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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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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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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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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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Summer and Swimming Pool Injuries

Summer is incoming, which means an increase in the amount of swimming pool accidents starting in late May and early June. According to some statistics, fatal drowning accounts for the second-highest cause of unintentional deaths for children ages 1 to 14. Other potential injuries could lead to life-long debilitating conditions. Before you go swimming, here are a few possible accidents to avoid....

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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in North Carolina?

It’s no secret insurance companies are often reluctant to pay injury claims. It’s unsurprising. They make the majority of their money by taking premiums from their policyholders, and by paying for damage, they stand to lose a significant amount of money. They typically, therefore, investigate each claim with utmost care, looking for anything that could slightly resemble a loophole or a lie. For example, they must determine if a claimant is actually experiencing pain and suffering before they will compensate that individual....

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