Your Legal Rights at Work

  • 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.

  • FAQs About Child Support And Visitation

    30 August 2016

    The issuance of a child support order does not necessarily mark the end of disagreements between the custodial and non-custodial parent. Disagreements regarding the child can sometimes lead to issues with the child support, which can have a direct impact on the welfare of the child. If you are a non-custodial parent, here is what you need to know.  Does Child Support Entitle You to Visitation? At the time your child support order was issued, the family court might have taken an additional step and established a visitation order.

  • Can You Hold A Waterpark Liable For Your Injuries? The Answer Depends On The Situation

    11 August 2016

    When everyone is still trying to squeeze a little bit more fun out of summer, waterparks become popular attractions. They can also become the source of tragedy—like the recent incident in Kansas where a 10-year-old boy was decapitated on the "World's Tallest Water Slide." When an accident like this happens, many people wonder if the park can be held responsible for the deaths and injuries? This is what you should know.

  • Avoid These Mistakes When Reporting A Work Related Injury

    27 July 2016

    If you have been injured at your place of work, the actions that you take in the first couple of days will determine how smoothly or how roughly the rest of the claim process will go. Make sure you avoid the following five mistakes. Not Reporting the Injury to Your Employer Some people are hesitant to report workplace injuries because they might be embarrassed, they don't think they have a serious injury, or they think they may get terminated.

  • Think Your Will Protects Your Estate? 4 Reasons Why You Should Switch To A Trust

    7 July 2016

    If you have a legally documented will, your family is completely protected if you should pass away. Right? Not necessarily. While a will does document how you want your assets divided, it doesn't provide the best protection for you or your loved ones. That's where a trust comes in. A trust does everything a will does – divides your assets, ensures your wishes are carried out – but it goes beyond the will to provide additional protection.