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Charlotte E. Glinka

Earlier this year, the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC), the state’s highest court, issued a decision that will have far-reaching effects on settlements in cases involving injured workers in Massachusetts.

In the companion cases of DiCarlo v. Suffolk Construction Co., Inc. and Martin v. Angelini Plastering, Inc., the SJC, in a unanimous decision, ruled that a workers’ compensation insurer may not recover its lien from the portion of a third-party settlement that is allocated to the injured worker’s pain and suffering damages.

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