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What is SIRVA and How Does it Apply to Workers’ Compensation?

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What is SIRVA? How Does it Apply to Workers’ Compensation? Vaccines are utilized as a mechanism to help protect people from various diseases and illnesses that have proven resistant to conventional treatment. The way a vaccine works is that a weaker version of the disease is injected into the body. After the immune response builds up a defense to the weaker version, it will be able to withstand the infection.   However, there may be some risks to taking a vaccine. One such change is the development of SIRVA. This is an acronym for “Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration.” What is SIRVA? SIRVA...

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What are the steps to Appealing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

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Navigating a workers' compensation case is quite the journey, that tends to be difficult and long. Each step takes focus and meticulous planning, and there should not be a single shortcut or mistake throughout the process! To appeal successfully, you must be sure to work with an experienced workers' compensation lawyer to guide you through the twists and turns of your case in actual time. Deadlines are strict, and if they are not adequately met then you might get lost along the way, and it could cost you in attorney fees. Often, the most frustrating part of the workers' compensation claim...

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Wrist Tendonitis: What Is The Process for Filing Workers’ Compensation?

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Repetitive stress injuries such as wrist tendonitis are quite common, especially in labor-intensive professions. Tendonitis of the wrist is also an injury generally covered under New Jersey’s workers’ compensation laws. The reality is that many industries, particularly manufacturing and industry jobs, require a great deal of repetitive physical activity. These activities could result in work-related injuries that create stress on body parts that are heavily involved in completing certain job duties. As a result, filing for workers’ compensation could be a possibility depending on your scenario. Despite its commonality, however, employers and workers' comp insurance companies might contest or deny...

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How can I get a Lawyer to take my Personal Injury Case?

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Guide on How to Get a Personal Injury Lawyer to Take Your Case You're frustrated, you're hurt, and you're vulnerable. Maybe you got hurt in a slip and fall. Or maybe it was an auto accident. You have medical bills piling up. You're also online and you reach out to Google for help, asking it "Find a personal injury lawyer near me." You've been injured and want to sue. But you are wondering how to get a lawyer to take your case. Follow Craig Altman's guide! You're ready to take that first step and you're hoping the tried and true robots behind Google's algorithm will...

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Can Workers’ Compensation Settlements be Taxable?

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Can Workers’ Compensation Settlements be Taxable? Here is a common question asked by recipients of workers’ compensation benefits in New Jersey: Is workers’ compensation taxable? The answer is probably no. While there is a minor nuance to the question, both state and federal tax laws generally exempt workers’ compensation benefits from income tax calculations. This is because of the unique nature of the workers’ compensation system and the fact that workers are being "made whole" by receiving workers comp rather than generating income that would be subject to state or federal taxation. What is Workers’ Compensation? The workers’ compensation system in New Jersey...

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How to Receive Compensation of Personal Injury for Pregnancy?

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Increased Compensation for Pregnancy When you’re expecting, you are overwhelmed with the health of the baby. You’re making sure you are eating right, taking prenatal vitamins, and getting the appropriate amount of exercise. What makes the stress much, much worse is when you are in a car accident. Your primary concern is not for your health and safety, but the health and safety of your baby. Many wonder if the personal injury compensation will be greater due to the pregnancy. The answer isn’t black and white, because it depends on the injury. When injured in an auto accident or a slip...

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How Can Workers’ Compensation Help Millennials in Today’s Age?

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Workers' Compensation for Millennials Millennials make up the country’s largest generation, comprised of roughly 75 million young Americans. This generation grew up in the fast-paced world of tech and have been exposed to the new-age employment opportunities offered from the proliferation of the “gig” economy. Many millennial employees have embraced this work structure because of the flexibility associated with working for a company like Uber, Lyft, Caviar, and so forth. Workers generally get to set their own schedule and work when they prefer, rather than adopting the traditional 9-to-5 model to which many other companies adhere. However, various occurrences of being...

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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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