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Answers to 7 Common Legal Questions After an Auto Accident

You had your entire day planned out, from the moment you got up this morning to when you put the kids to bed at night. You had dozens of things to get done, including several errands. When you left your home, you had no idea that the choice made by an impaired driver would turn your world upside down. In …

The Top 5 Causes of Workplace Injuries in the U.S.

What frequently causes workplace injuries in the United States? With a quick Google search, there’s access to a great deal of information on the topic; however, not all data online is accurate. We’ve done the hard work for you, and compiled data from trusted sources across the web to bring you the top five causes of workplace injuries in the country. Graphs have been included in each …

Can Telecommuters Apply for Workers’ Compensation and Win?

Advances in technology have made it possible for employees to perform their duties at locations other than the employer’s location. According to a recent study, 3.7 million employees in the United States work from home at least half of the time. Telecommuting is becoming more popular because it benefits both the employer and the employee. According to a recent study, …

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Road Safety Laws for Kids in Oregon

Facts About Children in Motor Vehicle Accidents According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 638 American children no older than 12 died in motor vehicle accidents during 2013. That same year, 127,250 children nationwide were injured in motor vehicle accidents. Oregon has adopted travel safety law for kids requiring use of proper child restraints in an …

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Preventing Stress In The Workplace

Are you stressed at work? If so, you are not alone. A survey by Harris Interactive done for Everest College found that 83% of American workers experience stress because of their job. Of the stressors reported by employees, the top two sources of stress in the workplace remained unreasonable workloads and low pay. Other stressors that were reported by employees …

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Guide to Biking Safely on the Roads

Bicycling in Oregon is an enjoyable pastime for people of all ages. It is an excellent form of exercise and a pleasant way to spend time outdoors; the entire family can spend time together doing something healthy, and bicycling can be very relaxing. Besides riding bicycles for recreation, people are increasingly using bicycles as a form of transportation. Commuting to …

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Personal Injury Lawsuits in the United States

Personal injuries occur every year. We see a variety of injuries in the United States, including defective products, auto accidents, bicycle accidents, slip and falls, assault and work-related injuries. A number of factors determine if your injury leads to a settlement. You will have a better chance of winning your settlement if you follow specific legal steps to filing your …

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What to Expect During Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

1) At first it will seem like nothing is happening After you retain an attorney, your attorney notifies the insurer of the start of representation, and the insurer sends your medical file to your attorney. That can take anywhere from 10 days to two weeks. After the file is received it is electronically organized into various files (such as correspondence, …

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Get the Most From Insurance Companies If a Work Injury Occurs

Workers’ compensation insurance is a “no-fault” government mandated program that assures workers will receive benefits in order to recover from their work injury. Businesses are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance in the state of Oregon. Employers can get insurance from a private market or the state. Workers’ compensation insurance through the state is typically more expensive. The goal is …

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The Consequences of Driving Impaired is a Serious Matter

Medical impairments can decrease reaction time and cause traffic accidents. A serious injury or death can occur. Your license can be lost or suspended. It can be better to voluntarily quit driving if you have a severe or uncontrollable symptom. The Law Offices of Bailey and Yarmo earns personal injury settlements for victims of car accidents from impaired drivers. Common …