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February 10, 2020

Social Security Disability and SSI: What’s the Difference?

Living with a disability is hard enough on a day-to-day basis, but when your disability prevents you from being able to earn a living, it can be even more of a challenge to figure out how you’ll support yourself and your family.  Fortunately, there are government programs such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental […]
January 3, 2020
Do I Need a Boston Workers Comp Lawyer?

Do I Need a Boston Workers Comp Lawyer?

Nobody expects to go to work and experience an injury. While accidents do happen, your life doesn’t automatically pause. You still have responsibilities to take care of following your work-related accident. When your work-related accident leaves you with multiple damages, such as medical bills and lost wages, you deserve fair compensation. However, sometimes obtaining workers comp […]
December 16, 2019
How Much Is a Slip-and-Fall Case Worth?

How Much Is a Slip-and-Fall Case Worth?

It’s not uncommon for someone who has suffered a serious injury in a slip-and-fall accident to wonder how much they could expect to be awarded if they make the decision to move forward with a personal injury claim. Injury victims want to be sure that their injury settlement is worth the effort, especially if they are […]
November 14, 2019
Do I Need a Slip-and-Fall Lawyer?

Do I Need a Slip-and-Fall Lawyer?

After suffering a serious fall, you may be wondering what your options are in terms of financial recovery. This is particularly true if your injuries are severe. It can be difficult to determine whether you should file a civil lawsuit, whom your claim would be against in a fall, but when you reach out to a […]
October 28, 2019
How to Win a Social Security Disability Appeal

How to Win a Social Security Disability Appeal

If you have applied for social security disability (SSD) benefits and your claim has been denied, you should know that you aren’t alone. As much as 70 percent of SSD applications will receive a denial. This is due to a number of different factors, and fortunately, a denial doesn’t mean that you can’t obtain the approval […]
August 28, 2019

Massachusetts Car Accident Laws You Should Know

Getting involved in a car accident is never easy, as they are unexpected and often cause thousands of dollars of damage. Many accidents—particularly wrecks involving 18-wheelers—are also known for producing catastrophic injuries that can have a lasting effect on your life.  Fortunately, injury victims have the option to pursue compensation from those responsible for causing their […]
July 30, 2019
How to Calculate a Massachusetts Workers Comp Settlement

How to Calculate a Massachusetts Workers Comp Settlement

When you have suffered an on-the-job injury, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits through your employer’s insurance company. Although it is certainly possible to settle a workers compensation claim for one lump sum, this is strongly discouraged almost universally, as you may require future medical care that will not be covered if you do […]
July 5, 2019

Can I Sue the MBTA for an Injury?

Being involved in a collision with a public transportation bus such as the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) can be traumatic. In addition to dealing with the physical implications of such an accident, it is quite possible that you will also struggle financially if you are unable to work while recuperating; and psychologically if the accident […]
July 1, 2019

Suing for Wrongful Death in Massachusetts

Preventable deaths are some of the most difficult ones to cope with, and if your loved one has succumbed to a devastating injury brought about by the reckless, irresponsible, negligent, or wrongful act of another, you may be able to seek damages through a Massachusetts wrongful death claim.  However, there are many legal aspects of MA […]
June 20, 2019

How to Report a Car Accident in Boston

Immediately following a motor vehicle collision, there are many steps to take. Among them is obtaining any medical treatment you might need, filing an accident report, and exchanging insurance information with the liable party. However, if you’ve never been in a car accident in Boston, you may not know how to go about reporting the accident […]
May 24, 2019

How a Social Security Disability Lawyer Can Help You

Whether you have just been diagnosed with a disability that is preventing you from being able to earn a living, or you have been suffering with your disability and are beginning to struggle financially from the lack of income, securing social security disability benefits can ease the monetary burden hovering over you. At a time when […]
May 2, 2019

Slip-and-Fall on Ice in a Commercial Parking Lot: Can I Sue?

If you’ve fallen in a parking lot outside of your favorite restaurant or shopping center and suffered a serious injury as a result of your fall, you have the right to seek compensation from the person or persons who are to blame for the fall. Many people might assume that no one can be responsible for […]
February 10, 2020

Social Security Disability and SSI: What’s the Difference?

Living with a disability is hard enough on a day-to-day basis, but when your disability prevents you from being able to earn a living, it can be even more of a challenge to figure out how you’ll support yourself and your family.  Fortunately, there are government programs such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental […]
December 16, 2019
How Much Is a Slip-and-Fall Case Worth?

How Much Is a Slip-and-Fall Case Worth?

It’s not uncommon for someone who has suffered a serious injury in a slip-and-fall accident to wonder how much they could expect to be awarded if they make the decision to move forward with a personal injury claim. Injury victims want to be sure that their injury settlement is worth the effort, especially if they are […]
November 14, 2019
Do I Need a Slip-and-Fall Lawyer?

Do I Need a Slip-and-Fall Lawyer?

After suffering a serious fall, you may be wondering what your options are in terms of financial recovery. This is particularly true if your injuries are severe. It can be difficult to determine whether you should file a civil lawsuit, whom your claim would be against in a fall, but when you reach out to a […]
October 28, 2019
How to Win a Social Security Disability Appeal

How to Win a Social Security Disability Appeal

If you have applied for social security disability (SSD) benefits and your claim has been denied, you should know that you aren’t alone. As much as 70 percent of SSD applications will receive a denial. This is due to a number of different factors, and fortunately, a denial doesn’t mean that you can’t obtain the approval […]
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