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Workers Comp Matters

Catering to both lawyers and their clients, Workers’ Comp Matters focuses on people and the law. Host and workers’ compensation attorney Alan S. Pierce interviews industry leaders, lawyers, and doctors, covering all elements of workers’ compensation from cases and benefits to recovery.

Jan 28, 2010
Workers’ Compensation in the Immigrant Community

Host and Attorney Alan S. Pierce welcomes  Marcy Goldstein-Gelb, Executive Director of the Mass. Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH) and  Stacie A. Sobosik, Esq. from the Law Offices of Martin Kantrovitz in Boston,  to discuss access to workers’ compensation in the immigrant community and the overwhelming challenges immigrant communities face in the workers’...

Jun 16, 2009
A Look Inside the Workers’ Compensation System

Is the Workers’ Compensation system really there to protect us if we are injured on the job?  On this Workers’ Comp Matters program, host Attorney Alan S. Pierce welcomes Dr. Patrice Woeppel to take an inside look at the ins and outs of the workers’ compensation system and discuss her new book, Depraved Indifference: the...

Feb 13, 2009
Dissecting Fraud

On this Workers’ Comp Matters program, host Attorney Alan S. Pierce and Attorney Michael I. Fish, founding member of the Birmingham insurance defense law firm of Fish Nelson, LLC, will talk about the “F” word-fraud. It is something that makes workers comp attorneys on both sides of any case cringe. They will highlight employer fraud...

Feb 4, 2009
The Independent Medical Evaluation (IME)

Did you ever want to know what goes on in an Independent Medical Evaluation (IME)? On this Workers’ Comp Matters program, host Attorney Alan S. Pierce and Dr. David Cooper from the Knee Center, will take an in-depth look at the elements of the IME. They will discuss the Waddell signs, how long a comprehensive...

Jan 22, 2009
MSA Update for Workers Comp Cases

Hear how to properly settle a workers’ comp case and comply with statutory requirements to create a medicare set aside program, allocation or trust. On this Workers’ Comp Matters program, host Attorney Alan S. Pierce, and Attorney Neal Winston from the firm, Moschella & Winston LLP, update Medicare Set-aside issues and discuss the implemented changes...

Jan 8, 2009
Cardiac Injury Claims

Cardiac injury claims in workers comp cases can be tricky. On this Workers’ Comp Matters program, host Attorney Alan S. Pierce, turns to Dr. Julian M. Aroesty, cardiologist from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, to explore the basics of proving and defending a work related cardiac injury claim focusing on basic causation issues,...

Apr 1, 2008
Workers Comp & the AMA Guides 6th Edition

Join host and Attorney Alan S. Pierce at the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Section (TIPS) conference in Chicago recently for a candid discussion of the AMA Guides to Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 6th Edition in this Workers Comp Matters. Join Alan with special guests, Dr. Christopher Brigham, board certified in Occupational Medicine, President of...

Apr 1, 2008
Workers Comp National Trends & Issues

The future of Workers Compensation laws are changing. Trends show the laws are being reformed making it more difficult for employees and easier for big corporations when it comes to Workers Comp. Is there a trend to federalize the laws? The questions are raised during Attorney Alan S. Pierce‘s Workers Comp Matters program discussed before...

Nov 27, 2007
Workers Compensation Post 911

On this Workers’ Comp Matters program, host Attorney Alan S. Pierce, turns to an expert to discuss the serious health problems of the World Trade Center rescue and the virtual collapse of the workers compensation system. Alan welcomes, Peter Rousmaniere, workers’ compensation consultant and author, who will discuss his in-depth article in Risk & Insurance...

Nov 19, 2007
What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Federal Worker Compensation

On this Workers’ Comp Matters program, host Attorney Alan S. Pierce, is joined by one of the leading experts on representing the federal employee in workers comp cases. Alan welcomes, Attorney Daniel Shapiro of Shapiro & Associates, as they discuss the basics of federal workers compensation cases, the fate of the injured federal employee, representing...

Jul 3, 2007
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Other Repetitive Stress Injuries

On this Workers’ Comp Matters program, host Attorney Alan S. Pierce, turns to an expert to discuss Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Other Repetitive Stress Injuries. Alan welcomes, Dr. J. Mark Melhorn, an occupational orthopedic physician who specializes in hands and the upper extremities. In addition to his practice in orthopedics at the Hand Center in...

Jun 28, 2007
Back Injuries and Treatments in the Workers Comp Setting

Workers’ Comp Matters, hosted by Attorney Alan S. Pierce, devotes this show to Back Injuries and Treatments in the Workers Comp Setting. Alan turns to the expert, Dr. Joseph Barr, Orthopedic Surgeon from Massachusetts General Hospital, specializing in spine surgery, to discuss this hot topic. And you won’t want to miss ‘Case of the Day,‘...

Mar 5, 2007
Special Edition of Workers Comp Matters

Join WCM host, Attorney Alan S. Pierce from the ABA Mid-Winter Meeting of the Workers Compensation Committee with special guests discussing emerging issues such as the current MSA problem, legislative reform to make settlements in WC easier and the unforeseen issue of volunteers who have had to cross state lines in disasters such as Katrina...

Oct 17, 2006
Disability Prevention vs. Disability Management

Workers’ Comp Matters, hosted by Attorney Alan S. Pierce, devotes this show to disability prevention vs. disability management. Alan turns to the expert, Dr. Jennifer Christian of Webility.md to discuss this hot topic. Dr. Christian is Founder, President and Chief Medical Officer of Webility.md and chief designer of the business. She has a foundation of...

Jul 21, 2006
Psychiatric Disability

A disability may not be visible as physical injuries are, but psychiatric disabilities are just as serious. And physical injuries can be accompanied by emotional trauma or depression. How best to understand psychiatric disability in the workers comp case? Workers Comp Matters host, Attorney Alan S. Pierce discusses these issues with an expert in legal...

Mar 13, 2006
Defending Complex Workers Comp Cases

WORKERS COMP MATTERS, hosted by Attorney Alan S. Pierce, devotes this show to Defending the Complex Workers Comp Case. We have one of the preeminent Boston attorneys as a guest, Attorney Thomas P. O’Reilly, who has developed a significant practice in the defense of occupational injury claims. He is a principal at the firm of...

Mar 6, 2006
Evidence in the Complex Workers Comp Case

WORKERS COMP MATTERS, hosted by Attorney Alan S. Pierce, takes up the topic of Evidence in the Complex Workers Comp Case. Our very special guest is a lawyer with a nationwide reach of expertise, Attorney Jon L. Gelman located in Wayne, New Jersey. Gelman specializes in the litigation of catastrophic injuries in work related accidents....

Dec 6, 2005
Social Security Disability

WORKERS COMP MATTERS, hosted by Attorney Alan S. Pierce takes up the topic of social security disability and the coordination of benefits. Who is eligible? What’s the criteria? What are the tax issues? Our special guest, Attorney William Troupe of the Boston law firm of Carney & Troupe is a long-time expert in this area...

Dec 1, 2005
Kids Chance

WORKERS COMP MATTERS, hosted by Attorney Alan S. Pierce has this special show about an extraordinary program called Kids Chance, providing scholarships to kids of workers injured or killed on the job. Listen as Jeff Kight, now an Attorney in Georgia, tells his personal story of how he was able to go to college after...

Aug 25, 2005
Representing Undocumented Workers

WORKERS COMP MATTERS, hosted by Attorney Alan S. Pierce focuses on the issues relating to people who have been hurt at work. Representing undocumented workers is often challenging and fraught with obstacles. On this show, we investigate the many options with special guest, Attorney Daniel Fix from Lincoln, Nebraska who practices statewide in the specialty...

Aug 25, 2005
Medicare Set-Aside Allocations

WORKERS COMP MATTERS, hosted by Attorney Alan S. Pierce focuses on the issues relating to people who have been hurt at work. On this show, we discuss medicare set-aside allocations in workers comp cases and what you need to know for your clients on this complex issue. Special guest for the show is Jean Feldman,...

Aug 23, 2005
Latex Allergies In The Workplace

WORKERS COMP MATTERS, hosted by Attorney Alan S. Pierce focuses on the issues relating to people who have been hurt at work. Representing workers with latex allergies contracted at the workplace can be tricky. On this show, we’ve assembled three experts on the topic: Sandra Jutras, a career clinical nurse who developed a serious level...

Jun 29, 2005
Ethical Issues

WORKERS COMP MATTERS, hosted by Attorney Alan S. Pierce focuses on the issues relating to people who have been hurt at work. There are many ethical issues involved when preparing a workers’ compensation lawsuit such as conflicts of interest or securing medical records such as psychological treatment of an injured worker. On this show, Attorney...

Jun 29, 2005
Sports Injuries

WORKERS COMP MATTERS, hosted by Attorney Alan S. Pierce focuses on the issues relating to people who have been hurt at work. Professional athletes are workers too. Our discussion on this show recalls cases of representing the professional athlete in a worker’s compensation lawsuit. Join Attorney Pierce and his special guest, Massachusetts Attorney and Board...

Jun 29, 2005
Sick Building Syndrome

WORKERS COMP MATTERS, hosted by Attorney Alan S. Pierce focuses on the issues relating to people who have been hurt at work. This show focuses on workers’ compensation cases in which plaintiffs have worked in sick buildings. Attorney Pierce and special guest, Attorney, James H. Sandman, a nationally-know expert in cases involving sick buildings, discuss...

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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...

Judson Pierce

Judson L. Pierce is a graduate of Vassar College and Suffolk University Law School where he received his Juris...

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