Worker’s compensation cases can be difficult to navigate without the counsel of an employment attorney who can explain your rights when you suffer a workplace accident. While most people believe work injuries only occur in hazardous occupations involving heavy machinery such as warehouse workers or construction, the truth is that an accident by nature is unpredictable and […]
Accidents happen. Sometimes people get hurt as a direct result of someone else’s negligence that either caused the injury or failed to prevent it. When a person is hurt due to someone else’s negligence, it is called personal injury.
Being injured can be a life-changing experience. Many injuries can lay a victim up for weeks or months, cause the loss of a job and maybe even lead to bankruptcy due to unpaid bills and mounting medical costs.
Many people do not realize that when they are in an accident there are often injuries that do not show up until later.
When someone files a civil lawsuit against a person or another company, there is much involved. What sounds like a simple task is time consuming and complicated. Choosing a personal injury attorney to help navigate the ins and outs of a lawsuit makes it easier and less stressful.
When an Illinois worker is injured on the job, he or she is compensated in both lost wages and medical benefits through the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. Often insurance companies become involved in the case and deny claims, which complicates matters and makes things more difficult.
Dealing with an injury is serious enough in and of itself, but it can be just as excruciating trying to secure compensation for the medical bills and psychological strain involved. When a person is injured at work or simply while crossing the street, receiving financial compensation is usually not going to be easy.
Federal employees are prone to injuries too. Such can trigger disabilities to them and will render them no longer capable of executing their jobs in the usual way. When this happens, they may decide to stop being employed. They may also request for disability retirement benefits.
Changes in the bankruptcy laws have left many to erroneously think that they can no longer declare bankruptcy. This is not true.