One of the great holiday traditions is taking a family out to go pick out a Christmas tree. Walking through a tree farm and picking out the perfect tree is a great way to enjoy nature, create memories, and start off the Christmas season. Sometimes picking out a Christmas tree can lead to problems, including injuries. If you've been injured on a Christmas tree farm, it's important to understand your rights and legal options.
13 December 2016
While striking the occasional pothole is a part of life for just about every city or interstate driver, large potholes hit at high speeds or hidden holes that open up into miniature sinkholes can lead you to disaster, causing tire blowouts or even collisions with other vehicles through no fault of your own. You may be concerned that your insurance rates will go up after a pothole accident, or you may find that your potential payout is far less than the property damage and medical expenses you may have incurred as a result of improper roadway maintenance.
1 November 2016
If you haven't heard, the augmented reality game Pokémon Go has become a huge hit. As of August 2016, the game has already been downloaded by more than 100 million users. The game, which is played on a user's cell phone, actually has quite a few positive benefits. For example, players -- or trainers as they're called in the game -- have to actively search to find Pokémon. So you'll now see players of all ages walking around in search of the mythical creatures.
9 August 2016
If you have been injured on your job and you have filed for workers' compensation, you know that the date of your injury or the date you filed your claim is the date that your claim was opened. But what constitutes the end of your case? Under what circumstances can your case be closed? This can often be confusing, and if you do not understand it, you may give up rights and benefits that you are entitled to.
12 July 2016
If you were injured on your way to work or when you ran out for lunch, you may have been told by well-meaning friends that you cannot claim it under worker's comp. Under most circumstances this is true, but there are exceptions to the rule. Find out if your injuries qualify as work-related and fall under the umbrella of worker's comp. The Coming and Going Rule The coming and going rule applies to employees who travel to and from work every day.
18 May 2016
If you've had a work-related head or neck injury and seem to have developed other seemingly-unrelated symptoms throughout your body since your accident, you may have what is called a Chiari 1 malformation. Here's what you need to know. Chiari Malformation Chiari is a malformation of the cerebellum, which is located at the base of the brain near the brain stem and sits in an indented space in the lower back portion of the skull.
8 April 2016
When it comes to discrimination, most people's thoughts are immediately drawn to the concepts of race and gender. Both racism and sexism are hot-button issues in society today, and rarely a day goes past without news programs airing stories about discrimination in our culture. Unfortunately, discrimination against people with disabilities is a much less well-known issue. If your child has a disability, they are protected against discrimination by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
17 March 2016
According to Forbes, the Internal Revenue Services (IRS), paid out $5.8 billion dollars in fraudulent tax refunds in 2013. The issue of tax identity theft is a growing problem, and you might be concerned about your money, social security number and privileged information being stolen. Luckily, there are several simple things you can do during tax season to help protect your identity and money. Here are a few ways to protect yourself against tax identity theft:
9 February 2016
If you're like many Americans, you may have put some thought into how you'd like your career to end -- perhaps even setting a target retirement date based on a milestone age or your ability to qualify for a pension. Few people anticipate a premature end to their career due to disability. However, this is the reality for the nearly 9 million Americans currently receiving monthly Social Security disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments.
20 January 2016