Massachusetts is one state that has recovered well in the employment sector since the crash of 2008. It has experienced growth in the labor force as well as an improvement in the state minimum wage. With these developments came a corresponding increase in the number of workers compensation claims. More people in New England states like Massachusetts are entering the labor force at entry and trainee levels, so claims have, naturally, grown in number. This is where the unique skills of a legal team come in.
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
Thursday, 24 September 2015
When you are suffering from a chronic illness, the decision to file a long-term disability claim can be a daunting one. Not only is the process long and riddled with red tape, but the appeal process can make it even longer. In order to help speed things along, take these few simple tips to mind.
Saturday, 19 September 2015
After a car accident, you may be dealing with serious neck, back or spinal cord injuries. While most injuries will heal, it may take months or years for you to fully return to normal. Hiring a personal injury attorney will help you get the compensation that you need to provide for yourself and your family while you heal. How can an attorney help prove that another party's negligence led to the crash? Physical evidence may establish what happened. It is important to gather as much physical evidence of the accident as possible while it is still fresh. Although you will likely be focused on your well being at the scene of the accident, you or someone else likely will take pictures of the scene, including pictures of the autos involved.
Thursday, 17 September 2015
If you hurt your back, break a bone, or develop an illness while you are at work, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits. Federal employees are generally covered under Federal Employees Compensation Act, State employees and workers in the private sector are generally covered under state workers’ compensation laws. Let's take a look at the minimum requirements for eligiblility for workers compensation benefits. You Must Take Time Off Because of Your Injury Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to replace lost earnings resulting from missed work after a work-related injury. Employees must therefore typically miss a certain number of days of work before becoming eligible for benefits.
Tuesday, 15 September 2015
If you have suffered an injury or experienced an illness that will keep you out of work for an extended period of time, you may be entitled to benefits that cover long term disability in Massachusetts. However, the rules for applying for group coverage benefits are complex and you cannot afford to make a mistake trying to get the benefits you need. This is where an attorney can assist you and make it easier to get approved for benefits under your long term disability policy. Your Attorney Knows That Different Conditions Mean Different Rules Chronic pain and mental health disorders are among the most common ailments keeping people from going to work. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to establish the existence or the severity of such problems. Insurance companies routinely deny valid claims or limit benefits by concluding that a claim is not debilitating or cannot be objectively verified.
Monday, 14 September 2015
Dealing with a long-term disability brings unique challenges. First, there is the challenge that comes from the physical, mental, and emotional effects of the disability itself; then, there are the financial ramifications that come from being unable to work. It is imperative that individuals who have workers compensation or long-term disability cases find an attorney who can help them. Fighting for long-term disability from an employer or an insurance company is not easy without legal help.
Sunday, 13 September 2015
Whether you got hurt in a car accident, suffered a slip-and-fall accident, or were injured at work, you could suffer from chronic pain for the rest of your life. You may also have thousands of dollars in medical bills to worry about in addition to other expenses that you may not be able to pay while you are out of work. Fortunately, personal injury lawyers may help you get all of the compensation that you are entitled to receive. Compensation for Medical Bills and Other Costs After a car accident or any other accident involving a serious injury, you may need to go to the hospital. In addition, you may need to pay for long-term physical therapy, long-term home care, a wheelchair or other device to help you function in daily life.