If you are suffering from a disability and are unable to work, you can obtain Social Security benefits to help you. Of course, there is a process to determine whether you are eligible for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). It is termed a social security disability “assessment.”
Hearing loss is often called an “invisible injury.” Why? Because it is hard to prove, compared to more obvious physical injuries like broken bones. That, in turn, makes it a challenge to prove to an insurance company that you actually suffered hearing loss as a direct result of a car accident.
It is common to complain about work. How many television shows do we see in which the main character is doing whatever he can to get out of work? How often do people find themselves daydreaming about winning the lottery so they don’t have to go to work, and trade in their corporate cubical for a Caribbean cruise?
When someone dies as a result of the negligent or reckless conduct of another, whether it is from a car accident, a slip, and fall, or a construction accident, the victim’s family experiences a terrible loss. That loss should be compensated, and the party responsible for the victim’s death should provide that necessary compensation.
You might be surprised to learn that slip and fall accidents are second only to motor vehicle accidents in all accidental deaths in the United States. Indeed, slip and fall accidents account for approximately 15 percent of accidental deaths.
When you are injured at work and have questions about the workers’ compensation process – which can be challenging – consider contacting a Florida Workers’ Compensation Act attorney in Jacksonville, like the experienced attorneys at RITE Law.
Yes, at RITE Law, we have heard them all. No question, there are some great lawyer jokes out there. But, all lawyer jokes aside, there are some occasions when it is a very good thing that you have a lawyer by your side. One of those times is when you are trying to assert a claim under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (the Longshore Act). Indeed, the workers’ compensation program for those who work on or around the harbors of our nation can be a complicated journey.
There are many things that we don’t know the first thing about, until we need them. Then we become experts in the subject in a hurry. Workers’ compensation is a bit like that. We never expect to get in a workplace accident. Yet, when it happens you may be lost as to what to do immediately after.
We understand that you may be surprised by that answer. A minor fender bender where no one was injured does not seem to require the hassle of getting anyone else involved, especially an attorney. However, there are a number of considerations surrounding a car accident, however minor it might be. Plus, getting some preliminary advice from an attorney is no cost to you. Does that change the rationale a little? If so, read on.
We know that a person accused of a crime is always presumed innocent until proven guilty. In fact, the legal concept of the “presumption of innocence” is just one example of many different legal presumptions. A legal presumption is something that a court will decide is true (or presume is true) until there is some other, persuasive factual evidence to disprove it.