Most people think of workers compensation as a program that compensates workers for an accident, such as a fall, that occurs on the job, but it can also cover other situations. For example, if you suffer from a repetitive stress injury, or RSI, caused by your job, you might be eligible for benefits from workers compensation. This article takes a look at some of the key considerations surrounding this issue.
At one point, workers compensation laws only applied to those who suffered an injury from a single unfortunate event that left them unable to perform their job. Read More»
Married and single persons face different challenges when filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. If you are married, you shouldn’t use a single friend’s bankruptcy process as a yardstick for your application. Some of the unique challenges to prepare for include:
Passing the Means Test
Chapter 7 bankruptcy process has a means test, which is designed to ensure that only those who can’t truly pay their debts get the discharge. If you have a reasonable disposable income, which is the money you are left with after paying your allowed monthly expenses, then you may not qualify for the bankruptcy. Read More»
Social Security Disability isn’t always easy to get. The application alone can be intimidating, and while you’re waiting for a decision, it can be stressful and overwhelming. When you add to that the financial struggles that often come from the loss of work, it can be a difficult time. If you’re wondering how you will cover the bills while you’re waiting for your disability decision, you’re not without options. Here are a few things to consider when you’re trying to make ends meet. Read More»
There are two primary factors which must first be determined prior to filing for a divorce which can be described as responsibility and resolution. Responsibility is effectively determined based on whose actions ultimately led to the dissolution of the marriage. Meanwhile, resolution is simply determined by whether or not you and your spouse can reach an agreement on how to resolve financial, custodial and property issues.
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If this if your first rodeo when it comes to hiring unpaid interns, there are a few things you need to always keep in mind to ensure that you’re passing the test – legally – and don’t end up in a nasty court battle. First off, you need to ensure that your intern understands that they will not be paid for their time at your company. Don’t just take their word for it, either; get the confirmation in writing. Read More»
Whether you’re a professional photographer or an amateur photojournalist snapping pictures of your everyday life to record for posterity, you run the risk of having any images that you publish online stolen. What are your choices? You could choose not to publish any of your images online, but that means limiting their exposure more than you want. Instead, you can take steps to enforce your copyright. Here’s what you should know. Read More»
Many individuals never think about being injured in an accident. They go through life thinking everything is fine until the day they slip coming out of the grocery store. This personal injury can be devastating to your livelihood. Not only are you stuck trying to recover from your injuries, but you are stuck trying to figure out how to make ends meet and get back on your feet again. Personal injuries are frustrating and overwhelming. Read More»
If you’ve been planning to request a divorce from your spouse, you know that a no-fault divorce means you don’t have to prove something is wrong in the marriage in order to end it. However, a lot of misinformation still persists about getting a divorce, including the role your spouse plays in finally approving a divorce agreement. While there are things your spouse can do to make it difficult, they are not things that are easy to do. Read More»
Slip and fall accidents can happen to anyone. In order for the business or person to be held liable, you need to be able to prove that the accident was their fault. Poorly constructed floors or poorly maintained floors can be a few reasons why a person or business may be held liable for your accident. There are a number of factors that an insurance company looks at in order to award you an amount for the claim. Read More»
When you get injured at work, in a car accident, or because of a product malfunction, you deserve justice. A personal injury lawyer can help you seek monetary damages to pay for hospital bills, doctor bills, recovery costs and prescriptions. If you’ve never worked with a personal injury lawyer before, you might have questions about how lawyers get paid. Especially if you’re out of work because of your injury, it can seem a bit daunting to pay a lawyer. Read More»