When you think of a workers compensation claim, you may initially imagine cases like broken bones, burns or lead poisoning. But while these splashy scenarios may all be eligible for workers compensation, you may also be entitled to compensation for more insidious problems such as consistent sleep deprivation. Proving a claim of sleep deprivation may be more difficult than something like a broken leg, but if you have suffered real damages as a consequence of being overworked, you should be able to seek the benefits you need with the assistance of an experienced attorney.
26 July 2016
A car accident can be stressful at any time, but when your vehicle is involved in an accident with a semi truck there is a good chance that the damage and injuries will be more serious due to how large a semi truck is. If negligence or recklessness on the part of the truck driver caused the accident, you are entitled to a financial settlement. Take the following steps after you're injured in an auto collision with a semi truck:
9 July 2016
If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident for which an underage drinker is at fault, you may be entitled to collect additional damages often awarded in accidents involving negligence. The laws in the state where you live may look at accidents where alcohol is involved as an instance of gross negligence in which case you can sue for punitive damages against the drunk driver. In underage drunk driving cases, you also may be able to collect a personal injury settlement from other parties who may share in the responsibility.
25 June 2016
Most people seek the help of a doctor believing that they will be properly treated for their ailments. Unfortunately, mistakes occur within the medical system that can result in the death of a patient that might have recovered had the mistake not occurred. If you suspect that your loved one's death was the result of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your pain and suffering. Here are three things you need to do to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve in the event a loved one dies as a result of medical malpractice.
27 May 2016
When you place your loved one under the care of a nursing facility, you should have complete confidence they will be well taken care of. But for some people, the opposite is true. Nursing home abuse is an all-too-common and serious concern many people face. If you suspect your loved one is being abused, there are important steps you need to take. Gather Information When you have evidence to support your claim, you have a major advantage.
16 May 2016
Being involved in an automobile accident is an experience that many people will have over the course of their lives. Unfortunately, new drivers may not be prepared for how to legally protect themselves following an auto accident. While these events can result in serious damages and injuries, it is possible for victims of auto accidents to pursue compensation for these losses, but this can be complicated if you make some critical mistakes in the moments after your accident.
2 May 2016
Being involved in a car accident is bad enough, but being stuck with medical bills or lost wages that the insurance company won't cover you for can make things exponentially more difficult. As you're going through the process of trying to reach a settlement regarding your car accident case, there are some all-too-common mistakes you'll want to avoid that could actually hurt your case and reduce your chances of reaching a fair settlement.
19 April 2016
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