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Accident Victims: Be Proactive About Your Lost Wages Claim

When someone is injured through the negligence of another person or an entity such as a corporation or municipality, the attorney for the victim pursues a claim for compensation against the negligent party. The compensation can include reimbursement for lost wages resulting from the victim being unable to work. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a staggering …

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Inside Look: A Day in the Life of a Lawyer

It usually comes as a shock when people realize how many hours a week lawyers commit to their practices. A day in the life of a lawyer is anything but a nine-to-five routine with an hour or more for a leisurely lunch. Bloomberg View reported that an attorney at a large law firm works anywhere from 50 to 60 hours …

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Light Duty Work Restrictions: 5 Frequently Asked Questions

Workers’ compensation laws are designed to make it easier for an individual who was injured due to a work-related accident or disease to receive medical care and be compensated for lost wages. The ultimate goal is to allow the worker to recover from the injuries and return to gainful employment. Questions can arise when an employee’s doctor places light-duty work …

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Protect Yourself Against Underinsured & Uninsured Motorists

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident as a driver, passenger, or pedestrian, you assume that your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages will be paid by the liability insurance company covering the driver who caused the accident. This common assumption is undoubtedly because 49 states and the District of Columbia have mandatory insurance laws requiring …

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Wrongful Death Settlements: Compensating Families for Their Loss

The death of a loved one is an emotionally devastating experience for the surviving family members. It can also have dire financial consequences if the family depended upon the deceased individual for support and financial assistance. When the death is caused by the negligence or intentional act of another person or entity, such as a business or government agency, the …

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Slip, Trip and Fall Injuries: Who Is at Fault?

Forget what you see on TV – slips, trips and falls are not a joke. Seeing someone slip and fall on a banana peel in a movie or TV show can be funny, but falling in a store can actually be devastating. Contrary to what movies and television portray, some victims of a slip, trip or fall might not be able …

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Occupational Diseases: The Risks Hiding at Your Workplace

You probably have enough familiarity with state workers’ compensation laws to know that workers are entitled to receive medical treatment for injuries suffered in work-related accidents without having to file lawsuits against their employers. But what about the nagging cough you have that keeps getting worse or the trouble you have hearing other people speaking to you? Either one of …

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Pedestrian Accidents: What You Need to Know

The dangers associated with driving a motor vehicle seem to be on display whenever you turn on a local TV news report. As it turns out, walking in a parking lot or on the sidewalk is not much safer. Almost 5,000 pedestrians lose their lives each year in collisions with motor vehicles. This represents 15 percent of all traffic accident …

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Workers’ Compensation as Exclusive Remedy Is Being Challenged

A system for providing medical care and lost earnings to workers injured in job-related accidents that has existed more than 100 years in the U.S. could be in for some radical changes in 2016 and beyond. Workers’ compensation was designed to make it easier for individuals to receive benefits by eliminating lawsuits against employers in favor of an insurance-based system. …

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7 Traits of an Excellent Personal Injury Attorney

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured, it’s natural to want the best personal injury attorney you can find. Most practicing lawyers have the ability to provide competent legal counsel, but certain traits distinguish good lawyers from great ones. If you’re in the important process of deciding on a personal injury attorney for your case, consider the …