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If you have been injured on the job, you may be able to file a worker’s compensation case. A worker’s compensation case helps to cover your lost wages, pay for your medical expenses and pay for any permanent injuries that you may have sustained due to a job-related injury. Many people decide to hire a worker’s compensation attorney to help them with their case. If you have just hired an attorney, you may have signed a letter of representation that is then passed on to the insurance company. Read More»
When a car accident has impacted the life of a victim to such a degree that everyone feels it, that is loss of consortium. This damage category varies from state to state and is known by other names, such as loss of conjugal fellowship, loss of marital compatibility, and others. This form of damage is not always appropriate, but should be considered along with all the other losses like:
Physical health Transportation Lost wages Pain and suffering To find out more about loss of consortium, read on. Read More»
Being charged with a crime can be a stressful situation; depending on the severity of the crime, you could face anything from hefty fines and probation to prison time. This is where having the right criminal defense lawyer on your side can make all the difference. Any reputable criminal defense office should offer free case evaluations, so now is a good time to begin setting up these appointments. With each consultation, there are a few key questions worth asking that can help you determine whether a specific defense attorney is a good fit for you. Read More»
If you’re finally taking a leap out of the rat race and going into business for yourself, you may be wondering about the bureaucratic and regulatory hoops you’ll need to jump through in order to bring your business to life. Do you need to incorporate your business, and if so, what business structure should you choose? Is this something you can do on your own, or will you need a small business lawyer? Read More»
For a creditor to garnish your wages, he or she must file and win a lawsuit against you for a debt you owe. Once the garnishment begins occurring, it is not easy to stop it. There is one option, though, which is to file for bankruptcy, and here are a few things to understand about wage garnishment and bankruptcy.
Bankruptcy stops garnishment through the automatic stay
After your lawyer files the bankruptcy documents with the court, the court will instantly issue an order that prevents creditors from contacting the person who filed, and this is called an automatic stay. Read More»
Being sexually harassed at work has a host of negative effects for the victim. You may lose your feeling of security at work, may feel anxious or depressed, or may need to look for another job when you would otherwise prefer to stay at your current workplace. Whether the sexual harassment you’re experiencing is in the form of unwanted advances, inappropriate jokes and comments, or other types of harassment, it’s time to take control of the situation. Read More»
When you choose a job, it is important to understand your risk for being injured on the job. There are certain jobs where your risk of injury is a little higher than other occupations. Knowing this from the start can be helpful and can help you avoid injuries in the first place.
#1 Construction Industry
An industry where injuries are common is the construction industry. The industry has taken numerous steps to protect workers have been taken within the industry. Read More»
The legal system is set up in a way that people are able to handle legal issues on their own in most cases, but it is not always a wise decision to handle a legal system on your own, even if you think you can. If you are having any type of legal problem in your life, here are three of the top reasons you should hire a lawyer to help you, even if the problem is a minor issue. Read More»