Legal Services | 27 Congress St # 301, Salem MA 01970
The Law Offices of Pierce, Pierce & Napolitano is a firm comprised of four attorneys who represent those who have suffered personal injuries at work through no fault of their own.
Pierce, Pierce & Napolitano attorneys are experienced practitioners who handle workers' compensation cases before the Department of Industrial Accidents.
We also handle personal injury cases including motor vehicle accidents, construction site accidents, slip and falls , defective products and general negligence. In addition, we also handle Social Security Disability claims.
Our mission is twofold:
First, to help clients and their families.
Second, to help prevent other injuries by making accountable those responsible for causing injuries.
Social Security Disability
We handle Social Security Disability claims through the initial application process, reconsideration, and hearing before a Federal Administrative Law Judge. Our office has successfully handled hundreds of Social Security Disability claims. Most cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means you pay no fee unless you receive money.
We handle all types of personal injury cases; car accidents, wrongful death cases and workplace third-party cases. We utilize trained investigators, photographers, and attorneys who work with you to successfully handle your case.
Workers' Compensation is a form of insurance that almost all employers are required to provide. Any injury or illness that arises out of and in the course of employment is generally covered. All cases are subject to the provisions of the Massachusetts Workers' Compensation statute, Mass. Gen Laws Chapter 152.
Any and all disputes concerning entitlements to benefits are resolved by the Department of Industrial Accidents which maintains offices in Boston, Lawrence, Fall River, Worcester and Springfield.
The types of benefits available are temporary total disability, temporary partial disability, permanent total disability, medical benefits, vocational rehabilitation, losses of bodily function and disfigurement as well as death benefits for injury related deaths.
In most states, the employee's exclusive remedy for work related injuries against his/her employer is governed by that state’s workers compensation statute. Generally speaking an injured worker is not permitted to bring claim or sue a co-worker or an employer. If an employee is injured by reason of the serious, and willful misconduct of an employer or a supervisor he/she may be entitled to additional benefits.
Our office investigates and handles claims of injury in the workplace. We have handled claims involving heart attacks, strokes, psychiatric disability due to sexual harassment, sick building cases, latex allergy, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic pain disorders and many others.
We have won cases before the Department of Industrial Accidents, the Superior and Appeals Court and the Supreme Judicial Court.
If you are injured on the job, immediately report the injury to your employer, then seek medical attention. You may choose your own doctor or medical provider. In some instances your employer may be entitled to direct you to a medical facility for initial evaluation and/or treatment.
You have the right to seek the help of an experienced workers compensation attorney. Most times, the legal fees, if any, are the responsibility of the workers compensation insurance company.
If your claim is settled, the legal fee awarded is governed by statute and generally does not exceed more than 20% of the settlement amount.
We also will investigate whether there may be another responsible party for your injury against whom you might have a separate claim which could include compensation for pain and suffering.
We shall also investigate other potential benefits which may be available to you, including Social Security Disability, short or long term disability or public employee retirement.
Our attorneys have decades of experience handling the simplest to the most complex of cases.
Our office is able to provide a free consultation to answer any questions or evaluate your case.