24 November 2015
If you've been accused of a crime and your spouse is being asked to testify against you, is there really any reason to worry? Doesn't "spousal privilege" apply, making it impossible for one spouse to testify against another? Not exactly. If you rely on this belief, you could face an unpleasant surprise down the road. Here is what you need to know about how spousal privilege actually works (and when it doesn't):
11 November 2015
Emergency workers in Ohio may soon be able to more easily collect workers' compensation benefits for certain on-the-job injuries. If you're an emergency responder, this is what you should know about how things may soon change: Ohio firefighters with cancer may be able to automatically collect. At least as far back as 2006, there's been scientific evidence that connects cancer as an occupational hazard of firefighting. While only 1/2 of a percent of the U.
29 October 2015
People often think compensation claims happen only when an injury has occurred. Someone falls down, they hurt their back or cut or burn themselves while performing a work-related task. However, compensation for injuries are not the only protection employees have while they are in their workplace. In addition, illnesses can also be covered, assuming they can be proven to have been caused by their job. Here is how that type of decision is made.
19 October 2015
If you are filling for Social Security Disability benefits, you may have been contacted by the SSA and asked to undergo a consultative medical examination. This request by the SSA sometimes means that the agency suspects that your condition is not severe enough to qualify for benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses several methods of determining whether or not to approve your disability claim, but by far the most important factor this agency uses is your medical records.
12 October 2015
Dealing with military-related injuries is only more complex when you're actively dealing with pain. Some veterans may get through Veterans Affairs (VA) systems relatively quickly because of documentation from a well-staffed military base, but many veterans have to piece together their background information while dealing with the very claim that stops them from being productive. Claims and appeal filing can be a full-time job, but if you're in such pain that you can't work, who can help you?
27 September 2015
Arbitration is a way of legally resolving a dispute outside of court. If you're a worker who is engaged in a dispute with your employer about a worker's compensation claim, having information about arbitration can be important. Can arbitration be used to settle worker's compensation claims? Many states will allow worker's compensation disputes between an employer and employee to be settled through arbitration. Some states even require worker's compensation disputes to go to arbitration.
18 August 2015
Scalding water splashing into a work glove, an elbow bumping into an open oven door, and a slip on the floor while holding a hot pan can all lead to injuries that may result in a worker's compensation insurance claim for your restaurant. If you want to keep your employees safe and avoid the headache and added expenses of these claims, you will need to find ways to make your kitchen safer in order to mitigate burn risks.
3 August 2015
You hurt your back while on the job and were prescribed prescription painkillers as a result. Now, you've developed an addiction to the pain medication that was supposed to help you. Worse, what if you're the survivor of someone whose addiction to pain medication following a workplace accident eventually led to death? Can you sue for additional workers' comp benefits related to the addiction or death? Possibly. This is what you should know.
23 June 2015
If you've been seriously injured through the fault of others and your ability to provide for yourself and your loved ones is at risk, it's important that you develop a full understanding of the relief available to you. Many people believe that personal injury settlements are merely flat payouts designed to provide some relief, but there are many other options available as well. Below, you'll find a guide to some of the types of damages commonly available in personal injury cases.
16 June 2015
Being involved in an accident is not only physically jarring, but you also suffer from emotional trauma. This is especially true if you were the victim and not the cause of the accident. During this time, chances are you will not be able to think straight and it may take you days or weeks to collect your thoughts. However, it is crucial to enlist the services of a personal injury attorney immediately as they can cater to a realm of factors as you are recuperating.