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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
June 21, 2018
Working and Social Security Disability

Working and Social Security Disability

When you are going to be collecting Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you are usually able to at least work part-time, despite receiving benefits. However, there are many complicated rules, and working while collecting SSD can influence your benefits. If you are considering a part-time job in addition to your SSD benefits, or if you are […]
January 26, 2017

First Snow Brings Pedestrian Fatality

Boston had its first major snowstorm of the season earlier this month, and before the flakes had stopped falling, a crash caused by the slippery conditions had claimed the life of a pedestrian in the city. The victim, Jessica Cosman, was walking on the sidewalk along Sunset Street in Mission Hill when a driver lost control […]
January 10, 2017

Lower Speed Limits in Effect

Beginning this week, you might start to notice new speed limit signs within the city of Boston. Last June, the Massachusetts house and senate overwhelmingly passed a municipal modernization bill, part of which allowed cities and towns more control over certain local regulations, including speed limits. Governor Baker signed it into law in August. Boston has […]
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