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April 2018 Archives

Injury symptoms not always immediately apparent

As you recover from your car accident, you may rely on others to assist you in your daily needs, especially if your injuries were moderate to severe. Hopefully, doctors have given you a hopeful prognosis for achieving a full recovery; also hopefully, you can collect benefits at work to help make ends meet while you're away from your duties. On the other hand, this description typically applies to a best-case scenario, and more often than not, accident recuperation doesn't always go as planned. 

Workers' compensation may be quietly shortchanging your benefits

In truth, shortchanging may be too harsh of a word in this case, but according to a special series aired by NPR, 10 states have made serious changes in the way they handle workplace injuries. A major consequence of these changes is that employees suffering workplace injuries are not getting the worker's compensation benefits that they deserve and expect.

Preparing for your Social Security Disability interview

When applying for Social Security Disability (SSD), you will have to meet many requirements and undergo a complicated process. While this is necessary to reduce and prevent SSD fraud, it can be intimidating for the applicant. In turn, these feelings of intimidation cause many people to procrastinate about applying for these benefits.

Can I file a claim if I was partly at fault for a car accident?

At one time, the state of Tennessee prohibited car accident victims from seeking compensation if they shared any amount of fault in a crash. This was known as the contributory negligence rule. After the Supreme Court decided that such a rule did not serve justice, Tennessee changed its law to give accident victims a better chance of recovering compensation.

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