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Do You Have To Go To An MD To Get Compensated For Accident Injuries?

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A common misconception is that a person who's been involved in a vehicle accident must have their injuries diagnosed by a Doctor of Medicine (MD) before their claims will be approved by the insurance company or paid for by the liable party. This is not true. You can see any healthcare professional you trust to adequately treat your condition and provide you with the highest chance of recovery. However, there are a couple of things you want to keep in mind when choosing to receive treatment from an alternative medical practitioner, such as:

22 November 2017

Work-Related, Permanent Injuries: Understanding The Process

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Your employer provides you with a very valuable benefit, and at absolutely no cost. If you get injured because of your work, you can count on your employer's workers compensation coverage to pay for all of your related medical expenses. Workers comp goes even further however, because you can expect to receive a portion of your salary if you must miss work. Workers comp, in the vast majority of cases, is really only meant to be a temporary measure that covers you for a few week or months.

1 November 2017

Resorting To Pool Problems

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Most people really need their vacations after working hard for months, and it's only natural to expect to return home from your stay at a resort better off than when you left. In some cases, however, you may end up encountering some very unpleasant surprises during your vacation. Read on to learn more about the dangers that could be lurking around the hotel pool that could ruin your vacation and could possibly be even worse.

2 October 2017

Damages: Understanding Punitive And Compensatory Damages

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If you have been the victim of a person or a business's carelessness or negligence, you may be entitled to money damages. Many people don't have a full understanding of what the term "damages" really means when it comes to personal injury lawsuits. That word encompasses each and every aspect of the way that the incident has affected you negatively. There are actually two types of damages, so read on to learn more:

15 September 2017

What Should You Be Doing After An Auto Accident?

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Pain after an auto accident is just one of the things you may be dealing with as you wait for your claim to be resolved. You might wonder if waiting is the only thing you can do; if you're up to it, you should also consider the following actions to strengthen your case. Seeing a Doctor Cuts or scrapes on your arms or legs can hurt, but you might not think they are so terrible that a doctor needs to look at them.

7 April 2017

Tips for Dealing With Drunken and Violent Patrons When Bouncing at a Nightclub

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One of the perils of being a bouncer at a nightclub is that you will sometimes have to deal with drunken, belligerent, or violent patrons. The job is not just checking id's and telling people to get off tables. Sometimes you are going to have to ask people to leave the club, and sometimes those people will refuse. That's where the potential for violence comes in. So, if you're working as a bouncer, it's important to know what to to in those situations.

4 April 2017

Don't Make These Personal Injury Case Mistakes

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Being expected to deal with a lawsuit while suffering from the after-effects of a car wreck can really create a stressful situation. You know you need to focus on getting your life back to "normal" and you often feel overwhelmed and confused. While getting better is vital, it's also important not to lose sight of your efforts to seek a fair compensation settlement from the at-fault driver. When stressed out and injured, it's easy to make some of the common mistakes below, so read on to learn more.

31 March 2017

3 Top Reasons To Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer After A Car Accident

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Being involved in a car accident can be a truly traumatic experience. If you have recently been involved in an accident that was not your fault, and if you were injured in that accident, consider these top reasons to hire an attorney to help with your case. 1. Let Someone Else Handle the Case First of all, after a car accident, you might have to worry about the insurance company calling you and asking you to make a statement, along with other things.

29 March 2017

The Importance Of The Residual Functional Capacity Form In Your Disability Case

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Of all the documents you have to complete to apply for Social Security disability benefits, the residual functional capacity form might be the most important. The form helps to paint the picture about how your disability has impacted your ability to work. If you are applying for disability benefits, here is what you need to know about the form.   What Is the Residual Functional Capacity Form? The residual functional capacity form, or RFC, helps to determine what functions you can still do even though you have an impairment.

28 March 2017

Personal Injury - What To Do When Your Child Is Bit By A Neighbor's Dog

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Many hospitals refer to the summer months as the trauma season. Everyone has been cooped up in the house for months. This results in adults and children spending more time outside. With more people outside, it creates the perfect situation for someone to be injured, such as getting bit by a dog. Hospital emergency rooms have thousands of visits from patients with dog bites, especially in the summer months. Read on to find out what to do when your child is bit by a neighbor's dog.

22 March 2017