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Boston Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury Attorneys

Carney, Rezendes & Crowley was formed in 2022 when two highly regarded injury law firms, Rezendes Law Group and Carney Law, strategically merged to enhance each firm's service to its clients. Both firms and their attorneys have earned reputations both locally and nationally for its representation of clients in personal injury and workers' compensation matters, including those arising out of construction site accidents and also professional athletics. Carney, Rezendes & Crowley represents injured and disabled people throughout Massachusetts, including the Boston, Lawrence, Lowell, Quincy, Brockton, Taunton, Worcester, Fall River, New Bedford and Cape Cod areas.

Personal and work-related injuries can take a physical, financial and emotional toll on injured workers and their families. Disability from work can cause extreme financial hardship, resulting in unpaid bills and strain on family relationships. To add insult to injury, insurance companies often look for any reason to deny your claim, regardless of how serious your injury may be.

A Reputation Earned From Obtaining Excellent Results

With offices in Boston and Braintree, our Boston workers' compensation lawyers at Carney, Rezendes & Crowley understand what injured workers and their families are going through during stressful times. Our reputation as one of Massachusetts' and Boston's most respected workers' compensation law firms has been earned by working tirelessly on behalf of our clients and their families to obtain maximum compensation for the harm caused by workplace and other types of personal injuries. The firm handles a wide variety of injury claims, such as construction site, premises liability, motor vehicle accident, nursing home abuse, consumer product injuries and other negligence-related accidents. Our attorneys pride themselves on the attention to each and every detail we pay to all of our client's and their cases. Our attorneys are proud of and enjoy the close personal relationships that we are able to establish with our clients and their families in order to put their lives back on track.

While many other law firms get new clients through advertising, most of our clients come from referrals from former satisfied clients and their family members. We also receive many referrals from attorneys who practice in other areas of the law, are aware of our reputation and want to ensure that their clients receive the best possible outcomes and personalized attention that they deserve. Our Boston Workers' Compensation attorneys are well known throughout the Boston area building trades unions, having represented thousands of union members and their families in both workers' compensation and third-party negligence claims. We are proud of the reputation we have worked so hard to achieve, and recognize that our reputation is on the line with each and every client we represent.

The Carney, Rezendes & Crowley Difference

Many Massachusetts and Boston workers' compensation law firms are what are referred to as "volume" law firms, operating like factories that churn out hundreds of clients and cases per year. These firms are not able to establish and maintain personal relationships with all of their clients. Clients of those types of law firms often complain that they do not know what is going on with their case and that their lawyer doesn't return their calls.

Our Boston workers' compensation attorneys are committed to limiting the number of clients they represent in order to ensure that each and every one of our clients and their family members are able to maintain a close, personal relationship with lawyers and staff. Our low case volume strategy allows us to focus the deserving and necessary attention to each of our clients and their case, presenting each case in the most favorable way to insurance companies, judges and juries, and allowing our clients to receive maximum compensation for their injuries. Our commitment to our clients simply cannot be duplicated by other high-volume law firms. We pride ourselves on returning calls promptly and fully engaging our clients in the progress of their cases throughout the entire process.

Workers' Compensation

Our commitment to and focus on each individual client has allowed Carney, Rezendes & Crowley to achieve some of the largest settlements of Massachusetts' workers' compensation claims approved at the Department of Industrial Accidents in recent years. In 2018, Brendan G. Carney achieved two settlements for $1 million or more, including one of the largest workers' compensation settlements in the history of Massachusetts, a $2,200,000.00 lump sum settlement for the family of a worker who was tragically killed in a trench collapse. Attorney Gerard B. Carney has been representing injured workers in workers' compensation claims for over 40 years and is widely regarded as one of the finest claimant's attorneys in the Commonwealth.

Attorneys Brendan G.Carney and Gerard B. Carney have both been selected by the National Football Players' Association ("NFLPA") as members of its prestigious national panel of attorneys chosen to represent professional football players seeking workers' compensation benefits. The NFLPA has identified the top workers' compensation attorneys in each state in which an NFL team is located to best represent its members. Attorneys Brendan G. Carney and Gerard B. Carney were carefully selected to proudly represent injured New England professional football players in their Massachusetts' workers' compensation claims.

Personal Injury

The firm's personal injury practice has emerged as one of the most successful and aggressive in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Our proven track record has allowed us to earn a reputation for not backing down to insurance companies and obtaining jury verdicts that exponentially exceed the final pre-trial settlement offer. This aggressive strategy has allowed our attorneys to routinely achieve some of the most outstanding case results in the field of personal injury law.

In 2016, partners Patricia Rezendes and Cathryn Crowley obtained a judgment after jury verdict of $2,500,000.00 in a personal injury construction site negligence case. In 2020, Patricia Rezendes and Cathryn Crowley achieved a $2,000,000.00 settlement for a union ironworker who was caused to fall from a bridge and suffer serious injuries to his shoulder and foot. In 2022, Attorneys Rezendes and Crowley obtained a $1,300,000.00 settlement in a product liability case on behalf of a union pressman who suffered a serious knee injury that would ultimately require a total knee replacement. In 2019, Attorney Brendan Carney obtained a judgment after jury verdict in excess of $900,000.00 on behalf of a construction supervisor, and in 2022, a settlement for a union ironworker in a construction site negligence claim in the amount of $2,100,000. Our attorneys at Carney, Rezendes & Crowley are routinely entrusted by injured workers, their families, labor unions and other referring attorneys with some of the most serious workplace injury claims in Massachusetts.

Our personal injury attorneys have successfully represented those harmed by the negligence of third parties, including:

Coordination of All Workplace Injury Claims

Because of our knowledge and expertise in all claims arising out of workplace injuries – workers' compensation, third-party negligence, Social Security Disability ("SSDI") and Accidental Disability Retirement ("ADR"), we are able to coordinate all claims in a way that allows every client to receive the maximum monetary recovery from their workplace injury. Our attorneys are able to coordinate multiple sources of benefits by making proper allocations that increase the overall monetary recovery for our clients. Other firms are not able to do this – they will refer out the workers' compensation, third-party negligence, SSDI or ADR claims to other lawyers or law firms. This can cause a disconnect between those lawyers and those claims that prevents maximum monetary recovery. Massachusetts Lawyer's Weekly recently reported on a claim handled by our firm where our client's future medical treatment and vocational retraining were to be fully paid by the workers' compensation insurer because of the way we allocated the settlement money from our client's third-party negligence claim. Those benefits would have otherwise been not fully paid by the workers' compensation insurer had our firm not been able to coordinate those allocations.

Free Consultations – No attorney's fees unless successful

All of our initial client consultations are free of charge. We are easily accessible – available to meet you in person at our office, your home or via video conference. Our firm handles personal injury and workers' compensation cases on a contingent fee basis, meaning you do not pay any attorney's fees out of pocket unless and until your case is settled and you are paid. By handling cases on a contingent fee basis, this allows you to hire our attorneys who local professional athletes also turn to when they have suffered a work injury. We make a total commitment to fully investigating the facts of each potential client's case to determine whether we can pursue the case on the injured workers' behalf.

Learn More About Carney, Rezendes & Crowley, LLC
Gerard Carney discusses Workers' Comp for NFL Players on Podcast

Most people do not realize that professional athletes are also entitled to Massachusetts’ workers’ compensation benefits. When professional athletes have suffered severe injuries at work, they turn to our firm for guidance. Carney, Rezendes & Crowley, LLC has helped hundreds of professional athletes obtain cash awards and medical benefits through the Massachusetts workers’ compensation system.

Client Reviews
Brendan, I cannot adequately communicate how meaningful your role has been in this life-altering experience. I can say "Thank You!". I do it from the bottom of my heart, but I thought I would attempt to show you just a snippet of the impact you have had on m life, and, i can imagine, on the lives of others like me. Blessings! Kristy
Brendan was very understanding and supportive emotionally as well as being knowledgeable and experienced legally. He worked with us to achieve the best possible outcome in a very difficult situation, and we would highly recommend him. Sam
Brendan was great in my case. He was very professional and made sure I fully understood every step that was happening in my case. Every thing I signed he made sure I understood all the fine print and he explained it very well.He negotiated way more then what I thought I was going to receive. Brendan always stayed in constant contact with me and was very easy to get a hold of for any and every question I had about the process. Very thankful to have worked with him. Greg
"… I wanted to express my thanks and gratitude to you. You always said it was your job but it seems to me it is your calling. Anyone with enough hard work can be a lawyer or a nurse but not all can express empathy, compassion and infinite patience to guide others through a confusing and difficult journey …" Anonymus
Representative Cases
Workers’ Compensation Cases
  • Lump Sum settlement for surviving spouse of a highway department worker who was crushed to death while working in a trench.
  • Lump Sum settlement for union truck driver who suffered a traumatic brain injury.
  • Lump sum settlement for a union pipefitter who injured his knee at work and required a total knee replacement
Workers’ Compensation Cases
  • Lump sum settlement for union sheet metal worker who suffered crush injury to his foot.
  • Lump sum settlement for surviving spouse of tree removal worker who fell over 70 feet to his death.
  • Lump sum settlement for a maintenance custodian who fell from a roof, fracturing and dislocating this thoracic spine.
Personal Injury
  • $1,100,000 co-counsel on case where a machinist suffered a below the elbow amputation of his left arm. The case settled on the fifth day of trial.
  • $615,000.00 for union sheet metal worker who was caused to fall on a construction site and suffered a disabling knee injury.
  • $585,000.00 for union pipe insulator who was caused to fall on a construction site and suffered a disabling hip injury.
Pro Athlete Workers’ Compensation
    • Lump Sum settlement for Boston Celtics player who suffered a career ending neck injury.
    • Lump Sum settlement for New England Patriots All-Pro cornerback who suffered a career-ending shoulder injury.
    • Lump Sum settlement for New Orleans Saints running back who suffered a career-ending knee injury while practicing in Massachusetts before a preseason game.
Boston Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog
  • What Is Workers' Compensation? Workers' Compensation is a no fault benefit mandated by state law which provides a limited wage loss benefit for employees who are disabled as a result of a work related injury...
  • How Do I Find Out Who Insures My Employer For Workers’ Compensation? Employers are required by law to post a notice in an area of the work place listing the identity of the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company...
  • What Do I Do If My Employer Does Not Have Workers' Compensation Insurance? Even though workers' compensation insurance is mandatory, some employers neglect to provide insurance for their employees...
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