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3 Things You Must Have To File For Workers' Comp

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Going through a dispute at work over an injury can be stressful. There are many people who feel that they deserve restitution from their employer, but don’t get what they deserve because they either didn’t know how to properly file the claim, or they were denied the claim for various reasons. Here are some things you need to know about proving fault on the part of your work and getting them to pay for it:…

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Closing A File: Creating A Checklist That Works For You

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For an attorney or a paralegal, one of the most exciting times is when a file is being closed. Once you have finished up on a case, while hopefully being successful in the process, it is time to start closing the file. In order to best close a file, there are some steps you should follow so that everything is properly squared away. Whether you do this yourself or have someone close files for you, it is crucial that you have a written policy on how this should be done.…

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4 Situations Where You Need To Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer

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Life is an adventure, and you never know what is going to happen. Unfortunately, there can be bad situations where you may need help recovering a financial settlement from an insurance company. In these situations, it is in your best interest to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer. Some situations where you need the expertise of a personal injury lawyer includes: Auto Accidents When you’re injured in a car accident that you did not cause, one of the first things that you should do is hire a lawyer.…

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How To Avoid Costly Mistakes When Buying A Home

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Whether this is your first home or your tenth, you will need to make sure that you are taking extra precautions to avoid some potentially extremely expensive mistakes. To help you through the purchase of your ideal home, you will want to make use of the following tips. Get Every Inspection That You Can Get You do not want to make the mistake of assuming that everything is perfectly fine with the house, even if it is brand new or everything looks as though it has been completely remodeled in the recent past.…

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2 Steps to Take to Increase Your Chance of Being Awarded Social Security Disability

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If you are injured or suffering from a disease that makes it difficult or impossible for you to work, you would benefit greatly from filing a Social Security Disability claim. If you are awarded your claim, you will have the money you need to take care of yourself while you are unable to work. #1 Get Your Physician’s Support Before you move forward with your Social Security Disability claim, you need to make sure that you have the support of your physician before you move forward with the claim.…

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5 Common DUI Defenses Your Attorney May Use

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Facing DUI charges can be scary, leaving defendants to feel as though they have a rough road ahead. Fortunately, many procedures and tactics used to measure levels of intoxication can be challenged by a knowledgeable DUI lawyer. There are many defenses out there, but here are five of the more common DUI defenses your attorney may use to have your DUI dismissed. Being Pulled Over Without Valid Reason The Fourth Amendment protects you from illegal and unwarranted searches and seizures.…

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Reasons To Have An Attorney Request A Brand New Trial

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If you have a loved one that is facing a lot of time in prison due to being found guilty in a criminal case, that you feel was unjustified, you might have the chance to get him or her a brand new trial. This is different from an appeal. An appeal focuses on examining the original trial to see if there was anything that was amiss. When there is sufficient evidence that the outcome of the original trial should be thrown out, a new trial can be ordered and everything starts all over again.…

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How To Prepare Financially For Divorce

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You may think when you begin your divorce proceedings that everything will go smoothly and you both will act amicably, but that isn’t always the case. Divorce can bring out sides of your significant other that you may have never known existed. Divorces can get ugly, so it’s important to be careful and to be prepared financially in the event things don’t go the way you thought they would. See below for some tips to help you prepare for your divorce.…

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Things Every Auto Accident Victim Should Know

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Auto accidents can easily be among the most dangerous and expensive incidents that a person can experience. When involved in an auto accident, you will need to understand the steps for protecting your rights so that you will be able to recover the damages that you have suffered. What Type Of Legal Options Do You Have For Recovering Damages? After an auto accident, you can face expensive repair costs. The first step in recovering these damages will be to file a claim with the other driver’s insurance.…

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Time To Return To Work? Understanding The Independent Medical Exam

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Most of the time, your work-related injury will heal enough for you to be able to return to your job after a few days, weeks, or months. In some cases, however, things don’t happen as expected. The workers’ comp carrier has expectations that your injury will heal within certain periods of time, based on past history of conditions that are similar to your own. When that time is exceeded, the insurance company may ask that you undergo an independent medical exam (IME).…

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