Every state requires employees to report their injuries to employers within a certain period of time, usually 30 to 60 days from the date of the incident. Though the insurance company typically gives people a couple of years to actually file claims, those claims may be approved for less benefits or denied outright if the employees do not notify their employers by the initial deadline. However, there are some exceptions to this rule.
27 March 2017
Social security disability pays money out to people who have disabling conditions that will prevent them from working for long periods of time or indefinitely. Many of these conditions are something that people are born with or develop as the result of an accident. Sometimes they are not diagnosed until later in life too. Additionally, some new conditions are being recognized and diagnosed that were previously unrecognized and undiagnosed. As such, you should always recheck the list of accepted disabling conditions that the Social Security Administration keeps online.
16 March 2017
When it comes to cosmetic surgery, a botched procedure does not automatically mean you can file a medical malpractice claim. There are certain criteria that your claim has to meet to move forward with the insurance company or the court. If you had a botched procedure performed, here is what you need to know. Why Is It Challenging to Sue for Botched Cosmetic Surgery? If you file a claim for medical malpractice against your cosmetic surgeon, you could run into a number of challenges.
16 March 2017
A wrongful death case is one in which you would file a lawsuit against the party responsible for your loved one's death if their death could have been avoided had the party not made a mistake. This lawsuit, for example, can be filed against the company your loved one worked for, the property owner of the property where they had their accident that resulted in their death, or the driver of the car that caused the accident that caused your loved one's death.
14 March 2017
If you were injured from a car accident and had major injuries, an ambulance probably transported you to a nearby hospital for treatment. When this happens, hospitals will provide medical treatment to injured individuals, and they will then bill the individuals for services. If this happened to you, you might be wondering how this will all work when it comes down to collecting a personal injury settlement for the case.
13 February 2017
If you are in a minor accident, often referred to as a "fender bender," you may be tempted to just exchange information with the other driver and take care of the matter on your own. This is perfectly legal in most states, but is it wise? The following includes a few examples of reporting requirements in individual states and three reasons why filing that police report is still the best decision.
3 February 2017
Every personal injury case comes with its own set of dos and don'ts to follow, especially if you want to be fairly and justly compensated for your injuries and damages. Not only should you pay close attention to the things you should do during your case, but there are also a few things you should avoid at all costs. The following talks about four things that you should never do if you want any hope of winning your personal injury case.
20 January 2017