Blog Posts in November, 2015

  • Everything You Need to Know About Permanent Disability Benefits

    If you have worked at a job for some time, you may have sustained some run-of-the-mill injuries. Perhaps you got a deep cut or a black eye due to something that happened in the workplace or with machinery. It’s safe to say that you probably recovered easily from those injuries. However, some workers will continue to have problems with injuries they sustained on the job. If your physician says that ...
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  • Slip-and-Fall: Do You Have a Case?

    Everyone has accidently tripped or slipped before, and may have been mildly or seriously injured because of it. The question is, when is a slip and fall an accident due to clumsiness, and when does it warrant monetary compensation? Simply slipping and falling on another person’s property does not necessarily mean you can bring a lawsuit against them. In other cases, a person’s slip and fall is ...
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  • Working For Your Employer After an Injury

    Have you been injured on-the-job working for your employer? You may know that the best steps toward recovery involve getting better in your home environment depending on severity, or continuing to work at a steady pace in your job environment. But what happens when it’s time to get back to work? Taking things slowly and safely can go a far way when it comes to your health. Now you can find out ...
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  • Settlement Value of a Burn Injury Claim

    Burn injuries can be extremely serious and severe, depending on the nature of the burn. Perhaps you were involved in a car accident, a fire at a workplace, or some other situation that led to burns. One thing you should know is that there is a way to rate how severe the burn depth was in a patient. This can be very important when it comes to making your case. These are rated by first, second, and ...
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  • Will Your Injury Claim Cover Chiropractic Treatment?

    What are medical special damages? These are damages in the amount that you have spent on medical bills while you were having your injuries diagnosed and treated. The problem is that most forms of physical therapy and treatments by chiropractors are not looked at as seriously as other treatments. This is because many doctors will not give a prescription for these forms of treatment, as they are ...
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  • The "Right" Medical Treatment Increases Your Settlement Value

    What are damages? This related to a sum of money that is claimed or awarded in compensation for a loss or an injury. If you have been injured due to the negligence of another person, you may be eligible for receiving damages to compensate for your losses. However, medical treatment plays a very large part in how much you are going to receive when it comes time for settlement. An injury damages ...
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  • How Long-Term Injuries Affect the Value of Your Claim

    If you have sustained a long-term injury at work or home due to the negligence of another, where do you turn next? Something you have to consider is that these lasting injuries are not just limited to monetary value – in some cases, pain and suffering comes into play as well. Emotional toll is really nothing that you can quantify. Enjoyment of life and being around family and friends can diminish ...
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  • How a Lawyer "Values" Your Case

    What happens if you become injured due to the negligence of another person – what compensation are you entitled to? Many personal injury cases are actually settled outside of court, believe it or not. Litigation for personal injury may lead to unsatisfying results and can be quite a costly proposition. How is a dollar value put on a personal injury case? Compensatory Damages in a Personal Injury ...
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  • Workers' Compensation: Temporary Disability Benefits

    Let’s say you’re injured on the job – what do you do as far as receiving compensation? In California (and a bunch of other states such as Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island), it is a requirement for an employer to carry something known as Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI). There are two types of insurances required; Short-term Disability Insurance (SDI) and TDI. What Are Temporary ...
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  • Factors That Affect the Value of Your Personal Injury Settlement

    Have you recently been injured in a personal injury case and don’t know what to expect for settlement? As an injured person, you can expect compensation if one party is held negligent for their actions. However, there are some things you should keep in mind before you make determinations on the matter. For instance, ask yourself: After my injury, did I seek medical attention? This is an important ...
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  • Defective Drugs: Xarelto

    Have you or a loved one taken Xarelto, the blood thinner that prevents the formation of blood clots? This is just one of the many drugs that was deemed ‘defective’ and went under scrutiny. Every day, Americans are injured by side effects due to dangerous drugs. Since the year 2000, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved approximately 24 drugs a year, including many that pose health ...
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  • The Damages and Compensation Formula

    The first thing you will want to understand after an accident are what types of damages you may look forward to receiving. There are special damages, which are the measurable amount of money you lost and will continue to lose due to negligence stemming from an accident. This can include medical bills and lost wages. General damages, on the other hand, are losses that you have endures and will ...
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  • Punitive Damages For Gross Negligence

    Let’s say you’re going for a very serious emergency surgery at the hospital. Consider there’s a surgeon there who seems “just not into” his job very much, but against better judgment, you let it slide. You wake up in recovery and go about your normal life for a few weeks until something doesn’t seem right. You become ill. Upon further inspection, it is found that the surgeon closed the wound with ...
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  • Workers' Compensation Medical Care and Resolving Problems

    If you have been injured on the job and have decided to apply for workers’ compensation benefits, you should have no problems receiving the compensation you deserve… right? The problem is that so many people each year are evaluated on their injuries and do not agree with the reports. Different doctors will have different opinions when it comes to things like treatment options, what to do while you ...
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  • Special vs. General Damages

    In California, like in many other states, General and Special damages can apply to your personal injury case. If you have become injured at the hands of another party (due to negligence or other factors) you may have already discovered that you are entitled to damages. Now you can find out the difference between the two and how they may apply to your specific case. What are General Damages? ...
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  • Product Liability Claims Involving Defective Cars

    Every year, various people are subjected to vehicle accidents that lead to very serious injuries or even death. If you have fallen victim to one of these unfortunate accidents, then you may have a claim of product liability. Some very serious motor vehicle defects have come to light over the past few years, including ones that include SUVs that are prone to rolling over and motorcycles that have ...
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    HIGH SPEED REAR END COLLISION – CATASTROPHIC BRAIN INJURY

    A car was rear-ended at high speed on a freeway exit, causing the bumper to be pushed into back seat where a 22-year- old ...

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    DELIVERY TRUCK ACCIDENT – AMPUTATION & BRAIN INJURY

    National package delivery truck driver veered from his lane of traffic to on-coming lane and hit head on, drove up, and over ...

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    MOTORCYCLIST STRUCK BY VAN—SEVERE LOWER LEG INJURY

    A school van turned left in front of a motorcyclist, nearly taking off his lower left leg. The accident resulted in a serious ...