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Construction Accident FAQ

March 9, 2020

Construction is one of the most dangerous industries to work in. If you’ve been injured on the job as a construction worker, you may find yourself with many questions about your rights and options following your accident. Who Is Liable for My Construction Accident Injuries? Every construction accident is different. The particular circumstances of your construction accident will affect who may be liable for the injuries and damages you suffered in the accident and what kind of claim you can file. For example, if you are a construction worker injured on the job, you may likely have to file…

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How Do I Know If I’m Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

March 3, 2020

There are two primary factors to consider in determining whether you might be covered by workers’ compensation. First, you must be an employee of the company that you are seeking workers’ compensation benefits from. Second, your injury must have occurred in the course and scope of your employment. However, even if you meet both factors, you might still not be covered by workers’ compensation. For example, there are certain industries whose workers are excluded by state or federal law from workers’ compensation benefits, such as agricultural workers. In addition, if you intentionally or recklessly injure yourself on the job,…

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How Does Workers’ Compensation Work?

February 24, 2020

It should be straightforward – you get hurt at work, and you receive workers’ compensation benefits. While simple in theory, it’s never that easy to get the financial benefits you deserve after a work-related injury. If you suffered a work-related injury or illness, then you’re likely wondering what your options are. Don’t rely on your employer to take care of the details for you. Instead, you need to take certain steps to ensure your right to compensation is preserved. Learn everything you need to know about how workers’ compensation works below. Steps to Take After a Work…

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Personal Injury Versus Bodily Injury: What’s the Difference?

February 14, 2020

If the law was easy to understand, then there wouldn’t be any need to hire a lawyer when you’re facing a legal challenge. Unfortunately, the law is complicated and even simple definitions can be confusing. If you’ve been hurt, then it’s important to start researching personal injury law. To get started, it’s important to know the difference between bodily injury and personal injury as they apply to personal injury lawsuits. Below, we’ll give you an overview of what each of these terms means and the differences between them. Defining Bodily Injuries Bodily injuries are defined as physical injuries…

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Tipped Dresser Kills Toddler and Leads to a Massive Settlement

February 4, 2020

A tipped dresser from major furniture retailer, Ikea, caused the suffocation death of a two-year-old boy in 2017. The child’s name was Jozef Dudek. Ikea reached a settlement with Dudek’s parents for $46 million as a result of his wrongful death. The parents of Dudek believe that this accident could have been avoided if Ikea created more awareness surrounding the company’s product recalls.  Recall for Dangerous Dresser Issued The dresser that killed Jozef was recalled a year before the boy’s passing. While the Malm dresser had already been recalled, the Dudek family was not aware of the recall because…

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