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Keep Your Options Clear After Workplace Injury

Workers compensation can do a lot to help you get back on your feet after a workplace injury, but it doesn't cover everything. Your injury may have complications that neither you nor the compensation insurance system could have expected, and in the months or years it takes for you to figure things out, it may be too late to put in an easy claim for more benefits. Before signing anything, have a look at what could go wrong by simply taking a standard workers compensation agreement. Read More 

Pregnancy Discrimination Is Still An Unfortunate Reality: Know Your Rights

It would be nice to think that discrimination against pregnant women in the workforce was a thing of the past—but studies indicate that incidents of pregnancy-related discrimination are actually on the rise. If you're pregnant or planning a pregnancy soon, this is what you should know about your rights. You have protections similar to any temporarily disabled employee. An amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act applies to any employer who has 15 or more employees. Read More 

Do Siblings Have Any Visitation Rights?

Each state has specific guidelines for a sibling's visitation rights. In many cases, it depends on what is in the best interest of the child and can include many different factors. It can prove psychologically detrimental to separate siblings. He/she has a bond with the other child and could suffer depression if separated. Sibling rights are under the scope in recent years, and some of those situations are listed below. Read More 

4 Things You Need To Do If You Have To File A Personal Injury Claim

If you have been in an accident that was due to the fault of another party and you were injured, you will want to file a personal injury claim for compensation for both your medical expenses and income loss. You can even receive compensation for pain and suffering, which would be compensation for things, such as emotional suffering from the accident. In order to get the most out of your claim, you need to do the following four things: Read More 

What Workers’ Comp Claimants Need To Know About Independent Medical Exams

While getting injured at work is no picnic, it's nice to know that your employer provides you with a valuable benefit: workers' compensation insurance. This benefit, available at no cost to you, can provide you with access to medical care at no charge and a partial wage while you stay home and recover from your injury. After you have been receiving benefits, you may be contacted by the insurance company and asked to undergo a specific type of medical exam, the Independent Medical Exam (IME). Read More