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June 2, 2020
Are Personal Injury Settlements Taxable?

Are Personal Injury Settlements Taxable?

Individuals who have been seriously injured in an accident can’t afford to be stuck with a devastating tax penalty after they have already suffered so much in an accident.  Many injury victims may be hesitant to move forward with a personal injury claim because they worry what tax implications they can expect if they were to […]
April 9, 2020

How to Get Approved for Social Security Disability

When you have become disabled due to an accident, medical condition, or some other reason and are unable to continue supporting yourself and your family, you need to take steps to ensure your survival. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is able to provide social security disability benefits to many disabled citizens across the U.S.  However, […]
April 2, 2020

What to Expect from Your Social Security Benefits During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Social security benefit concerns have been a big discussion in the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  People who already receive benefits are wondering whether they can still expect to collect them; those who had existing applications in place are wondering whether their claims are still being processed; and even more people are wondering whether […]
April 1, 2020

Can You Collect Workers Comp after Contracting Coronavirus in MA?

Massachusetts has taken the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic seriously, ordering all nonessential businesses to close as of March 24, 2020, in order to help stop the spread. Unfortunately, this means that thousands of workers across the state are out of work and unable to earn a living.  But simply being out of work doesn’t mean you […]
February 25, 2020
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Massachusetts?

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Massachusetts?

The unexpected loss of a loved one is sure to be devastating. But before you can take action against those responsible for causing their death, you need to know the laws surrounding wrongful death lawsuits in Massachusetts, including who has the right to file the claim.  Below, we describe in greater detail who can file a […]
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 […]
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 […]
September 28, 2018
The Most Dangerous Intersections in Boston

The Most Dangerous Intersections in Boston

Driving anywhere in Boston can be a challenge. There are numerous pedestrians, bicyclists, and thousands of vehicles that travel throughout Boston every day. Fortunately, most intersections seems to be relatively free of accident reports. However, there are many intersections in Boston that are more dangerous to travel through than others. When you’re injured in a motor […]
September 22, 2015

Most Common Motorcycle Accident Questions

If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you will be left with many questions to answer. Some of these questions are easier to address than others, but each one must be taken on without delay. Here are some of the most common questions: Who caused the accident? Who will cover your medical bills? What if […]
May 22, 2015

OSHA Tracks Workplace Injury, Illness Statistics

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is staffed with many responsibilities, including tracking workplace injury, illness, and fatality statistics. This data goes a long way in helping companies prevent accidents, while allowing workers in each industry to understand the risk they are taking on. Earlier this week, we discussed the steps to take if you […]
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