2016

Where Should You File Your Personal Injury Lawsuit?

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While up to 96 percent of personal injury cases are settled before going to trial, there is still a chance you may have to go to court to obtain the money owed to you for injuries and losses you sustained as a result of a motorcycle accident. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may have a choice of filing your claim in small claims, state, or federal court. Here’s the difference between these options.…

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Planning A Great Holiday Party For Your Employees? Dos And Don'ts To Help You Avoid Legal Hassles

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If your company had an extra successful year, then it is natural to want to reward the employees that helped make that year great by throwing them an extra special holiday party. Not only is it great to reward those who help your company stay successful, but it will also keep workplace morale high as the new year rolls in and motivate your workers to make next year even better. As you are planning that party, remember that just as accidents can happen in the workplace during the workday, they can also happen at parties.…

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What Should You Know If Your Injured In A Scaffold Accident?

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If you receive injuries in a scaffold accident at a construction site, but your employer blames you for the incident, even after you followed all of the proper procedures, speak to a personal injury attorney. If your injuries occurred because of unsafe conditions that you reported to your supervisor, such as an improperly secured scaffold base or improper rigging equipment, you may qualify for workers’ compensation and other benefits. Here are things to know about scaffold injuries and what you can do to obtain your compensation.…

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LGBT Teen Getting Bullied At School & Having Suicidal Thoughts? Here's What To Do

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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a survey taken of lesbian, gay, and bisexual young people in a number of public school districts showed that as many as 28% were threatened or injured with a weapon on school property. The CDC also says that statistics show that 7th-12th grade students who identify with the LGBT community are more than twice as likely to attempt suicide than their non-LGBT peers.…

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Four Times To Consider Filing A Single Bankruptcy Petition Even If You Are Married

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When you got married you agreed that the two of you were in this for better or worse, and there are not too many things that can negatively affect a marriage as quickly as money issues. Can these issues be resolved by filing bankruptcy? Is this something that the two of you should do together, or if only one of you is carrying the majority of the debt, should they do this alone?…

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How to Keep Your Business from Getting Slapped with Employee Lawsuits

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If you’re an employer, you’re probably juggling your share of HR and financial issues on a daily basis, even without also worrying about the ongoing rise in employee lawsuits. Civil suits over wrongful termination and/or various types of discrimination can devastate even the most well-meaning businesses that fail to guard against missteps and misunderstandings. Here are some smart practices you can implement to make sure your company isn’t bankrupted by legal fees, judgments, and awards.…

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Can You Receive Social Security Disability Payments For Lead Poisoning?

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It’s no secret that ingesting or inhaling lead can cause serious health problems, such as mental retardation and organ damage. Sometimes the injuries are so severe, they make it difficult for those affected to work and earn income. It may be possible to get Social Security disability payments for lead-related impairments, through, and here’s what you need to know about the process. Eligibility Is Based on Effect, Not Cause The most important thing to understand about obtaining Social Security disability for lead poisoning is that eligibility for benefits is based on the disease or impairment caused by exposure to the lead, not the lead itself.…

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Newly Admitted California Attorney? What Continuing Education Do You Need?

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If you’ve recently passed the most difficult bar examination in the country and have been sworn in as a California lawyer, you’re likely excited to begin your new career—whether hanging out your own shingle, working for a law firm, or seeking a career in public service. Regardless of which career path you choose, you’ll be required to attain a minimum number of continuing legal education (MCLE) credits each year in order to keep your law license active.…

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Child Diagnosed With Bipolar? What You Need to Know About SSI & Medicaid

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If your child has been diagnosed with bipolar, there’s no doubt your worries are numerous. Not only do you have to be concerned about keeping your child safe, you have to worry about your finances. It can be difficult to continue bringing in an income when your main concern is your child. Fortunately, there is help available. Bipolar is a disorder that is labeled as a disability by the Social Security Administration.…

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Work As A Jockey In New York State? What Should You Know About Workers Compensation?

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If you’re employed as a jockey or exercise rider in New York, the myriad safety measures you must take to protect yourself from injury when riding a heavy animal are likely second nature by now. However, a highly physical job like yours does carry a higher risk of injury than an office worker, and at some point during your career you may find yourself dealing with riding-related injuries that prevent you from doing your job for a period of time.…

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