Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation is one of the main practice areas at the Law Offices of Terrence A. Low and Anthony J. Canata, where the attorneys personally handle all kinds of workers’ compensation claims, whether it is a simple claim for a one time benefit or a complex claim requiring extensive discovery and a full hearing.

An employee who is injured or made ill at work is eligible to receive weekly benefits to replace lost earning capacity, payment of medical bills, one time payments for loss of function and/or scarring and vocational rehabilitation services.  The law is designed to encourage workers compensation insurers to pay benefits quickly.  It is a “no fault” system, meaning that employees are eligible for benefits for any work-related injury or illness, regardless of how it happened.  Though there are many benefits that most employees – and many attorneys – are not aware of, employees cannot sue their employers for personal injuries that were the result of the negligence of their employers.

Attorney Low has been a leading Springfield Massachusetts workers compensation attorney for more than 30 years.  Because he has also become a leading practitioner of long term disability benefits law, including the ERISA law governing long term disability plans offered to employees by their employers – he and Attorney Canata routinely handle complex workers compensation claims that affect short and long term disability, accidental disability retirement, social security disability, third party personal injury and other claims and benefits.  To make a client whole, attorneys Terry Low and Anthony Canata take a global approach that meets the specific needs of the client.  In Springfield Massachusetts and now in Northampton Massachusetts they handle all types of workers compensation and long term disability claims.