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Is It True Seamen Aren’t Eligible For Workers’ Compensation?

It's a common belief that all employees in every industry are eligible for workers' compensation benefits. Unfortunately, that isn't true. If you are a seaman and are injured while on a seafaring vessel, you are not covered by workers' compensation insurance. Here's more information about this issue and the recourse available to you if you are hurt on a maritime job. Alternative Workers' Comp Options Workers' compensation is a state-based program, meaning eligibility, policies, procedures, and other associated issues are all handled based on the laws in each individual state. Read More 

Understanding the Costs Associated With Hiring a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

In 2014 alone, private industry employers reported that nearly 3 million employees suffered injuries while on the job. If you have been injured while working, you may find that you need to file a workers' compensation claim in order to gain access to the financial compensation you deserve. To help you plan for the financial burden associated with hiring an attorney, here are three types of costs you should be prepared to pay when working with a workers' compensation attorney in the future. Read More 

Maximizing The Chance Of An Accepted Workers’ Compensation Claim After A Denial

When someone gets injured on the job and the injury leads to a situation where the person is no longer able to perform their job safely, they may file for workers' compensation to make up for the monetary loss. Filing for workers' compensation does not automatically mean you will be accepted to receive payments. Many people will be denied, requiring steps to be taken to convince the workers' compensation board that the claim is just. Here are a few tips you can use to help maximize the chance of acceptance if you are initially denied benefits after the first application is filed. Read More 

3 Reasons Your Prenuptial Agreement Might Not Be Enforceable During Your Divorce

If your spouse has requested a divorce and there is a prenuptial agreement in place, you may want to talk to a divorce attorney quickly. While prenuptial agreements are legal, there is a chance something on the agreement might be void or invalid. The only way you will know this is by letting a divorce attorney read it over. Here are three common parts of prenuptial agreements that may not hold up in court. Read More 

What Damages Can Be Claimed In A Personal Injury Case?

When a person is injured due to the negligence of another, it often warrants a personal injury lawsuit. However, what many people may not know is that there are more than just physical damages that can be claimed in a personal injury case. Even if a person is not physically injured, there may be other reasons that they feel they have been wrongfully treated by another party. These are some of the damages that a person can request to be compensated for in a persona injury case. Read More