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Occupational Illnesses Could Qualify for Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation claims are often associated with accidents like falls, equipment malfunctions, motor vehicle accidents and anything else that leads to physical injury. However, certain workplace-related conditions may lead to occupational illnesses, which could also quality you for these benefits. The following are some of the most common occupational illnesses in the United States: Lung… Read More »

Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim Against the VA

Over the past year, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has been embroiled in significant controversy related to the timeliness of its responses to veterans in need of health benefits and medical treatment. Many veterans died or saw their conditions worsen while waiting for the VA to respond to their requests. If you are a… Read More »

Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries may be divided into two main categories: incomplete and complete. Complete spinal cord injuries are those that result in total paraplegia or tetraplegia. Complete paraplegia is a permanent loss of nerve function at or below T1 level, which manifests itself in the loss of sensation and movement of the legs, bladder, bowel… Read More »

Knowing Your Rights: What is a False Arrest?

In most jurisdictions across the country, the rules for what makes a lawful arrest are similar. Officers must inform suspects that they are being arrested. This can be accomplished with a visible badge or uniform. Additionally, the officer must inform individuals on what crime they are being arrested for, unless revealing that information could lead… Read More »

Tips for a Successful Workers’ Compensation Claim

If you have been injured at work, you likely have the right to receive workers’ compensation benefits for as long as you are unable to perform your job duties. To make sure your claim is accepted the first time around, there are a few general rules of thumb to follow: Report your injury as soon… Read More »

Doctors Must Warn Patients on Health Risks Associated with Treatment

Patients always have the ultimate decision regarding whether or not they will undergo a particular treatment. Even if healthcare providers disagree with the patient’s decision, they are obligated to respect it. However, doctors must always ensure that the patient’s decision is an informed one. Their responsibility is to notify patients on the risks of a… Read More »

How to Use Witnesses in a Personal Injury Claim

Witnesses can be extremely valuable when it comes to your personal injury claim. So many times, these cases come down to the word of the claimant versus the word of the defendant, which makes it difficult for injured parties to receive the damages they deserve. Quality witnesses can tip the scales in your favor. Any… Read More »

What Qualifies as Excessive Force?

There have been many high-profile cases of police brutality making the national news lately, with allegations of excessive force being a common factor. But what exactly qualifies as excessive force? It is understood that police officers often have to use some level of force to subdue their suspects. Many people being arrested under suspicion of… Read More »

The Most Common Workplace Hazards in the United States

Each year, a significant number of injuries occur in the workplace across a wide variety of industries. Most of these injuries are the result of one of the following common hazards: Fire. Regardless of what type of industry in which you work, fire is always a risk. According to the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Prevention… Read More »

New York is a No-Cap State for Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

In many states, there are laws that place caps on the amount of damages a patient may recover in a medical malpractice lawsuit. These caps are typically imposed to limit what patients can recover in noneconomic damages, which refer to damages that are more difficult to quantify. Examples of these damages include pain and suffering,… Read More »

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