When a workplace injury is permanent, you may be paid a lump-sum settlement from the workers' compensation carrier for your employer. Settlements often come after months of being paid partial wage payments and negotiations. When it's possible that you won't be able to work again, it's important to know what you are receiving with your settlement. The longer the period of time between your injury and the settlement, the more likely it is that you will have certain deductions like the ones below.
18 November 2019
Hearing the judge issue a life sentence can be absolutely devastating. Knowing that you will be sitting behind bars for years on end is something that you probably never dreamed would happen to you. Now that you are facing an extended period of incarceration it is important for you to prepare for the experience the right way. There are certainly services out there to help you deal with your tumultuous emotions, but there are also more practical, hands-on people out there who can help with the concrete things that you are concerned about.
20 October 2019
When you think of sex or gender discrimination toward women in the workplace, you may picture men actively harassing the women they work with or obviously being treated differently, such as being passed over for promotions for which they are qualified. However, there are also subtle signs that your workplace is biased against women for which you should be on the lookout. 1. Policy Dictates What Women Are Allowed to Wear but Not Men
23 September 2019
If you're trying to get long-term disability benefits from your employer, you may have your work cut out for you. Many people assume that having access to long-term disability benefits means they won't have to struggle for coverage. Unfortunately, that's not actually the case. Insurance companies don't always like to part with their money, which means you might have a fight on your hands. If you're having a hard time obtaining your long-term disability benefits from your employer, you need to hire an attorney.
18 August 2019
An argument with your spouse or partner got out of hand and the police were called. You ended up being arrested and charged with domestic violence. What now? Well, you can certainly bet that the prosecutor will be looking to make headway in your case any way possible. There are some common tactics that prosecutors use in domestic violence cases that you should be aware of as soon as possible. Here are some things you can expect:
16 July 2019
When you suspect that another person has caused you harm, you might have a legal course of action. It's smart to have a basic understanding of a few common legal concepts and few are more important to how a case is resolved than negligence. Read on to find out how negligence applies to civil torts and why proving it is so important. The Three Elements of Negligence Most people have heard about legal cases where the defendants clearly appeared to be in the wrong, yet they won the case.
12 June 2019
Have you heard that fraud is rampant in workers' compensation claims? You might think so based on popular beliefs. You should know that the incidence of workers' compensation fraud is actually quite low – about 1 or 2 percent. Whether it's just a falsehood that won't die, or it's based on insurance industry smear campaigns, workers who legitimately need benefits may suffer. Read on to find out more about dealing with a work-related injury while under suspicion of fraud.
11 May 2019
Going through a traumatic car accident is never a pleasant event in life, yet this is something that happens to many people. If you were in a collision and are struggling with injuries or trauma from it, you may have the legal right to seek compensation for your damages. If you would like to do this, here are the main three steps you should take to settle your accident case.
4 April 2019
When a loved one calls upon you for help, you may be ready to do anything to get them released from jail. In most cases, that means procuring a bail bond for their release. Unfortunately, many people believe that their responsibilities are fulfilled once their loved one is free. It's easy to imagine how this can happen. Dealing with bail and jail situations are stressful, and very few people are prepared to deal with the details and ramifications of being an indemnitor.
27 February 2019
If you currently have a pending lawsuit against you and are in extreme financial distress, you might be considering bankruptcy as a way out. Before you choose bankruptcy, though, you should find out the effects it would have on the pending lawsuit that was filed against you. If filing for bankruptcy would help you with this, then it might be a good idea to choose this option. If it would not help, you may want to look for a different way out.
22 January 2019