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Michael Levin

Michael Levin

Michael Levin, Esq.
  • Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability
  • Massachusetts, New Hampshire
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Biography

Attorney Michael Levin is an experienced advocate for those in workers' compensation and disability matters. He has experience working on both sides, and he understands how insurance companies function. This gives him an advantage when promoting, assisting, and advancing Disability and Workers' Comp benefits and protections for all.

Let attorney Levin's experience work for you. Call today for a free consultation.

Practice Areas
    Workers' Compensation
    Social Security Disability
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    Workers' Compensation: 20% Social Security: 25%
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
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New Hampshire
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Michael Levin, Esq.
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Education
New England Law | Boston
J.D. | Law
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Northeastern University
B.S. (1992) | Political Science
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Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
Worcester County Bar Association
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Hampden County Bar Association
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Hampshire County Bar Association
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New Hampshire State Bar
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Massachusetts State Bar  # 654115
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Michael Levin, Attorney at Law
Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered
Q. During an IME DOES THE DOCTOR HAVE A RIGHT TO THE WITNESS NOTES
A: Great question. No, the IME doctor is there to do an exam and send their report to the workers comp. insurance. That's it. You have the right to have a witness with you. The doctor has no right to see what the witness writes down. Whether those notes would be admissible in evidence is another matter and I would be concerned about hearsay, but the direct answer to your questions is no, the doctor has no right to see the notes.
Q. Will suing workers comp insurance raise my employers rates?
A: The answer is: sort of. Workers' comp insurance is rated first and foremost on a percentage of the wages paid to the employer's workers. Assuming there are no work incidents, that's all they really have to work with. However, once an incident occurs, the insurance company will factor in how expensive that claim was and adjust their premiums accordingly. If the injury was minor and involved little more than a visit to a doctor, then it probably won't change much, if at all. However, if it was a catastrophic injury that cost them bajillions of dollars, then yes, it will certainly make their cost of coverage go up. It's called an "experience modification rating" system and is similar to any other form of insurance. The more you claims cost them (the insurance co.), the more your premium goes up. Hope that helps.
Q. Do I legally have to work with the Nurse Case Manager assigned to my Worker's Compensation case in New Hampshire?
A: In short, no, you don't have to work with an NCM. You can politely tell them thank you, but no thank you. If you're going to go that route, you should also make sure your doctors are aware that you don't want them communicating with the NCM either. That said, NCM's can also be very helpful. They can help get your prescriptions filled, they can help get appointments scheduled, and they can help get different medical treatment approved, to name just a few things. My suggestion is to keep them on a tight leash. If you feel they're helping, then great. But if you feel they are working against your interest (such as pressuring your doctors to say you can go back to work), then you have the right to ask them to but out.
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