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The Best Tips for Thanksgiving Safety

With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, many people’s minds are focused on a delicious turkey dinner and time spent with friends and family. While Thanksgiving is certainly a joyous occasion, it is also a holiday where accents are frequent, causing people to spend their holiday in the emergency room. If you want to make sure that…

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Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits Taxed?

Workers’ compensation is an essential no-fault system that protects workers against any injuries they suffer in the course of their work. It doesn’t matter if you’re driving to a client’s office, you fall going to the bathroom, you throw out your back lifting a box, or you develop carpal tunnel, if it’s in the course…

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When Medical Malpractice and Product Liability Overlap

When you go into the hospital for a procedure, you’re literally putting your life in someone else’s hands. You have to trust that the doctor or other healthcare professional caring for you is well-trained and qualified to handle the job. When it goes bad, it’s not just a factor of repairing the injury you suffered,…

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Are Vehicle Accident Settlements Taxable?

Author: Jeff Stewart, Esq. When you finally get your settlement award for your car accident case, it can be a huge relief. After all, you’re counting on the money you receive to continue to make ends meet while you try to recover and get your life back. Many people, however, are rightly concerned about whether…

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I Was in an Accident on a Defective Motorcycle

A motorcycle accident is one of the most serious accidents that a person can experience. Frequently, a motorcycle accident results in major injuries that can leave you with large medical bills and an inability to support yourself and your family. Although there are several potential causes of a motorcycle accident, one of the most severe…

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Know the Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Hitting the open road on your motorcycle can be a truly exciting activity. However, while on your motorcycle, it’s possible that you will experience an accident. Motorcycle accidents are some of the most devastating wrecks that a person can experience, often leading to expensive medical bills, major injuries and even death. Before your next motorcycle…

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Why You Should Be Aware of Medical Malpractice

When we visit our doctor’s office or have to spend some time in the hospital, we assume that we’ll be getting high-quality medical care. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Every year, thousands of people suffer harm at the hands of a medical professional, and when this occurs, it is known as medical malpractice. After…

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What are My Options After Being Hurt on the Job

Suffering an injury on the job can be one of the most devastating experiences of a person’s life. It is common for workplace injuries to be very severe, requiring expensive medical treatments and possibly causing you to miss work for an extended period of time. Fortunately, if you’ve been hurt on the job, you have…

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How Does Disability Back Pay Work?

It may seem odd to someone new to the process, but it sometimes becomes necessary to understand the concept of back pay in terms of Social Security benefits. This is because the process of applying for and getting accepted to Social Security can take a very long time — sometimes months. When you’re injured, disabled…

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How to Avoid Accidents During a Street Festival

Festivals and public events can be a great deal of fun. They allow you to get out, meet new people, enjoy local color and engage in some outstanding entertainment, art, and culture. Unfortunately, these public parties are also ripe for serious accidents that can cause debilitating injuries. Getting hit by a car is a traumatic…