4 Personal Behaviors That Can Affect Your Car Accident Settlement

Posted on: 15 September 2015

When a driver causes a serious accident, the insurance company is likely to offer a settlement to the injured persons. That settlement may seem unreasonably low. When an injured person attempts to get a better settlement, the insurance company typically stands its ground. This is only natural, since the insurer doesn't want to pay out more than it needs to.  Often, the individual's behavior in his or her own personal life gives the insurer evidence that supports its case to stick with the low settlement.
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Cameras In Nursing Home Rooms: A New Effort to Prevent Medical Malpractice

Posted on: 9 September 2015

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

Posted on: 19 August 2015

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?

Posted on: 15 July 2015

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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