Are you looking at applying for a long term disability claim? If yes, the first thing that you should do is to hire the services of a lawyer. This is because you will most likely be inundated with paperwork and requirements meant to derail you and bog your efforts down in making that claim.
Tuesday, 29 March 2016
Thursday, 24 March 2016
Long Term Disability (LTD) in Massachusetts is a program that allows you to receive regular income when you are disabled. It protects you and your family by providing a steady income while you are recovering from injuries or illness.
Friday, 18 March 2016
While you’re recovering from an accident, the last thing you would want to do is to get involved in the paperwork and legalities of filing a personal injury claim. Moreover, without the knowledge and expertise required, you are likely to be a victim of the cruel tactics of your insurance company determined to deny your claim. This iss where the importance of hiring one of the good personal injury lawyers in Northampton, MA, comes in. With professional assistance and guidance, your chances of getting your claim approved are higher.
Sunday, 13 March 2016
Not every personal entitles the injured person to compensation for his pain and suffering. However, it is all too often the case that when a person does suffer an injury caused by the negligence of another, for example in an auto accident, the insurer for the negligent party does everything it can to delay or avoid paying just compensation. The people of Massachusetts deserve better and they need to know when they require the help of a Massachusetts personal injury lawyer. If an insurer will not pay workers compensation Massachusetts workers’ compensation laws protect employees in the case of injuries arising out of and in the course of employment. The law provides that employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance, and that insurers must pay weekly wage replacement benefits and other benefits on valid claims.
Saturday, 12 March 2016
Workers compensation is a type of compulsory insurance, provided by employers for their employees, that provides wage replacement, medical expenses coverage and other benefits to employees for injuries arising out of and in the course of employment. As part of the grand bargain that led to employers having to carry this kind of insurance, workers’ compensation law prohibits employees from suing their employers if they are injured do to their employers’ negligence. So for example, if an employer negligently fails to provide a guardrail and because of that an employee falls and is injured, the employee would be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits but could not sue the employer for pain and suffering and other damages the way that he could if the accident happened at a store or a restaurant rather than at his place of employment.
Long Term Disability (LTD) is a means of recuperating a portion of your income over an extended period of time if you are injured and cannot work due to an injury or illness. You must either carry long term disability insurer purchased directly from an insurer or be a participant in a long term disability plan sponsored by your employer or union to be eligible for benefits. If an illness or injury prevents you from working, and if you have been disabled through what insurers call an ‘elimination period,’ then you can apply for benefits. You can begin the process by notifying your insurer or insurance representative, or by notifying the human resources department at your place of employment.
Friday, 11 March 2016
Each year, thousands of people file long term disability claims after becoming injured or sick, or after a long, chronic illness or injury makes them unable to continue working. The long-term disability claims process can be tedious and complicated. Understanding the process is therefore important for those who are applying for benefits or may have to apply for them at som point. Many people also choose to seek help from reputable lawyers in Northampton, MA in order to make the process smoother. Providing the right information is key The long-term disability claim application process involves first notifying the employer or insurer of your need to file a claim. The insurer or employer supplies forms that the applicant must complete and return. There are also forms for the person’s treating physicians to complete and return.
Everyone doesn’t want to be involved in any kind of accident. However, sometimes there's nothing you can do to prevent them from happening. In Massachusetts, thousands face the unexpected every year. In fact, for every 100,000 residents of the state, injuries result in an annual 10,915 emergency room visits, 915 hospital admissions, and 43 deaths. Because of the prevalence of this problem, insurance companies and other relevant entities are all too ready to defend themselves when it comes to providing compensation. That's why it's so important to hire a competent and experienced Massachusetts injury lawyer to ensure your rights are protected.
Thursday, 10 March 2016
On the job work accidents are never expected. When they do happen, they instantly change the life of the person who is injured. The injured individual may be facing a long recovery, expense of medical bills, loss of employment, or other life-changing disabilities. In the state of Massachusetts, workers may be entitled to compensation as a result of an on-the-job injury. Unfortunately, getting that compensation is not always easy. When workers file a workers compensation claim, sometimes their employer or their insurance company does not treat them fairly. An insurance company may unexpectedly deny the workers claim. Or they may delay paying for medical treatment or withhold certain benefits that the injured individual is due. In these cases, it may be in the injured worker’s best interest to consult a Massachusetts workers compensation attorney.
Wednesday, 9 March 2016
Getting injured while working is not something that anyone can predict or prepare for well in advance. At most, what employers can do is make sure that the employees are covered by a Workers’ Compensation insurance. As the name implies, Workers’ Compensation is provided to those employees who get involved in an accident, or get injured, while in the line of work. In some states such as Massachusetts, Workers’ Compensation is a requirement for employers. Now, while this may be so, some employees are not keenly aware of what benefits they could expect under the Workers’ Compensation Program.
Wednesday, 2 March 2016
If you ever get injured while on the job, you are entitled to benefits known as worker’s compensation. If you are not aware of these benefits or don’t understand how they work, you can always get help from a worker’s compensation lawyer. These professionals will provide sound legal advice so you know what you are entitled to after one of these work-related incidents.