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Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Sourcebook & Citator 2020

Essential sources for workers' compensation practice

  • Product Number: 2202506WCH
  • Publication Date: 11/19/2019
  • Edition: 2020 Edition
  • Copyright: © 2019 MCLE, Inc.
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    Product Description

    The Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Law Sourcebook and Citator is an absolutely essential desk reference, packed with both federal and state primary law sources you need close at hand when appearing before the Department of Industrial Accidents—on either side of the counsel table. The sourcebook contains the full text of Chapter 152, related statutes and pertinent sections of the state code, the text of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, and other key laws that address disability, access, privacy, discrimination. The editor and reviewer have also selected useful practice guides published by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on injury, employer's issues, lump sum calculations, and vocational rehabilitation. Featured are guides for calculating awards for loss of function and disfigurement, a guide to using the Disability Management System (DMS), forms for every transaction at the Department of Industrial Accidents, as well as helpful sources for Section 15 petitions for third-party settlements. You'll also find the text of several landmark decisions that every workers' compensation practitioner should be familiar with—Scheffler's Case, Commonwealth v. Lanigan, Hunter v. Midwest Coast Transport, et al., Sciarotta v. Bowen, and Jose Ruiz's Case—along with citations and summaries of recent decisions arranged by topic.

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    • Update: November 2019

      Dear Subscriber:

      Thank you for choosing to stay current in the area of workers' compensation by purchasing this 2020 edition of the Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Sourcebook & Citator. This edition includes new material, such as the following:

      • Contacts at the court and agencies. See Part 1 for names of new personnel, office locations, and other particulars across Massachusetts.
      • State and federal laws, regulations, and guidelines. See Part 2 for edits to G.L. c. 66 (public records) and G.L. c. 152, § 25E (self-insurance groups; definitions).
      • Circular letters and notices. See Part 5 for a circular letter effective in October 2018, and an administrative bulletin from August 2019, establishing best practices for resolution of workers compensation cases, among others.
      • Forms. See Part 7 for the full roster of forms amended during 2019.
      • Significant decisions. See Part 6 for a Supreme Judicial Court decision and two Massachusetts Appeals Court decisions from 2018, addressing such issues as retaliatory termination in violation of G.L. c. 152, § 75B(2), and application of the twelve-part MacTavash v. OConnor Lumber test to determine employee status.
      • Case digest. See Part 10 for five new Reviewing Board case summaries.

      We at MCLE trust that you will find this material useful in your workers' compensation practice, and valuable in keeping your reference library current for 2020.


      Maryanne G. Jensen, Esq., MCLE Director of Publications

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    Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents

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    Selected Massachusetts and Federal Laws, Regulations, and Guidelines

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    Practice Guides

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    Guidelines for Disfigurement and Loss-of-Function Under G.L. c. 152, § 36

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    Circular Letters and Notices

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    Key Massachusetts Decisions

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    Department of Industrial Accidents Forms

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    Tutorial on Creating Document Coversheets

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    The Medicare Secondary Payer Act

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    Case Digest

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    Hon. Tamara L. Ricciardone, Department of Industrial Accidents, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston