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10 Tips When Filing Worker’s Compensation Claims

The most important tips to remember when starting a worker's compensation claimWhen you are injured while on the job, it can be a stressful experience understanding what may happen next. Without being able to work, your mind may focus on the practical next steps after a work injury. You may wonder how you bills will get paid or how much work you might have to miss. The added financial stress associated with being hospitalized is often more concerning to victims than their own health....

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5 Things to Avoid Doing After a Car Accident

After you’re involved in a car accident, there are specific steps you must take to ensure your own safety, the safety of the other driver or anyone else involved in the collision, and you properly documented the scene for law enforcement and insurance reasons. On the other hand, there are some things that you should never do after a crash.The following are the five common things to avoid after being involved in a car accident:...

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What Not to Say After a Car Crash

Auto accidents are some of the most common kinds of incidents in the United States. At least one happens every minute. In this country alone, there are 5.25 million auto accidents per year. According to some estimates, most drivers will file a car crash claim once every 17 years or so. While car collisions are commonplace, they are no less frightening. Verbal responses are often so well-ingrained they pop out as soon as we encounter another person after the collision. While “I’m sorry” may be the first thing that wants to come out of your mouth, instead you should ask...

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Pedestrian Deaths Rising

According to an analysis of preliminary state data released earlier this year, pedestrian fatalities are drastically increasing faster than motorist deaths with almost 6,000 deaths in 2016 – an 11% spike. Pedestrian deaths as a share of the total car accident fatalities increased from 11% in 2006 to 15% in 2015.While many say an increase in drivers due to an improved economy, as well as an increase in walking for exercise and environmental factors, researchers believe the most significant factor may be more drivers are distracted by cellphones and other electronic devices. Walking and miles driven are up only a...

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Why You Should See A Doctor Right After An Accident

Whether you have suffered a minor or serious injury after being involved in a car accident, you should always seek immediate medical attention from a doctor. Not only is it important for your overall well-being, but it is also a crucial step in your personal injury claim. The following are common reasons why you should see a physician right after a crash:...

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Forced Arbitration Clauses In Employment Contracts Hinder Justice For Those Who Have Suffered Harassment or Discrimination

When you sign your employment contract, you probably are not looking for hidden clauses talking about forced arbitration. However, many people are surprised when they are sexually harassed or discriminated against at work and are unable to take their case before a jury. Forced arbitration clauses essentially take away employees’ Seventh Amendment right to have their case heard publicly in front of a jury. Instead, they are forced to settle in arbitration and keep their case entirely confidential....

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Why Teen Drivers Crash

Teen drivers have a higher crash rate than adults and it is important to understand why these young individuals are much more prone to accidents than any other age group in order to help address the problem. Of course, there is more than one reason that contributes to their high crash rate, which includes speeding, distractions, and general inexperience. If you have been driving for several years, chances are you are better at responding to emergencies or other unexpected incidents you might encounter on the road. Teen drivers, however, inherently lack this....

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Do I Need To Pay Taxes On My Settlement?

If you have reached a settlement or obtained a judgment following a car accident or personal injury matter, you may be wondering, “Do I still have to pay taxes for my compensation?”The answer is often, “No.” However, you may have to pay taxes based on the circumstance and nature of your settlement or judgment....

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6 Tips for a Preventing Workplace Injuries

The workplace can be a dangerous environment if not properly cared for and maintained, leading to a wide range of injuries, some of which might result in an employee’s inability to return to work. Employers have an obligation to ensure the workplace is safe to prevent these unnecessary and avoidable injuries, as well as to avoid potential fines for non-compliance. Although many of us typically associate hazardous work environments with factories, warehouses, or construction sites, any workplace can cause injuries if certain safety practices are ignored, even a traditional office setting....

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Why Night Is The Most Dangerous Time To Drive

Nighttime is one of the most dangerous times for drivers to be out on the road due to a variety of reasons, including fatigue, lack of light, and poor night vision. These conditions often create the perfect storm for accidents to occur, causing serious or fatal injuries. If you were injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligent or careless actions, you have a right to pursue legal compensation. The personal injury attorneys Hyland + Padilla, PLLC are here to provide you with the skilled and experienced legal assistance you need to hold any at-fault party responsible....

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