Archive for July 2016

When a Business Can Let an Injured Employee Go

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The unfortunate truth is that there is no specific law that says a Georgia employer cannot fire a worker after an injury or workers’ compensation claim. This can make it difficult for workers who get hurt to continue to make a living, and seems essentially unfair. But a business’s ability to let a worker go…

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Negligent Hiring & Retention by Trucking Companies

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The aftermath of a truck accident can be too much to imagine for those who have not had to experience it firsthand. When a commercial vehicle weighing up to 80,000 pounds and possibly carrying hazardous materials collides with other vehicles, the outcome is almost always disastrous. The property damage to your car and the area…

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Is an Insurance Company Acting in Bad Faith?

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When you have been hurt in an accident, you are relying on insurance to come through and help you. No doubt you need an insurance settlement to cover all of the medical expenses you have accumulated, but you may need your recovery for much more. Many people who are injured in an accident need the…

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Remote Workers and Workers’ Compensation Issues

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It used to be that you drove or commuted into work five days a week. But now, 3.7 million employees work from home at least part time, according to a study by Working from home has been a striking trend in the last decade, with the number of employees regularly taking advantage of Internet-based…

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Social Security Loses Employees as the Number of Claims Increase

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Despite a growing number of Americans who need Social Security services, the administration is slowly losing employees. According to the Office of Personnel Management, the Social Security Administration employed 65,717 people as of September 2015. This figure fell to 64,264 people by March 2016. The difference may not look extreme, but the loss is keenly…

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Psychological Injuries from Car Accidents

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People walk away with much more than physical injuries after a car accident. The emotional significance of a collision cannot be understated. People who are confident in their driving abilities or who feel safe as passengers suddenly collide with another car and come face to face with reality: that driving is dangerous and they could…

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What Is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?

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If you were hurt in an accident, you are probably wondering how much money you can receive from insurance – or if you have to take the legal path – from a jury. It is a natural question to ask, particularly if you have suffered severe injuries or are now permanently disabled. You are well…

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Who Is Responsible for a Rare Alligator Attack?

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The sudden and tragic alligator attack that occurred at a Walt Disney World hotel and killed a visiting two-year-old boy has raised many questions: How safe are people around these large reptiles? How many alligators are there? And when an attack occurs, who is responsible? Alligators are just one type of wild animal that could…

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Cell Phone Use While Driving Leads to Serious Auto Accidents

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Most people live on their phones nowadays and it can be hard to put these devices away when people get into their cars. It is consistently tempting to read work emails, return your mother’s call, or text friends while you are commuting to or from work or running errands. Technology has made it too easy…

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