What Do I Do If a Work Injury Has Left Me Permanently Disabled?

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Many work injuries are minor, quickly treatable and result in full recoveries. But even if you work a generally “safe” job, like working in an office, there is still potential to suffer permanent injuries that lead to significant disability and reduced capacity for work. Fortunately, the workers’ compensation system is built to help even those […]

What If I’m in a Car Accident While on the Clock?

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Are employers ever responsible if their employees are involved in car accidents? The short answer? Yes. But not always. There are a couple factors that must be true for your employer to be liable for damages sustained in a car accident. When is Your Employer Liable? Here is an example to demonstrate a situation where […]

Am I Eligible for Workers Comp If I Am At Fault for an Injury?

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It may come as a surprise, but did you know that, if you are injured at work in Georgia, you are entitled to workers’ compensation – even if you are at fault for the injury? In the state of Georgia, workers’ compensation laws are considered “no fault,” meaning that even if your own negligence is […]

Georgia Forklift Accidents: What To Do After an Injury

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Forklifts can cause devastating damage to both property and people. No matter how experienced the operator is, an accident can occur at any time, and it is not necessarily the operator’s fault. Make sure you know what to do in the event of a forklift accident, and what Georgia law says about seeking compensation. Georgia […]

What is a Third Party Injury Claim?

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One frustrating aspect of on-the-job injuries is that employers are often completely protected in the event accidents happen in the workplace. That’s what workers’ compensation is for. Yet there are some instances where the situation may involve a third party who is responsible for your injury. This is typically where a third-party personal injury claim […]

Your Step-by-Step Guide to Workplace Injury Claims in Arizona

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You may be dealing with a workplace injury, wondering how you’re going to pay the medical bills and lost wages,  you’re not alone. However most don’t know how to go about the process of moving forward with a workplace injury claim in Arizona, let alone whether or not you truly need an attorney (some really […]

When is a Vessel “Unseaworthy?”

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In maritime law, it’s important to understand that if you’re serving in the military or in some other fashion that involves a “vessel”—such as a boat, ship, barge, or even an oil rig or platform—that vessel may be considered “unseaworthy.” However, What Exactly Is an “Unseaworthy” Vessel? When a vessel suffers from certain conditions that […]

Texans: What to Do If Your Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Comp

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It’s a fact that most companies are actually required to carry workers’ comp insurance, but the laws are different in Texas. Many companies do NOT provider workers’ compensation to their employees. So what happens if you’re injured on the job and your employer is a non-subscriber? Are you out of luck? Not at all. Here’s […]

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Can You Get Workers’ Compensation If You’re Hurt Driving to Work?

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Surprisingly, yes you can—but it depends on the situation. Arizona law actually does state specifics in the case of workers’ compensation claims going and coming from work on a regular basis. Generally speaking, if you are not on the premises of employment, and you get injured, you are not covered. However, There Are Exceptions to […]

So About That Twerking Lawsuit

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Without a doubt, the recent development on a lawsuit from one Celia Yevenes of Harris County may raise some eyebrows, but it also raises an important question: what can you do when injured at a social work function? You could file a personal injury lawsuit, or seek workers’ compensation benefits. Depending on your state and your […]

How to Prove “Pain and Suffering” in Your Claim

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It is common to hear the term “pain and suffering” in personal injury cases, and many people seek to include it with their compensation for medical costs. Unfortunately, “pain and suffering” has come to be associated with exaggerated claims, and some individuals tend to roll their eyes and minimize actual struggles that warrant the claims. […]

Treated Poorly By Your Insurance? You Need a Bad Faith Insurance Lawyer

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We purchase insurance to protect ourselves in case we get hurt or if our property becomes damaged. Is your insurance company really looking out for your best interest? If you believe they aren’t being fair to you and actually just looking for reasons to shortchange you, that means you may be dealing with an insurance […]

Essential Information About Jones Act Protection

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If you work in the maritime industry, you have a few more options than workers’ compensation, should you become sick or injured. Instead of filing for the usual workers’ compensation, you are entitled to more extensive coverage thanks to a federal statute called the Jones Act. In this article, we will offer information about what […]

How to Win a Workers’ Comp Case

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Workers’ compensation is a deal made by many employers for the sake of their employees: If you get hurt or sick while working for them, then they will cover your medical bills and living expenses to help you get on track. Unfortunately, sometimes employers aren’t so willing to hold up their end of the deal. […]

Mandatory Arbitration Clause Affects Truckers

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The limiting effect of a mandatory arbitration clause (also called a forced arbitration clause) should not be downplayed for the sake of employment. These clauses bind the employee from the ability to exercise their workers’ rights, such as the right to fair wages and to be free from discrimination. It is a growing problem all […]

Substandards for Overworked Oil Workers Are Common in the Industry

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The oil industry is booming in Texas, according to the Houston Chronicle. It’s even projected to beat the record of 1.26 billion barrels, which has been the highest on record since 1972 in the national record. Regardless, the amount of overworked oil workers is staggering. In fact, the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers reports that […]

Do You Need a Lawyer for a Workers’ Comp Claim in Louisiana?

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While you do not need a lawyer to make a workers’ comp claim, it is always a good idea to at least speak to an attorney to obtain some legal advice about your claim. If you suffered a serious injury where you may be permanently disabled, of if a family member died in a work […]

Can a traveling employee who is injured on the road be entitled to workers compensation benefits?

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Employees injured within the scope of their employment are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Recently, a Pennsylvania court found that an electronic technician was still within the scope of his employment when he was injured while removing debris from a highway. The technician was traveling to various job sites for his employer. When he encountered […]