If you are buying or selling a home, or if you are making a claim against your employer's workers' compensation policy, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney. Both of these situations entail significant legal consequences and may affect you for years to come. It is important to understand the decisions that you make in connection with real estate purchases and sales and workers' compensation claims. At Pulgini & Norton, our Fitchburg real estate attorneys and workers’ compensation lawyers can provide knowledgeable advice and legal representation.Buying or Selling a Home
Residential real estate transactions may be complex, and for many people they are the most expensive transactions of their lives. It is often helpful for buyers and sellers to work with real estate agents or lawyers. They can advise sellers on such matters as what needs to be done to get a home into its most attractive state to make it marketable. Often, putting a home in turn key condition will make it more saleable. Most buyers do not want to buy a home that needs a lot of work. Real estate transactions often get derailed during the home inspection process.
It may be helpful for a buyer to build a home inspection contingency into a real estate purchase offer. That way, the home inspection and any other inspections are usually completed before the purchase and sale agreement is executed, and problems that are discovered during the inspection may be addressed in the purchase and sale agreement. Sometimes a home inspection is added as a contingency to the purchase and sale agreement.Job Injury Claims
Most employers in Massachusetts must carry workers' compensation insurance. This is a system whereby when an employee is hurt on the job or acquires a job-related illness, they can claim benefits rather than sue the employer. The workers' compensation system does not require the worker to prove fault, and a worker may collect through this system even if they were partially or fully to blame for their injuries. Benefits that may be available include medical benefits, survivors' benefits, disability benefits, and disfigurement, scarring, and loss of function benefits.
Once you report your injury or illness, your employer will report the claim to its insurer. The insurer will investigate and will either start paying benefits or deny your claim. Even if you start receiving payments, you should be aware that there is a 180-day pay without prejudice period. The receipt of benefits does not mean that the insurer accepts liability or that it will continue to pay. The insurer may continue to investigate. In some cases, investigation includes surveillance of a claimant's social media presence to determine whether there is fraud or exaggeration of the injury or illness.Hire a Real Estate or Workers’ Compensation Attorney in Fitchburg
Fitchburg is located in Worcester County on the Nashua River. The city was the site for the filming of Return to Peyton Place. Whether you are buying a home or trying to obtain workers' compensation benefits, it may be helpful to consult an experienced attorney about your options. At Pulgini & Norton, our Fitchburg workers’ compensation lawyers and real estate attorneys can advise you on the purchase or sale of property or guide you in bringing a workers' compensation claim. For a consultation, contact us online or call us at 781-843-2200.