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When States Let Employees Opt Out of Paying Workers’ Compensation

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When States Let Employees Opt Out of Paying Workers’ Compensation   Getting hurt on the job is not an uncommon phenomenon. Employees who meet with any sort of injury at the workplace are liable to receive workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation is defined as “remedial social legislation to ensure that employees hurt on the job will be paid without regard to fault.”   The workers’ compensation program was created to protect employees injured on the job. The benefits of this claim may include medical costs, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs. The workers’ compensation program is a state-mandated insurance program.   Many employees have no clue that...

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What Steps You Should Take After You Sustain a Slip and Fall Injury

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What Steps You Should Take After You Sustain a Slip and Fall Accident   A slip and fall injury may seem like a minor accident, but in the wrong circumstances, it can cause extensive damages to the brain, head or back. If a person is injured by slipping or tripping and falling due to a dangerous condition on the premises, it can be categorized as a slip and fall injury. If the fall took place inside or outside a building and was caused by conditions such as uneven floors, debris on floors, poor lighting, potholes, ice, snow, or other hidden hazards,...

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How to Find the Best Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in New Jersey

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A work injury can be classified as a sort of accident or occupational hazard that occurs at the professionalism. These sort of injuries can lead to physical and mental trauma. If you have suffered a serious work-related injury, then it is a good idea to hire a workers’ compensation lawyer to handle your case.   Workers’ compensation law is multifaceted and requires highly specialized attorneys who are experienced in the field. There are various lawyers who are not well-versed in workers’ compensation law, who would be willing to take a risk with your case. You must search out for an attorney who...

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Personal Injury Lawyer: 5 Myths About Making a Personal Injury Claim

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5 Myths About Making a Personal Injury Claim If you found yourself suddenly injured, it would leave you devastated. Not only would you have to undergo treatment for the injury, but you would also have to deal with the pain. The associated mental agony is no less either. If your injury was caused by a fault of another person, the best thing to do in such a situation is to file a personal injury claim and get the compensation that you deserve.   Unfortunately, a lot of people remain uncertain and strangely reluctant to publicize their cases that led to personal injury and...

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What to Expect When You Go to a Workers’ Compensation Hearing

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What to Expect When You Go to a Workers' Compensation Hearing   If you've lost hope from your employer and the insurance company that was meant to cover you for job-related injuries it could really be heartbreaking. It is a sign of arrogance on part of your employer along with the insurance carrier and their team of lawyers. Do not fret though! The legal system will be able to provide you with justice once you claim workers’ compensation.   Unfortunately, it can be a long and tedious process with many negotiations and meetings undertaken for settling the issue. No worries if you cannot get...

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Why the Guidance of a Personal Injury Lawyer is Helpful for Your Case

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Why the Guidance of a Personal Injury Lawyer is Helpful for Your Case   Life is unpredictable and many-a-times, it confronts us with uncalled for situations, leaving us baffled and disheartened. Accidents that lead to subsequent personal injury are among such unfortunate situations and incidents.   Often, these accidents result entirely from someone else’s negligence and at such times, filing a personal injury claim becomes imperative. Many people suffer in silence because they are apprehensive of a tedious legal process that involves claiming compensation. However, in order to overcome the many losses that personal injuries lead to, claiming compensation is necessary, and it...

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What Steps to Take After Your Workers’ Compensation Claim is Denied

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What Steps to Take After Your Workers’ Compensation Claim is Denied Was your workers’ compensation claim denied? You may be feeling disappointed but, there is legal recourse for this situation.   Filing an appeal for workers’ compensation denial can be rewarding but, it is a complicated legal process governed by state laws. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can guide you through the steps and help you fill out the documents required for the process and get you the compensation you are entitled to.   The first step to determine the future course of action is to understand the reasons for the denial of compensation....

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Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty About Your Personal Injury Claim

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Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty About Your Personal Injury Claim   Being injured in an accident or due to the fault of another person is no laughing matter. You are entirely justified to ask for compensation.   While the law is clear about this aspect, the perception about making a personal injury claim is often mired in controversy. It is heightened by the negativity attached to such claims with the press going into an overdrive and painting the injured person as a villain. In fact, about 95% of all personal injury cases are settled pre-trial. So do not feel guilty about filing a personal...

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What You Should Do If You Have Suffered Back Pain From a Work Injury

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What You Should Do If You Have Suffered Back Pain From a Work Injury   After hand injuries, back injuries are supposed to be the most common workplace injury. Back injuries can include: Lower back strain Bulging, herniated, and slipped disks Fractured vertebrae Pinched nerves Spinal cord damage The lower spine and disks are extremely sensitive and prone to get injured while at work or while lifting heavy equipment. Loads that are too heavy to lift or improper or stooped posture can also increase a worker’s chances of suffering a back injury.   Most of those who suffer a back injury at the workplace are...

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What You Need to Know About Distracted Driving During a Car Accident

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What You Need to Know About Distracted Driving During a Car Accident Ever got a text while you were driving? Ever watch people crossing the road nonchalant and engrossed on their handheld devices? The number of accidents that cause personal injuries that you hear almost daily involving distraction is alarming. How dangerous is distracted driving? Let's find out:   What exactly is distracted driving? According to the CDC distracted driving is when a driver takes his eye off the road for a period of time. There are three main types of distraction: Visual - When you take your eyes off the road for a few seconds. Manual...

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