First responders, such as police officers or firefighters, are—by definition—first on the scene in the event of a tragedy. They have won well-earned praise from society for their heroic efforts. But one recognition they haven’t received is reasonable coverage for the fallout that comes from seeing terrible tragedies up close. Fortunately, that’s changing. Florida passed a … [Read more...] about Florida PTSD Law To Protect First Responders Gains Momentum
It’s no secret that corporate giants are paying large sums in settlements and court fees recently. Johnson & Johnson, for instance, is being sued for faulty medical devices used in hip replacements, as well as facing trial for allegations against their baby powder, which individuals claimed caused cancer. The company was recently ordered to pay $4.14 billion in punitive … [Read more...] about Corporate Giants Forced to Pay Top Dollar Settlements (Or Are They?)
Picture this: You’ve been hurt at work or from a car wreck. You call your insurance company and file the necessary paperwork. In a couple weeks, you receive your settlement without going to court, and now it’s all finally over. Or so you wish. Depending on the case, some of that compensation might go to Uncle Sam next time tax season comes around. Physical injury or … [Read more...] about Can Your Personal Injury Settlement Be Taxed As Income?
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) recently filed a bill named after Sergeant First Class Richard Stayskal to give future soldiers on active duty the right to sue for medical malpractice. Sergeant Stayskal was misdiagnosed with pneumonia, when it was really stage four cancer, causing quite a bit of controversy. The reasons behind this controversy and other cases like it can be found … [Read more...] about For American Soldiers, Filing for Medical Malpractice Isn’t Always an Option
When you hear the phrase “injured on the job”, you probably think of workers on a construction site or some other job where there is a higher risk of injury. But workplace injuries happen everywhere, from a slip and fall at an office to straining your back at a loading dock. No matter where or how you were injured at work, getting the ball rolling on a workers’ compensation … [Read more...] about 5 Steps to Guide You Through the Workers’ Compensation Process