2017

Can You Be Approved For Workers' Compensation With A Pre-Existing Condition?

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A pre-existing condition is one of the top reasons that your workers’ compensation claim might be denied. The presence of a condition does not automatically mean you will not receive benefits, but it can make getting approved by your employer’s insurance company  a bit more difficult. If you have a pre-existing condition and are applying for workers’ compensation, here is what you need to know.   What Impact Does a Pre-Existing Condition Have on Your Claim?…

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Ex Parte Versus Client/Lawyer Privilege: Explaining The Differences

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If you divorced a very sneaky sort of person, you may find that you are revisiting old issues in court again and again. If you have a divorce lawyer who listens well to you, you can get through this. If your ex tries to accuse you of “ex parte” when the only thing going on is “client/lawyer privilege,” you may need to school him or her in the differences via your lawyer.…

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Know Your Rights: Avoiding Falling Into Insurance Traps After Your Motorcycle Accident

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If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, the first instinct you may have is to call your insurance company so that you can make a claim for your losses. While that is not the wrong approach to take, there are some mistakes you can make if you do not take some time to think about your accident. The following are some things you should avoid when dealing with your insurer after a motorcycle accident:…

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Can Bankruptcy Save You From Medical Debts?

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Without health insurance, one medical crisis could send your finances into a downward spiral. While some people are able to work their way out of a bad financial situation, others can struggle with doing so. If you are overwhelmed with medical debt, here is what you need to know.   Can Bankruptcy Help? For many people, the answer to medical debt is bankruptcy. In bankruptcies, there are unsecured and secured debts. Debts that are not backed by collateral are considered to be unsecured debts.…

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Getting Additional Compensation For An Open Water Injury

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Open water swimming can be exhilarating, but it also comes with a set of risks that make swimming in a pool seem like stepping in a puddle. Chances are you’ve had to sign liability waivers to compete in open water, and you made sure you had great insurance. However, insurance companies can sometimes balk at paying for care, of course, and you might end up having to prove that yes, you did everything you could to stay safe while competing.…

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A Guide to Protecting Your Intellectual Property With a Patent

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If you are concerned about safeguarding a new product idea or an adaptation you have devised for an existing item that substantially modifies its use, you might want to talk to an intellectual property attorney about obtaining a patent. Typically, getting a patent is the best way to safeguard an idea or creation, but you may find that in some cases, it is better to delay filing for patent protection. When you are unsure as to how you should protect your interests and preserve the originality of your concept or creation, the following information about patents will be quite useful.…

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Four Situations In Which You Have A Workers Compensation Claim

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Knowing when you have a workers compensation case on your hands can be a bit fuzzy. This is because there are certain situations in which you cannot file a workers compensation claim even though you are technically working. Here are four situations in which you probably have a workers compensation claim on your hands: You Were Injured During Your Lunch Break:  Filing a workers compensation claim for an injury you suffered while on your lunch break is hazy.…

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Why Traumatic Brain Injuries Occur And How To Seek Compensation

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Traumatic brain injuries happen far too often. In fact, about 1.7 million people in the U.S. suffer from these brain injuries every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Common symptoms of a traumatic brain injury include dizziness, headaches, nausea, confusion, and numbness on one side of the body. It is possible to make a compete recovery from a traumatic brain injury. However, if the injury is very severe, it may lead to permanent damage.…

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Settling a Car Accident Personal Injury Claim? 3 Things that Can Support Your Request in the Demand Letter

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After filing a car accident personal injury claim, your car accident attorney will work towards settling the case out of court and helping you and the other party reach a reasonable and fair settlement. This is quite normal, as 95% to 96% cases are settled out of court. During the negotiations, you and your attorney will have to draft up a demand letter that proposes the settlement amount that you’re seeking.…

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Hospital-Acquired Infection And Medical Malpractice: Frequently Asked Questions

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According to a report published by the Alliance for Aging Research, approximately 1.7 million Americans acquire an infection while in the hospital. Of those patients, nearly 99,000 die from the hospital-acquired infection. If you or a loved one recently acquired an infection while in the hospital, nursing home, or even the doctor’s office, you might be wondering if there is any legal recourse for your pain and suffering. Here are a few frequently asked questions you might have about taking legal action after suffering from a hospital-acquired infection:…

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