Compensation lawyers blogs

Blog posts by compensation lawyers, regarding personal injury, accident claims, PPI claims and all other types of financial reclaims.

Construction Injuries More Common in Immigrant Population

by Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum August 12, 2015 Compensation Lawyers

According to recent research from Working Immigrants, a majority of construction-related injuries and fatalities involve immigrant workers. The New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health (NYCOSH) issued a report earlier this year that noted the following statistics:  Although Latinos make up a quarter of New York State construction workers, 38 percent of New York […]

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Your toe injury and the right to claim compensation

by Tim Bishop March 31, 2014 Compensation Lawyers

It’s a matter of balance; without toes, due to amputation or with a toe injury it is much harder to stay upright, change direction when you are running and walking or wear most close fitting footwear. A toe injury puts you at a discernable physical disadvantage whilst it heals and if it is a serious […]

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Train Your Pooch Even if You Feel Like a Dogsbody: The Issues of Poor Dog Training

by bec January 8, 2014 Compensation Lawyers

Poor Dog Training is something that affects not just owners but the general public. There are some truly heartbreaking stories that have littered the news in the last few years of dog attacks. A lot of these attacks and indeed the accident claims litigation which can follow could have easily been prevented, by proper dog […]

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Starbucks Slip Results in Large Payout

by jiffee January 8, 2014 Accident Claims

A woman who recently made a trip to Starbucks slipped on an area of floor where it was very greasy. She had alerted employees to this and they failed to clean up the area in order to make it safer for individuals in the store. Because of this, she slipped on the floor and her […]

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Engineering Expert Witnesses Testify About Tragic Wisconsin Garage Collapse that Killed a 15-Year-Old Boy

by theexpertinstitute November 22, 2013 Compensation Lawyers

Engineering expert witness testimony will help to determine who was at fault in the wrongful death lawsuit against Advance Cast Stone, the Wisconsin company whose construction methods allegedly caused the death of a 15 year old boy in June 2010. Jared Kellner was tragically killed in the parking garage of O’Donnell Park on the opening […]

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What Makes You Eligible to Claim for Medical Negligence?

by Ben Isaacs October 24, 2013 Claims Solicitors

Although the standard of healthcare in the UK is extremely high, and the NHS is something which we have long been proud of, regrettably things do sometimes go wrong, and the level of care given slips. For those who have experienced harm at the hands of a trusted healthcare practitioner – NHS or private – […]

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LASPO – Six Months On

by PersonalInjuryexpert October 4, 2013 Accident Claims Law

It’s exactly six months since the controversial reforms to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 came into effect on the 1st of April. Now that the dust has settled, what do industry figures really think of the changes, and what does the future have in store for the personal injury sector? […]

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Are Antidepressants Safe for Children?

by AvaL September 17, 2013 Blawg

Antidepressants – including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) – can be an effective means of treating symptoms associated with obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety and depression – which affects an estimated five percent of teenagers. Depression in children and adolescents, when left untreated for prolonged periods of time, can result in severe behavioral issues and problems at […]

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Legal View of Asbestos in Spain

by David Lorenzo September 11, 2013 Accident Claims Law

All types of asbestos cause cancer in humans. The problem with this disease is that it takes years to develop, so that although the presence of asbestos is reduced or eliminated, cases are now referring to the relationship with asbestos many years ago. In Spain the use of this material was limited in 1984 and […]

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Head-On-Collisions in a No-Fault State: What does the Law Say?

by Ladyblogger September 5, 2013 Accident Claims

Automobile collisions are a serious cause of injuries in America, and statistics show that the average driver in the country will file an auto insurance claim once every 19 years. This means that, regardless of how good of a driver an individual is, they’re likely to be involved in some type of accident. When this […]

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Dangerous Dog Food: Recalls

by Andrew Miller July 31, 2013 Blawg

When there is a “food scare”, we usually hear about it as soon as it grabs the media’s attention; the same goes for other defective products.  More often than not, however, it takes more than just a small handful of people to be injured, sickened, or killed by a defective product.  When was the last […]

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Mass Transit Accidents: Who’s Liable and How to Handle a Claim

by Ladyblogger July 20, 2013 Accident Claims

Mass transit accidents can be complicated cases when many individuals are involved. Of course, even those accidents with just one victim apply as well. It is important to understand that the claimant must able to prove in court that the accident occurred due to the fault of the mass transit agency. Cases can be adjudicated […]

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DUI and the Life Changing Consequences It Causes

by Lisa Coleman July 19, 2013 Arrest

A conviction for driving under the influence can be a life-altering event. There are many more areas of life that are impacted more than merely dealing with punishment imposed by the court. Many individuals do not consider the possible consequences of an impaired driving charge, but it can be a problem for the defendant for […]

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The consequences of an injury when working at height

by Tim Bishop July 17, 2013 Accident Claims

The average human body is usually robust and resilient enough to survive the physical knocks and bumps to be expected in life relatively unscathed. However falls from height in course of employment are unfortunately of a different magnitude altogether and usually not expected – and the combination of the initial shock, the fall distance and […]

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Claiming compensation for a broken thigh

by Tim Bishop July 2, 2013 Accident Claims

No single bone in the human body is bigger or stronger than the femur, the bone in the thigh. In order to break this particular bone, an enormous amount of force is needed and it is therefore unsurprising that the most common caused of femur fractures are road traffic accidents which can cause blunt trauma […]

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Auto Accident: Is it Wise to Handle the Case on Your Own?

by Lisa Coleman June 14, 2013 Accident Claims

The straight and simple answer to this question, “Is it wise to handle your own case after an accident,” is No, and there are several reasons supporting this position. Insurance adjusters are professional negotiators. A novice victim of an automobile accident is rarely a match for an insurance company employee who has been trained in […]

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What Consumers Should Know About Credit Cards

by Adam J Krohn June 13, 2013 Banking

(US law and generally) Credit cards can be very useful if used correctly.  However, if they are not, they can get you into a world of trouble.  On average, an US household holds about $16,000 in credit card debt.  Due to the economy, more and more debt collectors have been retained by these credit card […]

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Dog Bites: Can Dog Owners be Held Legally Liable?

by Lisa Coleman May 24, 2013 Compensation Lawyers

Dog Bites: Can Dog Owners be Held Legally Liable? According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, dogs bite approximately 4.7 million Americans each year. Around 800,000 of those victims require medical attention and 386,000 require emergency medical attention. The severity of dog bites varies from mild lacerations to death. Victims bitten by […]

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Summer Abroad: Who’s Liable for Student Accident Expenses?

by annbailey May 23, 2013 Accident Claims Law

Many U.S. schools offer students the chance to study abroad for a semester. Attending school in a foreign country provides cultural enrichment and plenty of social opportunities, but it can also be dangerous. Crime, theft, illness, accidental injury, and even issues with one’s visa are just a few possibilities when in a foreign country. If […]

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Money or Maternity – Do Employees Have a Choice?

by annbailey May 23, 2013 Compensation Lawyers

Balancing work and one’s family life can become difficult when a child is born. Being a mother is a full time job, as newborn children must be fed, cleaned, entertained, and monitored closely to avoid unexpected injury or illness. Even a part-time job can absorb enough time from a new mother’s day to conflict with […]

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Important Tips to Making Successful Compensation Claims

by zara May 11, 2013 Compensation Lawyers

Whether you were injured, mistreated by a professional, involved in an accident caused by someone else or experienced any sort of inconvenience out of another’s fault, you can be compensated. However, one such unhappy incident brings about a lot of confusion and stress, which makes the process difficult.  Here is how to simplify it and […]

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The Role of Medical Care & Documentation in Workers’ Comp Claims

by Molly P. April 18, 2013 Accident Claims

Being injured while on the job can be a very disheartening occurrence. The thought of a person being prevented from earning money by being injured at the place that they earn that money is sometimes more than some can deal with. Luckily, workers’ compensation insurance, in most cases, takes care of people injured while at […]

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When Workers Comp Fails

by Law Guru April 12, 2013 Accident Claims Law

For millions of people across the country, Workers’ Compensation can be the last line of defense when a catastrophic injury prevents an individual from working. The system, designed to protect both employers and employees (as you’ll see in this article), is designed to kick in when an employee suffers an injury while on the job. […]

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The ABC’s and 123’s of a Workers’ Compensation Claim

by gibson-gibson April 4, 2013 Accident Claims Law

(Guest post from an Australian law firm; includes information on claiming for compensation in Australia and general tips for everyone). If you have an accident at work, you may be able to make a claim through the Workers’ Compensation scheme. You are entitled to make a claim if you sustain an injury in the course […]

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When Personal Injury Mediation Goes Wrong

by mgarcia March 21, 2013 Compensation Lawyers

When a person is involved in an accident and sustained injuries and experience emotional distress, he has the right to claim for financial compensation against the person who has caused the mishap. He can file for a personal injury lawsuit and go on a trial. However, this legal action can be expensive and may not […]

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