Workers compensation pays workers for lost wages and medical care if they are injured on the job. Their families are compensated if their injuries result in death. Accidents or injuries that are not work related are not eligible for this compensation. Employers agree to pay for lost wages and medical bills and in return cannot be sued for damages or be held negligent for the accident or injury. However, there are cases in which an employer may refuse to pay all or part of a workers compensation claim. [Read More]
An Overview On Filing A Wrongful Death Claim
If a member of your family has died because of someone else's negligence, you may be able to commence a wrongful death lawsuit. These can be very difficult cases to prove, but there are laws that are out there to protect people who have died at the hands of another. The following article will give you a better understanding of how a wrongful death lawsuit works, and who can bring on a wrongful death claim. [Read More]
Independent Contractor Or Employee: Why Does It Matter?
Every year around tax filing season, many workers will discover that their employment isn't quite what they thought it was. Companies, looking to save money, may classify a worker not as an employee but as an independent contractor. While this doesn't seem like a big distinction to the average person looking for work, it can have huge and expensive consequences to the individual. So, why is it a big deal? Because many employees who have been misclassified as independent contractors don't understand that they lose out on many benefits of being an employee. [Read More]
3 Ways To Prove Your Slip And Fall Injury Case During Discovery
Being a victim of any type of injury can be challenging. The time it takes to recover, the amount of medical bills and time that is lost from work can simply be too much. You may need to file a lawsuit against the property owner to receive money for your losses. Knowing the ways to help prove your slip and fall case during the discovery stage of civil litigation may help strengthen your case. [Read More]