What Real Estate Lawyers Do
by aronovlawyer
 Real Estate Law: Closing Guide
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In several real estate transactions, especially in it comes to the sale of a house, you can find a lawyer taking an important role. Though they aren’t necessarily needed in real estate transactions, lawyers make all the legal aspects of these transactions much simpler and their usefulness cannot be overlooked.

Purchasing a house means you are entering a legally binding agreement with the seller. The contract is a crucial part of this process and its contents will directly affect your rights and determine your legal obligations. This is where real estate lawyers shine the brightest as they break things down for you and explain your rights and obligations under the contract. The potential to save time and money here can determine how the next several years of your life will pan out as well as ensuring you avoid any sort of legal problem down the line.

How big a role your lawyer plays in these transactions depends entirely on you. It is as broad as you prefer it to be. In most real estate transactions though, the lawyer reviews and prepares your agreement with the property agent, the purchase agreement, and the closing documents making sure everything is in order while keeping your best interests in mind.

Other roles of a real estate lawyer also include reviewing the abstract of the title, all insurance information, and background checks to ensure the property title is clean and can be transferred with no legal issue such as liens, covenants, easements, etc. Lawyers will take care of all legal documents and registrations.

A real estate lawyer will also keep a close eye on the entire process making sure all the respective parties do their due diligence to make sure you get the proper title. Real estate transactions hinge on the necessary documents being executed and delivered and the sale proceeds being completely paid all in time for closing. Should there be any problems your lawyer will tell you about your rights in your current situation as well as all the viable solutions and options at your disposal.

Having a lawyer on your side is the best way to ensure you stay protected and that you have somebody who keeps your interests in mind. Any legal problems that come about is resolved and remedied by your lawyer to ensure you don’t deal with any legal trouble.

Given the complexity of real estate law, only a properly trained and experienced real estate lawyer can give you a proper analysis of your legal position depending on your state and let you know of the anticipated results of any litigation expenses that can come after the transaction.

Real estate transactions are under the territory of a large body of federal, provincial, and local laws. Your lawyer will make sure the transaction follows all the rules within all applicable laws. So while it isn’t required you get a lawyer when entering a real estate transaction, it is absolutely recommended you get one if you want a clean, problem free transaction.

Robert Aronov & Associates, PC 88-02 136th St, Jamaica, NY 11418 (718) 206-1555 http://www.realestatelawyernys.com

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Legal Eligibility For Workers Compensation & Disability
by shulmanlawqueens
 Workers Compensation Law Blog
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Except in special cases, worker’s compensation covers most employees because most companies are required to purchase some form of insurance to cover their employees. However, the scope of benefits may vary from one employer to another and may depend on state laws and regulations.

Who is Eligible for Worker’s Compensation?

As long as your company employs you as a full-time employee and your employer has worker’s compensation coverage, then you are most likely covered by worker’s compensation.

It is worth noting, however, that while most employers are required to have coverage, in some states, employers with only one or two workers may not be required to get coverage. Some states set a minimum number of employees to require coverage whereas others don’t.

All full-time employees must be covered by worker’s compensation. However, if you are consultant, an independent contractor, or a seasonal worker, then your employer is not required to give you these benefits.

To be eligible for a worker’s compensation claim, your injury must be work-related. In other words, the injury happens while you are doing your job or while you are doing something for the benefit of your employer. Even if you are not in your work place when your injury happens, as long as you are doing it as part of the job, you are still eligible for worker’s compensation.

What Type of Injuries are Covered by Worker’s Compensation?

As long as your injury requires medical treatment, you can make a worker’s compensation claim. However, if the injury is minor and can easily be treated with a first-aid kit, you won’t be able to claim for worker’s compensation. Examples of minor injuries include: minor scrapes, cuts, and minor headaches. In cases where the headache becomes a recurring one, as a direct result of your work, then you can claim for worker’s compensation.

Physical injury, hearing loss, breathing problems or pulmonary conditions, and carpal tunnel are all classified as occupational diseases and as such, are all covered by worker’s compensation.

There are instances, however, where the injury is not physical. For instance, stress or emotional trauma may still be covered by worker’s compensation as long as you can prove that the condition came about as a direct result of your job. Since these conditions are harder to prove, if your employer puts up a fight, you can consult a legal professional to check the eligibility of your claim since state laws also limit the eligibility of psychiatric-related cases for compensation.

Filing a Claim

You should file a claim for worker’s compensation as soon as the incident that caused your injury occurs. Time is important when reporting such claims because most states have restrictions when it comes to how much time you can claim for compensation.

Shulman & Hill Workers Compensation Firm 44 Court St, suite 808 Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 852-4700 http://www.shulmanwc.com

If your employer refuses to accept your claim for worker’s compensation even if it is a legitimate one, you should consult a lawyer. Some employers, for instance, may deny full-time employees worker’s compensation by claiming that the employee is a seasonal worker or an independent contractor. A lawyer can help you file a proper claim so you can receive the benefits under your worker’s compensation coverage.

 

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Workers Compensation & Disability is your legal right!
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Except in special cases, worker’s compensation covers most employees because most companies are required to purchase some form of insurance to cover their employees. However, the scope of benefits may vary from one employer to another and may depend on state laws and regulations.

Who is Eligible for Worker’s Compensation?

As long as your company employs you as a full-time employee and your employer has worker’s compensation coverage, then you are most likely covered by worker’s compensation.

It is worth noting, however, that while most employers are required to have coverage, in some states, employers with only one or two workers may not be required to get coverage. Some states set a minimum number of employees to require coverage whereas others don’t.

All full-time employees must be covered by worker’s compensation. However, if you are consultant, an independent contractor, or a seasonal worker, then your employer is not required to give you these benefits.

To be eligible for a worker’s compensation claim, your injury must be work-related. In other words, the injury happens while you are doing your job or while you are doing something for the benefit of your employer. Even if you are not in your work place when your injury happens, as long as you are doing it as part of the job, you are still eligible for worker’s compensation.

What Type of Injuries are Covered by Worker’s Compensation?

As long as your injury requires medical treatment, you can make a worker’s compensation claim. However, if the injury is minor and can easily be treated with a first-aid kit, you won’t be able to claim for worker’s compensation. Examples of minor injuries include: minor scrapes, cuts, and minor headaches. In cases where the headache becomes a recurring one, as a direct result of your work, then you can claim for worker’s compensation.

Physical injury, hearing loss, breathing problems or pulmonary conditions, and carpal tunnel are all classified as occupational diseases and as such, are all covered by worker’s compensation.

There are instances, however, where the injury is not physical. For instance, stress or emotional trauma may still be covered by worker’s compensation as long as you can prove that the condition came about as a direct result of your job. Since these conditions are harder to prove, if your employer puts up a fight, you can consult a legal professional to check the eligibility of your claim since state laws also limit the eligibility of psychiatric-related cases for compensation.

Filing a Claim

You should file a claim for worker’s compensation as soon as the incident that caused your injury occurs. Time is important when reporting such claims because most states have restrictions when it comes to how much time you can claim for compensation.

Shulman & Hill Workers Compensation Firm 44 Court St, suite 808 Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 852-4700 http://www.shulmanwc.com

If your employer refuses to accept your claim for worker’s compensation even if it is a legitimate one, you should consult a lawyer. Some employers, for instance, may deny full-time employees worker’s compensation by claiming that the employee is a seasonal worker or an independent contractor. A lawyer can help you file a proper claim so you can receive the benefits under your worker’s compensation coverage.

 

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