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.
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:
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