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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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When to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim vs. a Personal Injury Claim

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When to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim vs. a Personal Injury Claim Recently, an article came out talking about how a tower crane collapsed, injuring multiple workers. Workplace injuries are common, and thus it is important to be informed about the all the options you have if you are injured at your workplace. Usually, people see workers’ compensation claim as the only option; however, there are a lot of situations in which you can choose to file a personal injury claim. Let’s understand these claims in detail.   Workers’ Compensation Claim   This includes injuries at the workplace or outside while carrying out the work-related...

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How Can Auto Accidents Lead to Potential Spinal Cord Injuries?

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How Can Auto Accidents Lead to Potential Spinal Cord Injuries?   An auto accident can be a traumatic experience. In case of life-threatening injuries, it could take years to rebuild your life. One such injury is damage to the spinal cord.   It is one of the most important parts of your body because it is a means of communication between your brain and your body. Any damage to your spinal cord, your brain will stop giving instructions, resulting in complete body inactivity. So, you can very well imagine that if your spinal cord gets injured in an auto accident, there can be...

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How to Get the Maximum Compensation for Your Work Injury Claim

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How to Get the Maximum Compensation for Your Work Injury Claim   Last week, one of my colleagues slipped and fell inside the office, injuring her spine. After treating her, the doctor has advised her to rest for two months. Such accidents are unfortunate; however, if you land in such a situation, you must be informed of the ways to make most out of your work injury claim.   Six primary ways to achieve maximum recovery on your claims are as follows:   1. Stay informed   If you get hurt on the job, it’s important to know your responsibility as an employee. For example, the fundamental...

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Safety Advice and Tips on How to Avoid and Survive an Auto Accident

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Safety Advice and Tips on How to Avoid and Survive an Auto Accident   Think of Diana, the former Princess of Wales and Paul Walker, a prominent American actor. Well, apparently there seems to be nothing common between the two.  You are wrong. Both have had their spectacular lives cut short due to a tragic car accident.   Think for a moment; are you really doing your best to avoid being in such a mishap? Remember that confidence is going to help you, but overconfidence can be deadly. So, brush up your defensive driving skills and follow the regulations as well as the safety...

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Work Injury: How and When to Tell Your Employer About Your Injury

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Work Injury: How and When to Tell Your Employer About Your Injury A work injury includes an injury or illness that has been sustained at work. The injury may be directly caused or contributed by the factors at the workplace. It’s common for people to get hurt at work. Unfortunately, it’s also common for these injuries to go unreported.   In the case of a workplace injury, workers are often faced with the dilemma of whether they should report their injury and if yes, when. It’s often noted that many workers don’t report their injuries for multiple reasons. Some fear the reaction of...

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What Are Common Brain Injuries Related to Medical Malpractice?

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Common Brain Injuries Related to Medical Malpractice You have heard of people suffering from brain injuries in accidents but did you know that hospitals and healthcare providers whom you trust implicitly can also cause traumatic brain injuries? It is shocking but true. The brain is the decision maker for all bodily functions. Any injury to the brain, however small or serious, can have irrevocable damages to a person, resulting in even death.   When a brain injury occurs due to medical malpractice, it is considered a crime. It could have been avoided and a precious life could have been saved if the doctors...

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim No matter how careful you are at work, accidents can happen. Just when you think a work injury can’t possibly happen to you, you fall victim to one and are rendered incapable of performing your former job duties. You turn to your employer and their medical team for a proper diagnosis of your injury or disease and hope to see compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. Unfortunately, workers’ compensation claims must be filed carefully and submitted in a timely manner, or else they could be denied, and you could be...

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