by an accident should know how to proceed with a legal filing to receive compensation.

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