GOT “FULL” COVERAGE?
UNDERSTANDING MASSACHUSETTS AUTO INSURANCE SELECTIONS PAGES: Does this picture look familiar? It should – it is a copy of a Massachusetts car insurance coverage selections page, and a good one to boot. We have highlighted three important “Parts”, which are often overlooked and, in our experience, not understood: Parts 3, 5, and 12. Find your […]
THE “EGGSHELL SKULL” RULE
Did a new injury make an old condition worse or act up again? Massachusetts law has your back, so to speak. An injured person has the right to be compensated for a new injury, which aggravates a pre-existing condition. Since 1935, the law in Massachusetts has been clear that an injured person has the right […]
ATTORNEY STEVEN BALLIN SPEAKS AT FOXBORO POLICE MEETING
On July 8th, Attorney Steven Ballin spoke at a Foxboro Police Department meeting to a group of officers, advising them of steps to take now to protect themselves for the future in the event of an injury on duty. A few highlights from the short presentation included: laws which provide for additional compensation when injured […]
RECEIVING INJURY-ON-DUTY BENEFITS DOES NOT PROHIBIT POLICE OR FIREFIGHTERS FROM MAKING A CLAIM LIKE ANY OTHER CITIZEN
Like any other employee who is injured while at work, police and firefighters are authorized by the same laws, which provide for injury-on-duty wages, to bring claims for their injuries against the responsible third parties. Public safety officers are usually surprised to learn they can collect tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars to compensate […]