• Cameras In Nursing Home Rooms: A New Effort to Prevent Medical Malpractice

    When you place your loved one into the care of a nursing home facility, you expect the staff to treat the person with care and respect. Unfortunately, elder abuse is a rising problem. According to statistics available on the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) website, up to 10 percent of respondents to the study experienced elder abuse in the prior year. However, a law recently passed in Illinois aims to help reduce the abuse of elderly people by allowing the family of patients to place cameras in their nursing home rooms.
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  • Social Security Disability And Veteran's Disability: 3 Things Veterans Need To Know

    Did you know that if you're a disabled veteran, you may be eligible for both Social Security Disability benefits and Veteran's Disability benefits? You can collect both at the same time, but it means going through the process of applying for disability benefits twice. What's more, there are some important differences in the two processes that you're going to need to know about to successfully qualify for disability benefits. Take a look at some of the most important things that you should know about the differences between Social Security Disability and Veteran's disability.
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  • Are Volunteers Entitled To Worker's Compensation?

    Volunteering is great for the community, and it can help to build your resume. However, if you are injured while volunteering, it can hurt your ability to pursue meaningful paid employment and cost you a lot of money in the long run. If you have recently been injured while doing volunteer work, you may wonder if you have any right to worker's compensation. In most cases, the answer is no, but there are exceptions to that rule.
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  • 3 Things To Know Before You Sue For Defamation

    If you recently went through a difficult break-up and are suffering from defamation caused by your ex, you may be able to sue him or her in a personal injury lawsuit. To win a case like this, you will need to have solid proof and evidence that what your ex has done (or is doing) is to hurt you, your reputation, and your life. Before you talk to a personal injury lawyer about your situation, here are three things you should know.
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  • Legal Recourse For Burn Injuries

    Burn injuries rank among the worst kinds of pain from which you can suffer. Burn injuries can cause scar tissue build-up, leave you with mental and emotional hang-ups, and the pain from which you can suffer can be quite intense—and in some cases even last a lifetime. This is why you should know what recourse you can take if you happen to have suffered from a burn, whether severe or minor.
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  • Will Workers Compensation Cover Injuries Suffered As A Dancer Or Performer?

    If you work as a dancer or other physical performance artist, you likely view some aches and pains as a necessary hazard of your job. But what happens if you suffer a severe or potentially career-ending injury while performing your job? Although many professional athletes and others with highly specialized (and physical) jobs can receive their regular paycheck and other disability benefits while recovering from a work-related injury, you may be surprised to find that the only benefits available to you are workers compensation payments.
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  • Understanding Damages Available From Bicycle Accidents And How To File A Claim

    Bicycle accidents are a major occurrence across the USA, with 49,000 injuries caused in 2012 alone. Unfortunately, many of these accidents resulted in no justice, as the injured person wasn't aware of what to do following the incident. If you regularly cycle to work or for leisure, it's important that you understand your rights and what steps to take in the event of an accident. What You Can Claim For The specific claims you can make will depend entirely on the severity of your case; however, there are a number of general things that are typically covered in the event of a bicycle collision.
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