Some employers are reluctant to compensate employees for injuries received while working. As a result, an employee could face discrimination and other acts once they return to work. If you feel that your employer is treating you unfairly after filing for workers' comp, here is what you need to know. Can Your Employer Terminate or Demote You? One of the biggest concerns that employees have after filing a claim for workers' comp is whether or not their employers will terminate or demote them.
8 April 2016
Getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle is a big responsibility. Accidents are common on the nation's roadways. Even though you might be fortunate enough to avoid being involved in an accident yourself, it's very possible that you might witness an accident while you are driving. In order to protect yourself from litigation (even though you weren't involved in the accident) here are three things you need to keep in mind.
28 March 2016
Medical malpractice is a serious offense that can be damaging to your reputation, your finances, and your medical practice as a whole. Medical malpractice occurs when a medical provider purposely neglects best practices or demonstrates intent to harm a patient. That means that even if you don't mean to injure your patient, they can take up legal action against you if they deem your actions to be responsible for their harm.
23 February 2016
If you recently lost a loved one, then a wrongful death lawsuit might be on your mind. Such a lawsuit is an excellent way of getting the compensation that you might sorely need, so it is certainly an option to seriously consider. However, lawsuit rules can vary dramatically from state to state, which means that you need to familiarize yourself with exactly how your state treats lawsuits. To help you out with that, here are some of the key laws to consider when it comes to filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Oregon:
23 February 2016
Many people enjoy heading out on the open road and riding their motorcycle. As fun as it is, you also have to exercise caution to make sure you are safe and secure when riding. Even though you do everything you can on your end, you cannot control what everyone else is going to do. Motorcycle accidents happen more often than you might think. In the event you were injured in an accident, you need to make sure you seek help from an attorney and a licensed medical practitioner.
10 February 2016
If a delivery truck driver strikes you as you cross the road in a designated crosswalk, contact a truck accident lawyer for help. The driver may be negligent and responsible for your injuries. Crosswalks are designed to protect pedestrians as they cross from one side of the street to another. However, some drivers refuse to yield to the signs or speed up to cross in front of pedestrians anyway. The careless driving tactics can lead to dangerous situations and injuries for pedestrians.
26 January 2016
No one ever expects to be injured in an auto or workplace accident. They just happen. Oftentimes, when you least expect them to. Being injured takes a lot out of a person. You end up having to deal with the insurance company to try and recover your damages and your doctor to come up with a treatment plan to overcome your injuries. It seems like one thing after another. Because of all the chaos and stress, many people end up making mistakes that jeopardize their settlement and cause them to lose out.
14 January 2016