Our Practice Areas

Workers’ Compensation

If you have been injured at work, the Law Offices of Landman Akashian & Macklow, LLP can help.  As experts in this complex field with a combined total of over 90 year’s experience, we help injured workers’ secure the benefits that they need.

We know what needs to get done to help people get back on track.  We know how critical it is to act quickly and aggressively to obtain monetary and medical benefits.  We understand that the insurance companies try to confuse and take advantage of regular people.  We know that when you are unable to work due to an injury your mortgage is still due and your family commitments are not met.

We are proactive in filing claims at the Department of Industrial Accidents so that you can have your “day in court” to prove your case.  Our office is confident that we can effectively pursue your claim and put you back in charge of your life.

Landman Akashian & Macklow, LLP handles every aspect of representing injured workers before the Department of Industrial Accidents.

Your livelihood means everything to you and your family.  It is our goal to insure your financial security and assist you in getting the necessary medical treatment to help you recover.

 

Real Estate

The Law Firm of Landman, Akashian & Macklow, LLP, represents a vast array of buyers, sellers, and lenders in both residential and commercial real estate transactions, including representing lenders in refinance closings.

Our offices are conveniently located throughout The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in Boston, Worcester, Westborough, Milford, Newburport and North Andover. We make it easy for you to meet with our team, no matter where you are located.

Landman, Akashian & Macklow, LLP has extensive experience in the process of conducting real estate closings on behalf of our clients. The firm’s biggest strength is our ability to offer valuable and essential services to buyers, sellers and lenders, particularly those involved in this process for the first time.

Our vast experience includes the ability to guide buyers and sellers comfortably and effortlessly through the entire real estate transaction, from the “Offer to Purchase” stage, to reviewing and negotiating the “Purchase & Sale Agreement”, right through to the closing, and beyond.Our commitment of competent and professional service to our clients is paramount.

We have conducted thousands of residential real estate closings, and our courteous, well-trained staff is always just a phone call, or click of the mouse, away.

 

Social Security Disability

The Attorneys at the Law Offices of Landman Akashian & Macklow are dedicated to getting you the Social Security benefits you deserve as quickly as possible.  To do so, we file all applications and appeals online to ensure an immediate response from the Social Security Administration.

We can explain your rights in the complicated federal system of Social Security Disability.  Our dedicated attorney will file the initial application for you, and represent you at hearing.

If you have been disabled from work for a period of twelve months or you expect that you will be disabled for twelve months or more contact our office.

Click here for more information on the Social Security process.

 

Personal Injury

If you have been injured due to the negligence of someone else either in a motor vehicle or motorcycle accident, or from a slip and fall or from a dog bite, then the Law Offices of Landman Akashian & Macklow, LLP are ready to help you.

There is no attorney fee for a consultation, and we get paid on a contingency basis, which means we do not get paid unless we collect money for you from the responsible party in a settlement or court judgement.

Landman Akashian & Macklow LLP, is committed to bringing you the result you deserve. Your case will be handled on a day to day basis by your attorney, and the staff at Landman Akashian & Macklow LLP will be working together as a team to ensure that your case is thoroughly handled and that you are informed of each and every step during the process. We are prepared and equipped to take each and every step necessary to bring about a just result to your case from initial communication with the insurance company to settlement or court judgement.

We have collected settlements and verdicts on behalf of our personal injury clients and will aggressively pursue your claim for injuries from your Automobile, Truck, Motorcycle, Taxi and Bus Accidents, being Bitten by a Dog and Slip and Fall Accidents.

There are certain personal injury cases (Medical Malpractice, Products Liability or Wrongful Death) that require the involvement of an attorney with special skill and knowledge in an injury area, and Landman Akashian & Macklow has established a working relationship with such attorneys, and is able to easily refer you to one of them.

 

Accidental Disability Retirement

Massachusetts Accidental Disability Attorneys

If you are a public employee, and have been injured at work, you may have rights in addition to your workers’ compensation claim called Accidental Disability Retirement. Accidental Disability Retirement (or “ADR”). Generally, public employees include state, county, city or town employees, and employees of most public authorities.  If you contribute to the public employee pension system, you may be entitled to Accidental Disability Retirement in connection with your work injury.

How much does Accidental Disability Retirement Pay?

Accidental Disability Retirement pays an injured public worker 72 percent of his or her pre-injury regular compensation. While eligibility for Accidental Disability Retirement is reviewed periodically, once an injured public employee is awarded benefits he/she almost always receives Accidental Disability Retirement for the rest of his or her life.

It is important to note that you will not be able to collect the full Accidental Disability Retirement allowance in addition to your Workers’ Compensation benefits.

Who is Eligible for Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits?

In order to be eligible for Accidental Disability Retirement benefits you must prove that you are mentally or physically incapable of performing the essential duties of your particular job. You must also prove that the disability is likely to be permanent. Finally, you must prove that the disability is  the natural and proximate result of the personal injury sustained or hazard undergone. However, if the employer is willing to accommodate all of your restrictions and to create a subset of your essential duties, then you may not be entitled to ADR.

Initiating the Application Process

There are a number of steps along the way to receiving Accident Disability Retirement. You must file an application with the appropriate Retirement Board. You must have medical evidence of your disability. You will be examined and your medical condition evaluated by a regional medical panel. You may also be required to attend a hearing before the Retirement Board. The application process can be long and complex. We at Landman Akashian & Macklow LLP have been handling ADR cases for over 25 years. Please contact us to schedule an appointment and consultation to see if you are potentially eligible for ADR.

 

Motor Vehicle Accidents

With more and more drivers on the road, there are going to be times that someone is distracted, driving badly, not paying attention or doing something stupid like texting or drinking and driving.  When this happens, a collision can occur and you may sustain a serious injury.  Often times, even where there is little damage to the vehicles, you may still be hurt.

If you are injured in a collision, you should seek medical attention immediately.  You must also notify your insurance company about the circumstances surrounding the collision.

We know that an automobile collision can change your life.  That is why we tell our clients to concentrate on getting themselves well again; we will handle everything else.

The laws in Massachusetts are very complicated.  The Law Offices of Landman Akashian & Macklow has successfully handled thousands of automobile collisions.  We have experienced attorneys and paralegals ready to do whatever it takes to get you the compensation you deserve.

 

Family Law & Divorce Law

Our office specializes in family law including divorce cases, paternity actions, custody disputes and guardianship matters. We have experience in all areas of domestic relations law, including representing clients in complex property division, child support and alimony.