Improving Your Workers Compensation Claim Process

Having a work injury is never something that either employees or employers expect on a day-to-day basis. Unfortunately, it is something that happens on occasion and it is important that both parties have certain steps that they take throughout the process. Both the employee and the employer can improve the way a workers compensation claim is handled, and here are some ways to do just that. Report it Immediately If you have been injured at work, the first thing that Continue Reading

Workers Compensation Injuries

One of the most devastating losses that occur to a working adult is a disruption or total loss of their primary source of income. Often, through no fault of their own, hard-working people find that they have been injured on the job to the extent that they are no longer able to perform their regular duties. In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, there are very clear laws about making a claim for benefits under workers compensation, and those who don’t have Continue Reading

Workers Compensation in Massachusetts

Filing a workers compensation claim can be anything but simple. Having to deal with forms, dates, doctor visits, and insurance companies can almost be even more of a pain than what you’re already experiencing. Here are a few fast facts from the Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development website that you should know when dealing with a workers’ comp claim: It can take up to 28 days for your employer’s insurance company to get a check to you for your injuries. Continue Reading

After a Car Accident: Three Facts About Massachusetts Law

If you have been injured in a car accident, there are several things you should know. First, if you suffer personal injuries or damaged property caused by a car accident, you have three years from the date of the accident to go to court for damages. After this time, known as the statute of limitations, a court is likely to refuse to hear a suit. Second, Massachusetts law stipulates that car accidents are adjudicated under modified comparative fault. This means Continue Reading

Auto Accidents Back Injuries

After you’ve been involved in an auto accident, don’t ignore the minor aches and pains. You may think you’re not seriously injured or it may seem like too much trouble or that you’ll gain very little by taking action. If you are having back pain after a car accident it may take weeks and even months for the true injury to surface. Here are a few examples of serious back injuries. Herniated and bulging discs. The 23 discs in your Continue Reading

Auto Accidents Insurance Claim Process: Dealing with Filing, Settlement and Massachusetts Laws

The auto accidents insurance claim process in Massachusetts has some state laws that can add certain protections to accident claims with injuries. Nevertheless, standard procedures are still there in how an insurance company generally deals with your accident, including during the investigation phase. Investigation After Filing Once you’ve filed an injury claim (which can be done online), your insurance company will first look to see if your accident is coverable based on your policy. They’ll also ask you for a Continue Reading

Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon

Attorney Leone represented a juvenile at a Clerk- Magistrate’s “show cause hearing” in the West Roxbury District Court. The juvenile in this particular case had been accused of having committed the crime of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. At the hearing to determine whether there was probable cause, Attorney Leone was able to successfully cross examine witnesses and argue the matter to the Clerk-Magistrate in defense of the client, and the Clerk-Magistrate agreed not to issue the criminal Continue Reading

Charged with Inhalation of a Toxic Substance and Possession of Class B Drugs

Attorney Leone defended a client that was charged with Inhalation of a Toxic Substance, Possession of Class B Drugs, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol. Attorney Leone was able to get the OUI charge dismissed after an evidentiary hearing before the Clerk Magistrate, and subsequently argued the merits of the defense of the Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle Charge, the Inhalation of a Toxic Substance Charge, and the Continue Reading

OUI charge dismissed at Clerk-Magistrate Hearing, Dedham District Court

Our client was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol (OUI) Attorney Leone defended a client at a Clerk-Magistrate hearing at the Dedham District Court. A Clerk-Magistrate hearing is a hearing whereby the Clerk-Magistrate determines whether the Complainant (often a local police department) has proved that there is probable cause that a crime was committed. If the Clerk Magistrate decides that there is probable cause to believe that a crime was committed, then most often Continue Reading

Ways to Discover Hidden Assets During a Divorce

Despite complications to the marriage, most people enter the divorce process believing their soon to be ex-spouse is an honest person. Unfortunately, this is not always the situation. The fact is, dishonesty is a common reason for seeking a divorce. Even if you have no reason to suspect your former partner is dishonest, there is still good cause to be curious and concerned about their finances heading into a divorce. Once a divorce begins, many people will do whatever it Continue Reading