• I Was Injured at Work. What are My Legal Rights?

    What are your legal options when you're injured at work? Read on to find out how to deal with a work injury. Employers in every state are required to provide to their employees a reasonably safe and healthy work environment. Sometimes employers fail to fulfill this duty, and employees are injured as a result. Occasionally, however, employees can still be injured on the job even when every effort has been made to make a workplace safe. These injuries may include everything from broken bones, aggravations of pre-existing conditions, occupational illnesses, even psychological injuries. Every state has some type of system that helps employees with work-related injuries. In this article, we'll look at workers' rights when Read More
  • Can You Be Sued for Performing CPR?

    In March of 2013, a resident at a nursing home—an 87-year-old woman—stopped breathing. The nurse on the premises told a 911 dispatcher that she would not perform CPR, because of the facility’s rules against it. Unfortunately, the woman died before emergency response could arrive. This tragic event has raised a lot of questions—not least about policies nursing homes and other assisted living facilities might have against giving out life-saving treatment. But it also raises the question of whether or not, if you jump in to perform CPR—whether or not you’re a medical professional—you can actually get sued. It’s a fairly timely question. The American Heart Association consistently supports and promotes CPR classes for people not Read More
  • When To Hire A Personal Injury Attorney After a Car Accident

    Many people choose to hire an accident lawyer after they've been involved in a car crash that results in personal injury and monetary losses. Why Should You Hire a Lawyer? Technically, you can file a personal injury claim against an insurance company by yourself. Some people choose this route when they've suffered only mild injuries and have the time to research the legal claims process themselves. Also, skipping an attorney will save you some money in legal fees. However, an accident attorney— especially a personal injury attorney—can help you go up against big auto insurance companies and their team of lawyers. Your attorney already knows the personal injury laws and procedural rules and can effectively Read More
  • February is Aggressive Driving Month

    February is when drivers are asked to reflect on their driving behavior and the way that they react when other drivers make poor decisions. Think about the last time you were cut off by a speeding motorist and how you responded. Your heart probably started pumping faster and you may have even yelled or made an impolite gesture. The question is, did you respond by driving inappropriately? Aggressive driving is extremely dangerous, and it can result in devastating, high-speed collisions. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are over six million car crashes in the United States each year that are caused by road rage. This means that a large number Read More
  • Why Employers Need Worker's Compensation Insurance

    If you have employees, you need workers' comp insurance. We'll help you wrap your head around what you need to do to ensure your business is covered. Almost every business in the United States that has employees has to handle the problem of workers' compensation. Most states (with a few important exceptions) essentially require employers to purchase an insurance policy to handle their statutory obligations to workers who are injured or made ill due to a workplace exposure. Whether your business is small or large, handling the expense and effort of meeting those statutory obligations is an ever-present challenge. As a consultant to employers on their workers' compensation cost and coverage, I've seen firsthand that Read More
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