13 Whitegate Rd
North Billerica, MA 01862
Tel: (617) 529-8601
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41 North Road, Suite 205
Bedford, MA 01730


In July 1980, William N. Batty, Jr., who had been with the Boston admiralty firm of Hoch, Flanagan & Snyder opened his own law office. BattyLaw began in January, 1987. The firm is located for easy access to the United States Department of Labor Offices, the Department of Industrial Accidents, Suffolk Superior Court, and Boston Municipal Court. The firm is listed in Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory as an (AV) rated law firm.


BattyLaw is primarily a civil litigation firm engaging in a broad spectrum of litigation matters with a principal subject matter expertise in the prosecution and defense of state and federal workers’ compensation


cases at the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents and the United States Department of Labor, and civil litigation in all Massachusetts Courts.

The Law Office of Batty has grown and evolved by maintaining its focus on building longstanding relationships. Legal issues are often affected by business and lifestyle considerations. A client should feel free to discuss these issues with his or her attorney in a relaxed and hospitable environment. Using an attorney should be a positive experience. Battylaw offers clients results oriented legal services for a reasonable fee, providing to its clients expert services in the areas of:

Battylaw utilize the latest in technology through the use of CD-ROM and on-line legal research tools as well as computers, and scanners. These resources enable the firm to respond on short notice to your deadlines.

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Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation

Battylaw currently represents injured workers as well as insurers and self insured employers in claims governed by the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, 33 U.S.C. Section 901, et seg. The Act was enacted by Congress to provide injured maritime workers who were not covered under state workers’ compensation laws or other maritime remedies with a federal system of workers’ compensation. It covers persons engaged in maritime employment, including longshoremen or other persons engaged in longshoring operations and any harbor worker, including a ship repairman, shipbuilder and ship-breaker. This may include workers involved in a ship’s unloading or loading process, those involved in building or repairing ships, and harbor workers such as carpenters, pile drivers, dredgers, iron workers, torch operators, and dock builders.

Employers liable under the Longshore Act include those whose employees are employed in maritime employment, in whole or in part, upon the navigable waters of the United States (including any adjoining pier, wharf, dry dock, terminal, building way, marine railway, or other adjoining area customarily used by an employer in loading, unloading, repairing or building a vessel.)

Email: batlaw@battylaw.com for William N. Batty, Jr.


Massachusetts Workers' Compensation

Battylaw currently represents injured workers’ as well as insurer’s, self insured employers and uninsured employers in claims under the Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Act, Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 152. The Act provides benefits to workers who are injured or suffer occupational disease arising out of and in the course of employment. Benefits include weekly payments based on a percentage of the employee’s average weekly wage for temporary total disability, partial disability, permanent and total disability and permanent loss of function and disfigurement. Other benefits include medical benefits for treatment that is reasonable, necessary and related to the industrial injury and vocational rehabilitation services. Contested cases are heard by administrative judges at the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents.

Email: batlaw@battylaw.com for William N. Batty, Jr.


Civil Litigation

Battylaw is able to handle your civil litigation matters, including but not limited to:

  • Business disputes
  • Handicap discrimination
  • Social Security disability
  • Accidental disability retirement
  • Disability and life insurance claims
  • Debt collection matters
  • Landlord/tenant disputes

Personal Injury

Battylaw has a proven track record representing clients in a broad range of personal injury and negligence matters including:

  • Automobile and motorcycle accidents
  • Wrongful death claims
  • Slip and fall claims
  • Lead paint claims
  • Premises liability Negligent security claims
  • FELA – Railroad claims
  • Construction site accidents
  • Maritime injuries
  • Jones Act claims
  • Dog bite claims
  • Liquor liability claims
  • Legal malpractice claims

These matters are handled on a contingent fee basis so you will pay no legal fee unless we are successful. All matters are handled personally from start to finish by William N. Batty, Jr.

Email: batlaw@battylaw.com for William N. Batty, Jr.



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