Workers Comp Basics: Record Keeping To Protect Yourself

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When you're injured on the job, you're pitted with a host of difficult dilemmas: medical bills, lost wages, longer term recovery, and potential emotional distress. Even if your employer stands by your side to ensure that you are taken care of, you still may not receive what you're legally entitled to. Here's a quick guide to help you make workers comp work for you: Keep Records Regardless of how helpful your employer might be, it's imperative to build a dossier of documents related to your case.

8 March 2017

3 Things To Consider When Choosing A Personal Injury Lawyer To Work With

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No matter the situation, if you've been injured due to the neglect of someone else, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your pain and suffering. Hiring a reliable personal injury attorney is the first thing you'll need to do before filing a personal injury case – here are a few things to consider when consulting with potential legal representatives: Area of Expertise One of the most important things to think about when consulting with prospective personal injury lawyers is their areas of expertise.

3 March 2017

What You Need To Know Before Holding A Wine Fundraiser

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If you're planning on holding a charity event and wish to serve or sell wine as part of the fundraiser, you'll need to get a special liquor license. There are currently several kinds available, and they come with special rules that need to be planned out months in advance. Here's what you should know, from what kind of license you need to where you're allowed to hold the event, so that your fundraiser is a success.

15 November 2016

Race Discrimination In Education: Tips For Teachers For Avoiding Prejudice

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One of the first anti-discrimination laws in the United States was the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Because any violation of this law can result in civil action against your school and district, it's important that, as a teacher, you leave any preconceived notions at the door of your classroom and treat all your students equally. While most modern teachers would never dream of considering themselves to harbor prejudices against racial minorities, racial trouble still exists.

9 August 2016

2 Ways Marijuana Use Can Result in Denial of Disability Benefits

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Although the tide has turned in favor of legalizing possession and use of marijuana (it is currently legal in 25 states and Washington D.C.) that does not mean people who smoke cannabis won't experience any consequences from consuming this drug. In fact, if you're seeking Social Security disability benefits, marijuana use can have a negative impact on your case. Here are two ways smoking cannabis can result in denial of benefits.

24 June 2016

Medical Marijuana And Workers Compensation May Not Mix

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If you have been injured on the job, it is not unusual to be sent for a drug screen following your injury. What is found during this drug screen can have a direct impact on whether or not your worker's compensation claim may be approved. But what happens when the drug in your system is marijuana that has been approved by your doctor for your use to address a medical condition that you have?

13 May 2016

Should You Consider A Lawsuit Loan?

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Between medical bills, car repairs, and lost wages, the aftermath of a car accident is an expensive time. Unfortunately, lawsuit settlements don't always come quickly. It can take months or sometimes even years to reach a settlement or receive a judgement in your favor, even if you have a good case and a great lawyer. But your bills don't stop piling up while you're waiting. To address this need, there are companies that make lawsuit loans to plaintiffs – money that you can use now that will be paid back upon receipt of your settlement.

8 April 2016

Sports Stadium Injuries: 5 Factors That May Impact Your Case

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Attending a sports game at a stadium is thrilling and exciting, but it also has dangers associated with it. Whether you're attending a baseball game, football game, or even a large pro-wrestling event, you should not be held responsible for injuries that occur to you while attending a stadium. If you have been injured at a stadium, it's a good idea to consult with a lawyer and determine your options for seeking a settlement.

14 March 2016

Shoplifting Crimes: 5 Ways Technology Can Impact Your Case

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Getting caught shoplifting can potentially lead to jail time. Every case is different, especially in the world of shoplifting. Different factors in a shoplifting case include the time you were caught, the value of the items, and any other past crimes that you are on your record. Along with these details in the case, technology could have a big impact. This is why consulting with and hiring a criminal law attorney is essential for breaking your case down and getting the best defense possible.

18 January 2016

4 Myths About Divorce Mediation

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One of the biggest problems that couples face when going through a divorce is the fact that they see it as a battle. This need not be the case, especially if you have children and simply want what is best for them. A divorce mediation is a process where an attempt is made to work out everything as amiably as possible. This means that both parties will attempt to work out what is in each other's best interest.

21 December 2015