Massachusetts Disability Benefits Lawyer

Massachusetts Disability Benefits Lawyer

You May Be Entitled to Disability Benefits for Your Work Injury

If you have been denied workers' compensation benefits because you had a pre-existing condition, don't give up. Talk to an experienced workers' compensation lawyer about your rights under Massachusetts workers' compensation laws. At the law office of David P. Bisio, I dedicate my practice to helping people get through difficult legal challenges. In a free initial consultation, I can answer your questions, explain the law and prepare you for what to expect in pursuing your workers' compensation case. Contact my law office in Attleboro, Massachusetts for personal guidance in your work injury case.

I have been representing clients under Massachusetts' workers' compensation laws since I began my career, more than 30 years ago. I am well-acquainted with the notion of pre-existing conditions and know how this term is used by employers, insurance companies and legislators.

Was your Arthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, or Prior Injury Aggravated by a Work Injury?

An existing injury or medical condition is not in itself compensable under workers' compensation laws. However, if a work-related accident or injury aggravates or accelerates the existing condition, you may be eligible for workers' compensation disability benefits for aggravation of the pre-existing condition. For example:

  • Degenerative disc disease that worsened or accelerated as a result of a work-related back or neck injury. Frequently, injuries involving a lumbar sprain, herniated disc, ruptured disc or slipped disc can seriously advance or worsen the conditions of degenerative disc disease.
  • Arthritis that was aggravated by a repetitive stress injury such as carpal tunnel. Fibromyalgia, lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis and other forms of arthritis can be aggravated by a work-related repetitive strain injury.

I represent workers with occupations involving construction, assembly line work, manual labor, continuous typing, heavy lifting and other job functions that cause them to suffer a work injury.

Developing Your Disability Benefits Claim

When you come to my Attleboro law office for assistance with your workplace injury claim, I thoroughly review your situation. I work with your doctors to make sure the medical information submitted in your application for workers' compensation benefits is as complete and detailed as possible, clearly identifying the pre-existing condition, the work injury and how the condition was re-activated or aggravated by the work injury. I work to ensure your medical records demonstrate that your current disability is not the result of the natural progression of your condition.

View my Workers' Compensation FAQ for additional information.

Free Attorney Consultation

Contact me, attorney Dennis Bisio, to schedule a free initial consultation to answer your questions about your workers' compensation case. In-home, evening and weekend consultations are available by appointment.