If you're an employee who's been injured on the job, chances are you won't be allowed to sue for personal injury. However, there are many exceptions to this rule. Here are four ways to tell whether personal injury or workers' compensation is the right choice in your situation.
1. Check whether any of the exceptions apply to you
Employers are required to provide workers' compensation insurance, but they do so on the understanding that employees will not be allowed to sue them.
Have you been a victim of police misconduct? If so, you may find it much easier than it once was to find an attorney willing to represent you in a personal injury suit against the police. Here's what you should know.
More people are coming forward than ever to report police misconduct.
In recent years, thanks to the advent of smartphones that can easily capture video, police misconduct has been documented in more cases than ever.
Workers compensation cases involve situations in which you are hurt on your job and require a payout to tend to your injuries and other damages. There are plenty of workers compensation cases tried every single year, and you will need the backing of a high quality workers compensation attorney in order to find success with such a case. You will also need to follow some incredibly important tips to help guide you through that case, including the points laid out below.
Many social security disability claims are, unfortunately, denied, and insufficient evidence is one of the more common reasons that an application comes back with a rejection letter. If you've just received a rejection for your social security claim, you don't have to stop there; you can build a stronger case by following the steps below.
Check the Reapplication Period
The first thing to do is to check your rejection carefully and find out whether you're eligible to reapply for disability and when.
Although much attention has been given to hate crimes lately, both in the media and in the courtroom, they still remain some of the hardest cases to try. Not only are they emotionally charged, cases involving hate crimes are notoriously more violent and more difficult to prosecute, which leaves victims feeling reluctant to pursue additional damages. While hate crimes are recognized by 41 states, with many of those states levying heftier sentences and penalties for proven hate crimes, many crimes go unreported and/or not prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.