Tyner Law Offices

Firm Overview

When you've suffered a serious personal injury, you need an experienced personal injury attorney working on your behalf to ensure that you receive all the benefits and compensation to which you are entitled. Attorney Michael Tyner has been serving that role on behalf of injured persons in the Greater Lowell/Chelmsford and Nashua areas of the Merrimack Valley since 1983.

The legal system can intimidate and overwhelm anyone. Insurance companies can be formidable adversaries, served by experienced and skilled attorneys. Don't leave yourself at a disadvantage in pursuing everything to which you are entitled under the law. Contact us instead. We have personal injury law offices in Chelmsford and Nashua. Our mission is to help our clients find the answers they need. Most cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay no legal fees if we are not successful.
Main Office
Main Office
9 Fletcher St
Chelmsford  MA  01824
  • (978) 710-6011


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Workers Compensation
Many people are surprised by the notion that an individual injured in the workplace would need the assistance of a lawyer. After all, isn't workers' compensation a "no-fault" insurance system in which coverage is automatic? The answer is yes & no.
When a claim is first presented, workers compensation insurance companies do a thorough investigation, looking for reasons to deny coverage. Questions which might trigger a denial include the following:

Did the accident actually happen?
Did the accident happen in the manner or in the place alleged?
Was the injured person an employee or an independent contractor?
Was the employee "in the course of employment" at the time of the accident?
Did the "injury arise out of" the employment?
Did the employee suffer a pre-existing condition?
Is the employee's injury disabling?

Those are just a few of the questions that trained workers' compensation adjusters examine before deciding whether to "accept" a claim. Each one of them can involve complex issues of fact and law, so such questions are often the subject of vigorously contested litigation. In Massachusetts, that litigation is conducted through administrative proceedings at the Department of Industrial Accidents' Dispute Resolution Division. In New Hampshire, the Department of Labor's Workers' Compensation Division conducts such proceedings. The rules and regulations governing the proceedings in both states are lengthy, complex and subject to frequent change. Having an experienced workers' compensation attorney in your corner is therefore essential to secure all the benefits to which you, as an injured employee, are entitled. You can be sure that the insurance company will have an experienced attorney in its corner.

The good news is that injured employees do not have to pay up-front out of their own pockets for the services of an attorney! This is true in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts; in both states, attorneys' fees are specifically regulated by statute. Happily for employees, both states provide that workers' compensation attorneys must succeed in winning benefits for their employee clients before they are entitled to any fee at all. Even then, it is usually the insurance company that is required to pay all of the successful employee's attorneys' fees, a system known as "fee shifting"*. So, not only is it wise for an injured employee to consult an experienced workers' compensation attorney, but it is one of the best bargains anywhere!

Michael Tyner

Attorney Tyner has been successfully representing clients from the Merrimack Valley area since 1983. His practice focuses on Personal Injury Law, Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability, and Accidental Disability Retirement. Attorney Tyner earned his B.A. cum laude from Tufts University and received his law degree from Boston University School of Law, where he was a Joseph J. Tauro Scholar and Farr Estate Planning Competition winner. Attorney Tyner was employed for 17 years with the Macaronis Law Firm of Lowell, one of the Merrimack Valley's largest and most successful personal injury law firms. In 2004, he joined the Law Offices of Howard H. Swartz, P.C. in Chelmsford, where he continued to represent injured workers and victims of personal injury for 12 years. In June, 2016 Attorney Tyner proudly opened the Tyner Law Offices in Chelmsford, MA and Nashua, NH.

Bar Admissions
Massachusetts, 1983
New Hampshire, 2012
U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1988

Professional Associations and Memberships
Lowell Bar Association, Member, 2004 - Present
NH Bar Association

E-mail: mtyner@tynerlawoffices.com

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