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What are the Different Types of Personal Injury Claims?

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When bringing a personal injury lawsuit against someone who was negligent, a personal injury attorney will try to get the most money for you from three types of compensation: special compensatory, general compensatory and punitive compensatory. Each one gives a hint as to what damages they include. When choosing a personal injury lawyer, it’s not about the advertising; you should choose one based on experience and the number of successful outcomes. After all, you were injured because a product was defective, you were struck by an object or slipped and fell on a slippery surface. Let’s break down these types...

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Do I Need an Attorney at Law for my Workers’ Compensation Claim?

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The workers' compensation claims process is not always straightforward and employers are not always compliant or eager to agree to pay benefits. If the situation becomes contentious and complicated, you should speak to an experienced workers' comp lawyer to discuss your legal options.   You May Not Need a Lawyer   An employee does not need a lawyer in every single instance of a workplace injury. For example, if you suffer a relatively minor injury that heals within a few days (e.g., a cut on your hand), then you probably do not need the services of a lawyer. Additionally, there are some instances in...

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Am I Able to File a Personal Injury Claim for a Minor?

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An accident can happen at any time to anyone – no matter the age. When a child is in an accident, whether it’s a fall or severe cut, he or she has a right to compensation. In the eyes of the law, a child (minor) is birth up to age 18. However, given the age of the child, a parent (or guardian) can file the claim on his or her behalf. The parent must file a separate personal injury claim for medical bills. A parent can negotiate on behalf of their child because the child cannot file his or her...

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Attorney at Law Outlines the Most Famous Personal Injury Cases

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Understanding Personal Injury for Your Case Personal injury lawsuits have a dual goal: to get justice and damages. When hearing about a personal injury case that could have been prevented, it’s only natural to get angry. It’s also heartbreaking and frustrating when the injuries are severe and cause death to innocent people. Personal injury cases cover more than just a faulty product; they also cover environmental issues and small accidents that were that were covered up only to cause more harm. Personal injury lawsuits have a dual goal: to get justice and damages. . Hiring a personal injury attorney is...

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Can a Stroke Be Covered Under Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

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Stroke patients are people who experience the disturbance of the blood supply to the brain caused by blockage or hemorrhage, which keeps the affected area of the brain from functioning entirely. A stroke is an unpredictable illness that can strike any person at any time, and it can cause permanent neurological damage or even be silent, thereby damaging the brain without external symptoms   What are the Main Causes of Stroke?   Stroke arises out of certain risk factors like high blood pressure, old age, high cholesterol etc. Apart from these, you can suffer from stroke if you engage in labor-intensive activities, overexertion, and...

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Have You Suffered a Slip and Fall Injury? What are the Next Steps?

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Slip & Fall Injuries Require Legal Help There are tons of commercials about lawyers talking about how slip and fall accidents require a personal injury lawyer to get the victim the damages they deserve. “Damages” is odd word choice, considering the damage was done to the victim, particularly head or back injuries. However, the damages refer to the things that will cost you money for you to get better. And the damages can have a domino effect, causing issues with relationships, your family and work. This attorney is trained to get evidence before it disappears and to get background information...

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Can You Still Get Workers’ Compensation Benefits at a Second Job?

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It is quite common to see people working two jobs in order to make ends meet. A lot of people have a full-time job and a part time job. Some others have two or more part-time jobs. If you find yourself in this situation, you might wonder whether getting an injured while at your second job will affect your right to collect workers’ compensation benefits.   The Basics of Workers’ Compensation for a Worker with Two Jobs   Generally, if you get injured at one job, you are entitled to workers compensation benefits. This applies even if you can continue working at another job.   However,...

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Who’s Considered Liable for a Slip and Fall Injury at a Shopping Center?

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  When you go shopping at your favorite store, the last thing on your mind is being involved in a mishap. Doesn’t matter which store you visit, whether it’s a local grocer or a national supermarket chain, it’s the business owners responsibility to make sure that the customers who walk into the store are reasonably safe.   You might be tempted to think that it’s not so much a common occurrence. And some of you might be under the impression that these accidents happen only during big sale events like Thanksgiving or Christmas. Here are some eye-opening facts:   In the 4 year period...

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Can Seasonal Employees Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

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The holiday season generally brings with it numerous openings for seasonal employment. All over New Jersey, businesses need to hire seasonal workers to handle the extra workload. New Jersey also has plenty of seasonal labor to spare if you consider the students who take a break from college activities during the holidays.   If you are a seasonal worker in New Jersey, one question that might come to mind is if you are entitled to workers’ compensation just as a full-time employee would be. To answer this question simply, if you are injured on the job as a seasonal employee, you are...

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What Happens if There is a Wet Floor Sign Around a Slip and Fall Injury

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What Happens if There is a Wet Floor Sign Around a Slip and Fall Injury   Walking quickly without looking is something we have all done at one time or the other. If you're in a hurry, you are likely to walk without looking in any direction or engrossed in your phone. The possibility of slipping on a wet floor or a slick surface is therefore pretty common. A slip and fall injury may result in severe injuries including broken bones and profuse bleeding causing you immense pain and requiring medical intervention.   Is it possible for you to sue the owner of the...

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