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Is it Possible to Get More Money if Your Condition Worsens After Settling With Workers’ Comp?

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Is it Possible to Get More Money if Your Condition Worsens After Settling With Workers’ Comp?

Most people settle their workers’ comp claims with the expectation their injuries would heal. Unfortunately, sometimes things happen and the person experiences additional and often unexpected medical problems related to the injury. Since their claims have already been settled and closed, people in this situation may wonder if it’s possible they can reopen their cases and get more money. It depends on the circumstances. Here’s what you need to know about this issue. Clincher Deals One thing that will have a major impact on whether you can get more money for your worsened condition is whether your settlement included a “clincher” clause. Also known as a “full and final release” or “compromise and release”, this clause basically states the only money you’ll get from workers’ compensation insurance for your injury is what you negotiated for at the time your...

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What Happens To Your Social Security Disability Benefits When You Go To Prison?

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What Happens To Your Social Security Disability Benefits When You Go To Prison?

Being incarcerated often means losing out on the benefits you might have taken for granted on the outside. If you were receiving Social Security disability or SSI benefits, then you might want to know what happens to those benefits once you’re behind bars. Read on to learn what happens to your benefits before, during, and after your stint in prison. Your Benefits Freeze While You’re Serving Time From the moment you walk through those prison gates, it’s only a matter of time before your Social Security disability and SSI benefits come to a temporary end. Here are a few important facts to know about your benefits while you serve time: Any incoming disability or SSI payments will be suspended within 30 days of being officially incarcerated. If you’re not currently receiving disability or SSI benefits, then you may find...

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Does Workers’ Comp Cover Injuries to Fetuses and Babies?

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Does Workers’ Comp Cover Injuries to Fetuses and Babies?

If you are hurt on the job, chances are pretty good your medical bills and other compensable damages will be paid by workers’ comp. However, what if you were pregnant or nursing at the time, and your child was also hurt by something that occurred at work? Will he or she also be covered by the workers’ compensation insurance? The answer is that this depends on the circumstances of the injury. Here’s what you need to know about getting reimbursed for injuries to an unborn or newborn baby. Only Derivative or Collateral Injuries Covered The courts put the harm to fetuses and babies into two types of categories: derivative and independent. Derivative harm (also called collateral) is injuries the child sustains as a consequence of the mother’s injuries. For instance, the mother is impaled with a pole that also...

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Understanding Reasonable Suspicion And How It Can Help Your Case When Charged With DUI

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Understanding Reasonable Suspicion And How It Can Help Your Case When Charged With DUI

Being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), also known as driving while intoxicated (DWI) in some locales, is not only humiliating, it can also be a devastating personal experience. The consequences of a DUI conviction range from loss of driving privileges to high fines to even jail time in some circumstances. That is why it is critical to vigorously fight for your acquittal if you have been arrested due to police error or misconduct. If you have been wrongly arrested and charged with a DUI, then you owe it to yourself to understand what should be done to protect your rights. One way you can defend yourself is by identifying the specific actions where a police officer may have failed in their duties; in fact, one of the most common mistakes made by police is not having reasonable...

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Need A Payday Loan? Avoid These 3 Things To Protect Yourself From Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Woes

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Need A Payday Loan? Avoid These 3 Things To Protect Yourself From Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Woes

Are you experiencing financial trouble and considering taking out a payday loan to get you through the tough times? If so, you’ve got to be very careful about where, how, and when you get that loan. While payday loans are considered unsecured debt and are dischargeable under chapter 7 bankruptcy, there are some situations in which this doesn’t hold true. Read on to learn 3 things you absolutely shouldn’t do, just in case you have to file for bankruptcy after taking out a payday loan. 1. Don’t Borrow Right Before You File If your financial situation is especially grim, don’t even think about taking out that payday loan. If you do take out a payday loan and are forced to file for bankruptcy in the near future, the bankruptcy court could view the loan as fraudulent activity. Since your...

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