How to Calculate the Cost of Damages for Pain and Suffering

What qualifies as “damages”? Have you been injured in an auto collision due to someone else’s negligence? You may be entitled to compensation for the damages and losses resulting from the collision. Damages are defined as financial and non-financial losses resulting from the negligence of another. These losses may include medical bills, property damages, and […]

How to Pursue a Workers’ Compensation Claim

If you are injured while on the job and are looking to get workers’ compensation, it may prove to be more challenging than expected. Many employers will avoid granting compensation, especially if the injured party lacks sufficient evidence. You may have a greater chance of having your injury recognized and qualify for compensation when you […]

How to Keep Mistakes in Your Medical Records from Damaging Your Case

If you’re pursuing a personal injury case, your medical records–both past and present–play a critical role in the success of your case. Although you can’t correct mistakes in your past medical records, there are ways to prevent mistakes in your medical records following an injury or disability. 1. Specify the cause of injury. When you […]

How Can You Prove Lost Wages if You’re Self-Employed?

Aside from being illegal, underreporting your income can be financially devastating to you if you’re injured in a car wreck. 1. If you become disabled, you will not be insured for Social Security Disability benefits. 2. Your Social Security retirement benefits will be reduced or eliminated. 3. You won’t be able to prove your lost […]

3 Tips for Getting Disability Claims Approved

About 60% of Social Security Disability initial claim applications get denied. Such a startling number may make you feel like giving up before you get started. But before you give up altogether, here are three steps you can take to improve your chances of Social Security Disability claim approval. 1. Gather the right documentation. The […]

Top 10 Most Common OSHA Violations

Unsafe work conditions may be present in almost any type of workplace. Companies are required by OSHA to maintain safe working practices. However, there are often many violations that go overlooked by management that could cause serious injury to employees. Therefore, it is the duty of the worker to report any unsafe work conditions they […]

How to Identify and Report OSHA Violations Within the Workplace

In any work environment, it is crucial to your health and well-being to feel safe in your workplace. Sometimes, however, a workplace may seem safer than it really is. Over 14 workers are killed every year and roughly 2,500 employees are injured while working in a seemingly safe environment. In order for employees to protect […]

How to Avoid Slip and Fall Injuries

In many workplaces, the floor is the most dangerous area. “Slips, trips, and falls” or “slip and fall” injuries account for almost 30% of all workers’ compensation claims in the US (Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016 report). So how can you create a safer work environment for yourself and your coworkers? Here are a few […]

Know Your Workers’ Compensation Rights

You can’t continue working because you got injured at your workplace? You probably know you can file for workers’ compensation. This process, however, can get confusing and complicated. As you start this process, inform yourself of the rights you have while on workers’ comp. 1. You have the right to appeal if your claim is […]

How a Gap in Treatment Affects Your Personal Injury Claim

After an auto collision, you have filed the police report, exchanged insurance information with the other driver, and have called someone to pick you up. What is your next step? For most people, all they can think about is getting home–and we understand! A collision, even a minor or moderate incident, can be shocking, emotional, […]

Can You Get Immediate Social Security Disability Approval?

Whether a person is applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), the odds for receiving benefits are not high, and most claims are denied the first time. However, the Social Security Administration makes special allowances for certain conditions that qualify a person for aid simply with a diagnosis. These conditions […]

Seminar: “Workers’ Compensation Claims in 6 Steps!”

Join me Wednesday, February 6, 2019, for my seminar “Workers’ Compensation Claims in 6 Steps.” that walks you through the workers’ compensation claim process. Whether you work in law, insurance, HR, or other related fields, having a full picture of workers’ compensation is vital for serving our clients and employees with intelligence. The course content […]