Workers' Compensation Defense

Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo LLP has an extensive history representing insurers and self-insured employers in workers’ compensation cases. The successful management of a workers’ compensation case requires an early understanding and investigation of the claim, followed by periodic assessment of strategies that are best suited to obtaining the desired outcome. Our workers’ compensation clients are provided with a responsive and individualized approach that comes from years of experience. Furthermore, the Firm has developed an expertise in handling indoor environmental health issues, including indoor air quality, multiple chemical sensitivities, and environmental safety. The Firm has successfully challenged the science of multiple chemical sensitivity on both the credibility of the physicians and the inadmissibility of the diagnosis on evidentiary grounds, and ultimately prevailed in the notable decision of Canavan’s Case, 432 Mass. 304 (2000).