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A Few Simple Things That Can Affect Your Settlement In A Personal Injury Lawsuit

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When you have been injured in any type of accident, there are a few simple things you may do or not do that will have an effect on how much money you will receive. While you do not want to seem greedy, you should not have your settlement reduced because of a simple mistake you made that had nothing to do with the injuries you received. Failure to Hire a Personal Injury Law Firm Read More»

Pleading Insanity: Why Mental Illness Isn't Enough And How Insanity Is Proven

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While the insanity defense may be one of the better known defense tactics used during criminal trials, it also one of the least common and least successful. It is a rare tactic, because there is much confusion around what it means to be criminally insane, and whether mental illness would qualify as a valid excuse. Why Mental Illness Isn’t Enough If the defendant of a criminal trial has struggled their whole life with a diagnosable mental illness, it may seem obvious that their mental illness contributed to their crime, but that’s not always true. Read More»

Personal Injury Law: 5 Helpful Tips For Filing A Slip And Fall Lawsuit

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If you have slipped and fallen at a store or at work and you are severely injured, you might be able to file a lawsuit. Even if your injuries are not severe, you might still be able to receive medical or monetary compensation for your suffering. Although slip and fall cases are difficult, you can still file and win. Here are five tips to help get you started: 1. Inform the Owner Read More»

So, You Have Skin Cancer...Is Workers' Compensation A Possibility?

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Some people tend to think that working outdoors can be healthier than working indoors. After all, you are getting exercise and fresh air when you’re working outside. Inside, you may be enjoying the cool or warm air depending on the season, but you are likely sitting in a chair all day and staring blankly at a computer. However, working outdoors, especially for an extended period of time, can be dangerous. One of the common things that workers endure is skin cancer. Read More»

2 Signs That You Shouldn't Settle Without Filing A Car Insurance Claim

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In most cases, you will have to deal with an insurance company for compensation for damages and injuries after a car accident, so it is important to hire a lawyer who is experienced in such issues to help you negotiate with the insurer of the at-fault driver and get you a fair amount of compensation. The temptation to dodge the insurance companies and settle directly with the other driver is strong however, especially if it is someone you know and trust, as this could spare you a lot of legal red tape and save you time. Read More»

Avoiding The Slip And Fall Accident In The Workplace

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No matter where you work, the potential for some sort of accident exists. Even conscientious employers cannot eliminate all possible hazards, although they are required by law to make your working environment as safe as possible. Employers failing to provide adequate fall protection was the number one violation reported to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in 2014. Falls also constitute 25% of all injury claims per year and account for 65% of all work days lost. Read More»

Can You Get Approved For Disability While Working?

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While waiting for a decision on your Social Security disability benefits application, you have to rely on other sources to pay your bills. Some people believe that the only way to be approved for benefits is to quit your job. However, this is not necessarily true. If you need to keep working while you wait for a decision on your benefits, here is what you need to know.  What Is the Substantial Gain Activity? Read More»

Can You Receive Unemployment If You Were Forced To Quit Your Job?

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If you’ve recently left your job due to hostile or illegal working conditions, you may be investigating options to stretch your household income until you can find a new position. Providing a temporary income to job-seekers is the primary purpose of unemployment insurance (UI) – however, in some cases your UI claim may be denied if your employer alleges that you voluntarily quit your job. Read on to learn more about how quitting your job can affect your UI eligibility, as well as how you can appeal a denial of UI benefits if you believe you’re otherwise entitled to this compensation. Read More»

No Matter How Unusual the Religious Belief, Reasonable Accommodations Should Be Given

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If you have an employee whose religious beliefs put him or her in conflict with some aspect of the job, do you always have to make accommodations? What if the beliefs seem unusual, strange, or out-right odd to you? Does it matter if the employee is an Evangelical Christian or an Asatru that follows Odin? Knowing the answer to those questions can keep your company out of religious discrimination trouble. Read More»

When Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help Prevent Getting Sued

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Personal injury law most often gets associated with plaintiffs, those victims of negligence looking to file a lawsuit. However, there are groups who might want to consider retaining personal injury lawyers to stave off potential lawsuits resulting from accidents. Here are three examples of potential defendants who could benefit from having ready legal advice. Heads of Organizations Leaders of large groups bear the responsibility for the well being of the members. Read More»