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  • Exploring Both Workers' Compensation And SSDI

    For those suffering from a work-related injury, the process to get benefits can be confusing. Not only should a hurt worker qualify for their employer's workers' compensation benefits but they may also qualify for a government benefit program from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Read below to find out which program is best for you and how to get the maximum benefit you can after a work-related injury or illness. [Read More]

  • Getting Ready For Your Workers' Comp IME

    When a work-related injury causes you to be out of work for some time, you may be asked to undergo a medical exam to determine the status of your injury. The independent medical exam (IME) comes after you have been recuperating at home for a while. Not all hurt workers have to undergo an IME, so read on to find out more. Not Your Usual Exam It's important for hurt workers to understand how an IME differs from other types of medical exams they may have had in the past. [Read More]

  • Do You Have A Viable Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

    Did a family member recently pass away due to the fault of another person? If so, you could have a viable wrongful death lawsuit. Here are some questions to ask to determine if your case is worth pursuing. Was Negligence Involved? The first thing to ask yourself about the situation was if there was any type of negligence involved that directly led to the person's death. For example, if someone was in an auto accident, know that there are factors that make negligence more apparent than others. [Read More]

  • Birth Defects Due To Medical Negligence

    Although pregnancy is a natural experience for a woman, many of them still seek care from a physician to ensure that everything moves along in a healthy manner. Prenatal care involves a physician closely monitoring the development of the baby, as well as the health state of the mother. One perk of prenatal care is for a physician to prevent birth defects, although sometimes the defects can develop no matter how good of a physician he or she is. [Read More]

  • 3 Ways To Increase Your Auto Accident Settlement

    Just because you were hurt in an auto accident doesn't mean you are going to get a fair settlement. Many insurance companies make you work for a fair settlement. You may need to file a personal injury lawsuit in order to get a just settlement. Even once you file a personal injury lawsuit, there are still specific steps you have to take in order to ensure you get a fair settlement. [Read More]

  • Are Telecommuting Workers Eligible For Workers' Compensation?

    Telecommuting is becoming a more common phenomenon as businesses look for ways to cut costs and find that they do not need to provide a physical space for their employees to perform their jobs. However, just because you are not working in a building controlled by your employer doesn't mean that you won't suffer an injury while telecommuting. Performing Work Duties at Home Even when you are at home, you are in the course of employment when performing direct duties for your employer. [Read More]

  • Tips To Ready Yourself For Personal Injury Court

    Not all personal injury cases end up in front of a judge. In some cases, accident victims are able to negotiate with the at-fault driver's insurer and be paid a settlement rather than going to court. When that doesn't happen, it's best to be ready by following these tips. Be Open and Honest You and your personal injury lawyer share a unique relationship built on trust and honesty. The attorney-client privilege guarantees that you can say almost anything to your lawyer and they cannot breathe a word of it to anyone. [Read More]

  • Motorcycle Wrecks And False Perceptions

    When an accident occurs, the question of fault is of primary concern. Often, you will find the drivers of both vehicles blaming the other for the wreck. Untangling this issue sometimes requires a great deal of investigation and evidence, and the assignment of fault can cause delays and confusion. Unfortunately, when a motorcycle is involved in the accident, it's all too easy to assume that they caused the wreck. This kind of false perception can be unfair when the rider is actually the victim of a careless vehicle driver. [Read More]

  • An Overview of Keeping a Post-Accident Journal

    You should keep a post-accident journal if you are pursuing a personal injury claim. Below is a brief overview of such a journal. Why a Journal Could Help A post-accident journal can help you in various ways, but the following are some of the common reasons you need such a journal. 1. Recording Facts: Personal injury claims or lawsuits take time. Your memory will fade with time. Use your journal to record facts about the accident for ease of recollection or reference later. [Read More]

  • Steps To Take Before Signing An Auto Accident Release Form

    If you have successfully negotiated an auto accident claim, the insurance company will want you to sign a release form before you can cash your settlement check. The release form is a legal document that absolves the defendant and their insurance company from further blame. It basically says that you won't sue the defendant for further damages. Below are a few things to do before signing the release form. Ensure Full Compensation [Read More]