Your Legal Rights at Work

  • What You Need to Know About Distracted Driving

    11 January 2017

    More than 3,000 people were killed and 430,000 people were injured as a result of distracted driving in 2014 (the most recent year for which such statistics are available). According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Board, 10 percent of these drivers were teenagers (between 16 and 19 years of age) and another 23 percent were in their twenties. What is distracted driving? The term distracted driving encompasses a vast number of actions.

  • Injured At Christmas: How To Proceed

    29 December 2016

    Getting injured at a family Christmas gathering is never fun. And it's difficult to handle a personal injury when you're dealing with relatives. Here are some steps to take to smooth things over. Take the Time You Need First of all, it may be necessary to regroup so that you can behave calmly during the gathering. Removing yourself from the situation until you know what you'd like to do is a great idea.

  • Common Workers Compensation Denials And How To Avoid Them

    9 December 2016

    When filing a workers compensation claim, the goal is always to have it approved. However, not everyone is met with this result. While there is no way to deny-proof a claim, understanding some of the more common scenarios that often lead to this outcome may be able to help you avoid a denial for your claim. Failure To Notify When you are injured on the job, it is your duty to report your injuries to your employer immediately.

  • 3 Ways To Prove The Officers Were Wrong And You're Right About A Traffic Violation

    18 November 2016

    When it comes to getting to your destination, the chances are high that you may need to drive there. It's possible that you may be careless from time to time and not pay as much attention to your driving. If this is the case, you may be given a traffic ticket, and this is the last thing you will want on your record. It's a fact that traffic violations can cause your auto insurance to skyrocket, and this is less than ideal.

  • The Best Interest Of The Child

    28 October 2016

    If you and your spouse are divorcing, the issues that concern your minor children are among the most important, and can be among the most contentious. The court system places a very high priority on ensuring that the most vulnerable parties in the divorce suffer from as few negative effects as possible. Because of this, the laws about ensuring that children need not experience a lessening in the funds available for their care are extremely stringent.

  • A Guide To Collecting Your Personal Records Before Filing For Divorce

    20 September 2016

    Going through a divorce is rarely easy, and even filing the paperwork can be stressful if you aren't prepared. Fortunately, you can make the process simpler for yourself by gathering together some information before you sit down to file. While specific documentation needs vary by state, the the following guide can help you begin the process well prepared. Personal documents You will need to prove who you are, your status, and that you were actually married.

  • Proving That A Business Violated Dram Shop Laws

    20 September 2016

    Most states have dram shop laws prohibiting businesses from selling alcohol to people in excess or to those who are already intoxicated. These laws also let people who are hurt in accidents caused by drunk drivers to hold the businesses who sold alcohol to intoxicated persons liable for some of the damages. However, proving the business knew or should have known the individual was intoxicated can be challenging. Read more to discover two ways you can show that the business in question violated dram shop laws.