Workers’ compensation laws require employers to provide certain benefits to employees who are injured on the job. Employers may be required to provide the injured employee with wage replacements, medical benefits, disability options and occupational rehabilitation support. Some employers attempt to circumvent the law by avoiding or fighting workers’ compensation claims.
If you believe a defective product caused your injury, it’s critical to take timely steps to protect your legal rights. Of course, defects are often difficult to prove or even understand. It’s easy to doubt your instincts, especially if no one else has filed a consumer complaint or lawsuit against the manufacturer.
…The success of workplace safety depends on clear communication and trust between businesses owners and employees. Manufacturers and distributors owe it to their customers to inform them of hazardous materials in their products.
When health and safety are set aside in favor of profits, the law is often the only recourse for those who suffer illness or injury as a result.
…As a worker, you have rights if you are injured on the job, and should be exercising them. Some injuries you can walk off, but if that injury leaves you limping along and stuck with a pile of medical bills, you are entitled to financial help for them. If you are injured at your job that prevents you from working for a period of time, you have the right to file a worker’s compensation claim, but you need to make sure that it is followed through to the fullest extent of your rights as a worker.
Many people think they know what to do if they’re in a car accident. However, do you know what you should do if you’re involved in an accident as a pedestrian?
Taking the correct action when you’re a pedestrian in an accident can greatly increase your chance of a good legal outcome.
…How do you know if you qualify for Social Security disability benefits? How should you proceed if you believe you are a qualifying individual? These questions can be difficult and it can be overwhelming to find the best answers. However, if you have a disability that inhibits your ability to work for a living then you might be able to benefit from the assistance that Social Security provides.
…They may not hover and they may not even technically be boards, but one thing is for certain, they are pretty dangerous modes of light travel. Everything from falls and property damage to straight up bursting into flames, these mini Segways have proven to be a personal injury case waiting to happen, not just for the riders, but those around them.
…On average, there are 5.25 million car accidents in the U.S. every year—that works out to about 1 every 60 seconds, according to the National Highway Traffic Administration. Over the past 5 years, 1 in 4 Americans was involved in a car accident. Almost 3 million people a year suffer injuries, ranging from minor to severe, as a result of a car accident, and about 43,000 car accidents result in a fatality annually.