The Necessity of Legal Representation When Making a Workers’ Compensation Claim

By on Oct 23, 2016 in Workers' Compensation | 0 comments

The Necessity of Legal Representation When Making a Workers’ Compensation Claim Many workers get injured in the workplace due many different reasons. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the most common causes of injuries include: – Office politics or arguments among workers that lead to violent acts; – Repetitive motion, which often result to back injury or carpal tunnel syndrome; – Getting entangled or caught in machines, a case most common in factories; – Driving accident, which is a case common among company drivers; – Being struck by a falling object, machine or vehicle, which is common among construction workers: – Falling from a scaffold, ladder, stairs, roof or any elevated place; – Slipping or tripping, which is actually the second most common cause of workplace injuries (the first is falls); and, – Overexertion due...

Car Accidents: The Leading Cause of Spinal Cord Injury in the U.S.

By on Oct 22, 2016 in Car Accidents | 0 comments

Car Accidents: The Leading Cause of Spinal Cord Injury in the U.S. The spinal cord is one of the human body’s most delicate and sensitive parts. It is a bundle of nerve tissues and support cells, and it forms the central nervous system together with the human brain. The brain serves as the body’s command center, while the spinal cord serves as the pathway where all messages from the brain are carried to the different parts of the body and vice versa. A spinal cord injury can damage the vertebrae, the ligaments or spinal column disks, or the spinal cord itself. A traumatic spinal cord injury, which is caused by a knife or gunshot would that cuts and pierces the spinal cord or a sudden, forceful blow to the spine, can fracture, crush, dislocate, or compress an area of the vertebrae. A non-traumatic spinal cord injury, on the other hand, may be a result of cancer, arthritis, infections,...

Domestic Battery

By on Oct 21, 2016 in Criminal Defense | 0 comments

Domestic Battery Women, whose ages range from 16 to 34, are the most common victims in domestic battery, which number to about 10 million incidences in the U.S. every year. Acts of violence in the home include physical abuse, forced sexual acts, financial abuse, psychological abuse and emotional abuse, all for the purpose of gaining power and control over one’s partner, to whom the perpetrator may be married or living with. While some states refer to domestic battery as a crime committed against an intimate partner, other states include any person in a domestic relationship. Thus, besides a spouse, domestic violence can, therefore, be committed against children and other relatives living with the aggressor; some states even consider former spouses, former dating or sexual partners, in-laws, step-parents, and step-children as persons protected by domestic violence laws. Domestic battery...

Birth Injury Resulting to Cerebral Palsy

By on Oct 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Birth Injury Resulting to Cerebral Palsy Birth injury, or birth trauma, refers to any type of injury or harm sustained by an infant during the birthing process. These injuries are usually sustained during a difficult delivery, which may be due to: • The birth canal being too small; • The fetus being in an abnormal position (like a breech position, wherein the baby would exit the pelvis with his/her buttocks or feet first instead of the head); or, • The fetus being too large (doctors use a vacuum or forceps when delivering larger babies to make babies’ passage through the birth canal easier). Difficult delivery or not, many legal and medical professionals will confirm that the most common cause of birth injury is medical negligence and that these acts of negligence cause thousands of infants to suffer injuries during birth and that these acts occur far more frequently than any one may...

Business Hiring Practices

By on Oct 18, 2016 in Business | 0 comments

Business Hiring Practices Two legal issues that many companies have been faced, and continue to face, are overtime pay and workplace injury. The first issue involves companies refusing or failing to pay their employees for overtime work rendered; the second issue usually involves lawsuits filed by employees who sustain job-related injuries. Starting a business requires careful and extensive planning. It should include the type of ownership (such as sole proprietorship, a partnership or a limited liability company), how to efficiently address and manage the many federal and local legal concerns associated with it, being clear about the particular service or good to offer, who will directly manage or run the business, how to hire the right people and how to make the company profitable and grow. Some of the actual specific concerns one will be faced with when he/she starts a business...