Insurance companies frequently play a very important role in personal injury litigation. Accordingly, there are some things you need to know about how to deal (or how not to deal) with insurance companies when you are looking to maximize the chances of appropriate compensation in your case.
Did you know that about 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work? Did you know that about $242 million is spent each year on workers’ compensation benefits for hearing loss disabilities? Those statistics from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, under the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will tell you clearly that if you are experiencing hearing loss issues because of your workplace environment, you are not alone.
Unfortunately, the pandemic is raging on. It appears, in fact, that the world might be experiencing a second wave of virus infections. The countries that were able to bring down infection rates to relatively low numbers during the summer months have numbers that are disturbingly going back up. In the United States, it appears that we are on an upward trajectory to another, third, peak in virus infections.
Seeking disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) can be a bit of a challenge. More than half of initial Social Security Disability Insurance claims (SSDI claims) are denied, requiring claimants to take further steps to obtain benefits. Therefore, the more information you have in your corner on how to most efficiently demonstrate to the SSA that you are eligible for SSDI benefits the better.
Car accidents can range from minor fender benders to catastrophic, and each car accident has a unique set of circumstances. So, it can be a challenge to make an estimate as to the amount of compensation you should receive in any given case. That said, under Florida law, there are various categories of damages that you can receive when you are the victim of a car accident, which was caused by another driver’s negligence.
It’s human nature, especially when we’re young, to think that we are invincible, or that we will not be the one to get into an accident at work. Of course, our optimistic nature is not always the best gauge of reality, and accidents happen.
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.