Massachusetts Workers Compensation Claims & Common Injuries

Accidents happen, there’s no denying it. But when an accident in the workplace results in injury, it’s never good news. Many employers are required to have Massachusetts workers compensation insurance in place, or face tax penalties. However it’s obviously in your best interest, as a business owner, to proactively minimize the possibility of claims. If you think injuries and accidents are not likely to happen in your workplace, have a look at the following list of common claims. You may be surprised… Back, neck and arm strain – often from manual exertion such as pushing, pulling and heavy lifting. Repetitive … Continue reading Massachusetts Workers Compensation Claims & Common Injuries

Excise Tax Rebates

Answer: Form STF 126-MVE or click on the link and we will take you there… Massachusetts Abatement of Excise Tax Form Why the form? Well in the old days when you purchased a vehicle or disposed of a vehicle, the changes were tracked through your MA vehicle title or license plates at the registry and forwarded to the MA Department of Revenue. The purchase of vehicles are still reviewed and reported this way, but with hard times upon us the State changed the way they did business. I guess their position is why they should tell us when they owe … Continue reading Excise Tax Rebates

Massachusetts Tornado Relief Fundraiser

Wolpert Insurance Agency will be holding a benefit chicken BBQ to help raise money for the June 2011 Massachusetts tornado victims. Gina Lynch, a self-motivated volunteer has graciously devoted her time and efforts to aide those who have been affected by the tragic tornado earlier this month. Our goal is to raise enough funds to help support her cause as well as the other volunteers involved, including Brimfield’s local church, rescue crews and individuals. Clean-up and rebuilding continues with the support of surrounding towns and neighbors. EVENT DETAILS: Saturday, August 6, 2011 1pm-6pm Wales Irish Pub, 19 Holland Road, Wales, … Continue reading Massachusetts Tornado Relief Fundraiser

When Lightning Strikes, Don’t Be a Victim!

Now that summer has officially begun, so has the heaviest lightning season. In an average year, there are approximately 57 fatalities caused by lightning strikes occurring from June to August. Since the beginning of June, there have already been 4 deaths caused by the severe weather-three of them occurring during agricultural work and one related to tornado search-and-rescue. Last year, there were 29 fatalities, which classifies as a “remarkably low year”. The top 5 states for lightning fatalities over the past 10 years are Florida (62), Colorado (26), Texas (24), Georgia (19) and North Carolina (18). Not every lightning strike … Continue reading When Lightning Strikes, Don’t Be a Victim!

Motorcycles are Vehicles Too!

Although motorcycles only have two wheels instead of four, they are vehicles with the same road rights and benefits as any motor vehicle on the road. A national campaign has been put into place to address motorists and motorcyclists to safely ‘share the road’ with one another. Since motorcycles are not always easy to see, they are reminded to make sure they are visible to other motorists. A law requires riders to complete (and pass) the proper training and courses in order to obtain their motorcycle license just like a motorist driving a car, bus, etc. Another law motorcyclists MUST … Continue reading Motorcycles are Vehicles Too!

Massachusetts’ “Tornado Watch” turns into a reality

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 marks the day of unspeakable devastation to Western Massachusetts and parts of the Central regions as well. Property damage and widespread power outages were the results of the tornado activity and severe winds. About two dozen communities were affected, leaving many residents homeless; four casualties have since been reported. A mounted video camera captured the dramatic path of the debris-filled funnel as it crossed the Connecticut River (video) Although tornadoes are not as common in the Northeast region as other North American regions, the odds of one occurring should never be overlooked. The following are some … Continue reading Massachusetts’ “Tornado Watch” turns into a reality

Having a Difficult Time Understanding Your Auto/Home Policy?

If you’re having a difficult time understanding the ins and outs of your insurance policy, not to worry; you’re not alone! The following information is based on a survey of about 2370 adults (age 18+): approximately 2100 are current drivers; 2080 currently have insurance. More than one-third of insured American drivers who have read (or at least tried to read) some of their insurance policies have had trouble making sense of them. Even though more than 30 states (including Massachusetts and SOME of New England) have established laws made to simply the language in insurance policies-including auto and home-many insureds … Continue reading Having a Difficult Time Understanding Your Auto/Home Policy?

Avon 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer

Approximately 178,480 women and 2030 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year; there are over 2 million breast cancer survivors in the United States who have been treated. Breast cancer is an uncontrolled growth of breast cells. Cancer occurs as a results of mutations/abnormal changes in the genes responsible for regulating the growth cells and keeping them healthy. The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer is one the largest fund-raising programs in the country. Last year, the city of Boston raised over $2.5 million, supplying state grants to support breast cancer awareness and education, screening and diagnosis, access to … Continue reading Avon 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer

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