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Worker’s compensation or a personal injury lawsuit: can I pursue both?

If you have become injured during your duties at work, you may be entitled to compensation. There are typically two routes to pursue: the first is worker’s compensation, and the second is a personal injury lawsuit. These options differ greatly, and your personal circumstances will largely dictate which is the best option for you. Understanding worker’s compensation Worker’s compensation is a form of insurance that is designed to compensate those who become injured while on

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5 defective product injury mistakes to avoid

All manufacturing companies undergo rigorous testing to ensure their products are safe for human consumption. However, some faulty products may creep into the market without your knowledge, resulting in a defective product injury. In recent years, injuries caused by defective products have become too common as a result of malfunctions, faulty designs, and unexpected failures. Luckily, you can hold any manufacturer liable for a defective product injury by filing a product liability claim. Unfortunately, many

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Handling a Defective Product Injury

As a customer, you trust manufacturers and retailers to develop and deliver products that are safe for consumer use. However, while for the most part they are, defective products can slip through the cracks and end up in your local store shelves. Moreover, despite the many safety regulations surrounding product testing, some manufacturers ignore them and end up placing dangerous items in the market. Thus, you may end up with a harmful product in your

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Receive Compensation for a Dog Bite from the Owner

If you’ve suffered a dog bite, you may be wondering if it’s possible to take legal action against the dog’s owner, and the answer to that question is a resounding yes. In fact, California is a strict liability state when it comes to dog bites, which means that the owner is considered to be legally responsible for the costs associated with bite injuries. Here’s what you need to know about filing a lawsuit for a

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Workers’ compensation in California

The state of California has a workers’ compensation system that protects both the employee and employer. Under this no-fault plan, the employer is protected from a lawsuit filed by the worker. By the same token, an employee does not have to prove that his or her employer is directly responsible for an injury. It is necessary, however, that a worker proves his or her injury occurred on the job or while in the process of

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A Helpful Guide To Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Wrongful death lawsuits are a kind of personal injury lawsuit that can only be made when an individual dies as a result of another person’s fault or negligence. It not only seeks compensation for the survivor’s losses in terms of wages and funeral expenses but also tries to find justice for them. Wrongful death cases include various types of accidents, such as medical malpractices, car accidents, and product liability cases. For example, governmental agencies, persons,

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Steps To Take After A Motorcycle Accident

Getting in a motorcycle accident can be a very traumatic experience for many people, so there are some important steps you need to remember to take if this happens to you. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident and you are conscious and aware, take the time to follow each of the steps outlined below: Make sure everyone involved in the accident is safe When the accident takes place, the very first step

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Rear-End Accidents: Liability, Claims & Injury Compensation

Though preventable, rear-end crashes come as a surprise, especially with the prevalence of smart devices such as GPS units. Most of these crashes happen due to distracted driving, and the injuries tend to be dangerous. Any auto accident can result in severe injuries, but rear-end collisions pose a dangerous threat. The sudden crash exposes passengers to sudden impacts at a high force, which our bodies may be unable to handle. Rear-end accidents cause the second

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Everything You Need to Know About Product Liability Law

Defective products have been causing thousands of injuries annually in the US. Unknown to many, there is a product liability law that is responsible for cases resulting from any dangerous or defective product. The product liability law necessitates every product in the market should meet reasonable customer expectations. Therefore, if a product has any defect; or places the consumer in danger, it is taken as a breach of the law. So, as a customer, what

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Workers’ Compensation for Rear-end Vehicle Crashes

Workers’ compensation Coverage for On-the-Job Vehicle Accidents  According to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), an insurance rating and data collection bureau specializing in workers’ compensation, the number of motor vehicle accidents as a share of workers’ compensation claims have risen in the past few years even as workplace safety has increased.  If you drive your company’s vehicle for work-related reasons on a daily basis it is worth your while to know your legal

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