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Alan Pierce

Alan S. Pierce has served as chairperson of the American Bar Association Worker’s Compensation Section and the Massachusetts Bar...

In U.S. law, employers must provide workers’ compensation coverage and, in exchange, injured workers are unable to directly sue their employer. But what happens when a worker is injured due to intentional or willful employer misconduct? Similar to many other states, Massachusetts law contains a section of the workers’ compensation statute that addresses this issue. What is the liability of the employer in these cases, how is the employee compensated, and what is the burden of proof?

In this episode of Workers Comp Matters, Alan Pierce interviews attorney Martin Buzz Schneider, who represents insurers and companies in workers’ compensation claims, about Section 28 of Massachusetts’ workers’ compensation statute and the nature of serious and willful misconduct.

Topics Include:

  • Quid pro quo system of workers’ compensation
  • Section 28: the double compensation section
  • Insurer and employer payment
  • Armstrong’s case
  • OSHA regulations, safety rules, and citations
  • Adam Carey’s case: minor labor laws
  • Burden of proof on injured employee’s lawyer
  • Company prevention

Martin Buzz Schneider is an attorney with the law office of Martin B. Schneider PC. Buzz practices workers’ compensation law in Massachusetts. His firm primarily represents insurers, self-insurers, and companies in the defense of workers’ compensation claims.

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Published: August 12, 2015
Podcast: Workers Comp Matters
Category: Medical Law
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