Personal Injury Law

FAQ: 5 Reasons Why Your ERISA Disability Claim Benefits Were Denied

When you have an injury bad enough to keep you from working for a long time, the last thing you want to think about is your income. ERISA protects health benefits of over half of American workers according to Department of Labor reports and ERISA protects them along with other employee benefits. ERISA was set …

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FAQ: How Settlement Negotiation Work In A Personal Injury Case

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When someone is involved in an accident and suffers injuries, they may be entitled to compensation for their losses. In many cases, obtaining compensation will involve negotiating a settlement with the party or parties responsible for the accident. Notwithstanding the publicity often according to personal injury claims, the US Department of Justice has said that …

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PG&E Claimable Damages For Mosquito Wildfire

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The devastating Mosquito wildfire that occurred in the year 2022 has left many victims in its wake. If you were affected by this wildfire, you may be able to claim damages from PG&E, the utility company responsible for the fire. This article will outline some of the kinds of damages that victims of the Mosquito …

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What Are The Key Steps To Take When Filing For a Workplace Slip and Fall Accident?

With over one million accident room admissions for ‘slip and fall’ accidents each year in the US, it’s important to know how many go to court, how much they settle for on average and what steps you need to know before filing for such accidents. However, perhaps more significant than the numbers if the fact …

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FAQ: What Is a “Contingency Fee” Agreement?

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The ‘contingency fee’ agreement has become something of a byword for many lawyers, particularly those practising personal injury law cases, where the attorney may expect anywhere from 20 – 50 per cent of the recovery amount received. A contingency fee is where the lawyer charges a percentage of what is received, being quite different from …

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7 Tips When Looking To File a Lawsuit as a Nurse

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Lawsuits from nurses may seem a reasonably improbable or infrequent basis for legal claims, but nurses are increasingly taking a stand against actions that could or do end their careers. Just as nurses from overseas (mainly the Philippines) are suing for quitting nursing jobs that they find are underpaid compared to their US colleagues, so …

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Medical Malpractice And What You Need To Know If You Fall Victim To It

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Medical malpractice lawsuits are some of the most emotionally and legally challenging cases anyone can take, and yet such events are involved in as many as 20,000 lawsuits annually – plus leading to or causing the deaths of as many as 10 per cent of deaths in the US. They are complex cases that do …

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When Should Users Take Legal Action Against E-Cigarette Manufacturers? Here are five examples . . .

When Should Users Take Legal Action Against E-Cigarette Manufacturers? Here are five examples . . . 6

e-cigarette usage continues, but what happens if there are product risks or the health risks associated with their use? In 2020, there were over 1.3 billion smokers in the world. That’s around 22 per cent of the global population. That number will reach 1.6 billion by 2025 if current trends continue.  That’s obviously not a …

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5 Reasons Why Employers Must Pay Workers’ Compensation for Work-Related Injuries

Why should companies pay workers compensation and how did that requirement arise? Workers’ compensation is a system where the business or employer provides benefits to employees who have been injured while performing their jobs. The purpose of workers’ compensation is to make sure that employees get back on their feet as quickly as possible and …

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6 Steps To Take Following An Assault in a Public Place

Question: What are the key steps available to those who are victims of an assault in a public place? LawFuel asked a Florida law firm experienced in handling such cases No one has the right to inflict injury upon you, but sadly there are a large number of such assaults occurring in the United States …

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