Obtaining Compensation For Personal Injuries

Your Personal Injury Settlement May Taxed, So Be Careful How You Spend It

If you were just awarded a personal injury settlement, don't spend it all at once as your settlement may be taxed by the IRS depending on what type of award you were granted. Lost Wage & Punitive Damage If you were awarded any money for either lost wages or for punitive damages, both of these awards are considered taxable. Lost wages as well as punitive damage is taxed just like any other income you make would be; think of it as delayed income. Read More 

What Everyone Needs To Know About Concussions And Car Accidents

During a vehicle accident, it is possible for someone to bump their head, and this may result in a concussion. Some people may get a concussion from a vehicle accident and not realize it immediately. This is because some concussions do not show obvious physical signs such as bruising or swelling. The following information will help you to better understand concussions.  Concussion Classifications The classifications are Grade I, II or III. Read More 

Why It’s Difficult For Farm Workers To Get Workers’ Compensation Benefits

In some states, farm workers are among the classes of employees who aren't guaranteed workers' compensation benefits. This is despite the fact that workers' compensation benefits both employees and employers. So, why would farm workers be excluded from these benefits? Here are three reasons given the exclusion: Difficulty with Administrative Duties Farmers would find it extremely difficult to undertake the administrative duties that workers' compensation insurers and state laws demand. Read More 

Were You Injured Under The Knife By Your Gynaecological Surgeon? Get Help

If you were under the knife for a gynaecological procedure and your bladder was damaged on accident by your surgeon, you need to call a lawyer right away. Over 210,000 people die annually in hospitals, and many more are injured. You may have a case for a medical malpractice suit which, though it won't fix the damage that was done, can compensate you for your injuries. If you are going to have a permanent problem because of what happened during the surgery, and you'll need future surgeries and other medical treatments, you need to meet with a lawyer from a firm like R. Read More 

How To Tell Whether Your Case Should Fall Under Workers’ Compensation Or Personal Injury

If you're an employee who's been injured on the job, chances are you won't be allowed to sue for personal injury. However, there are many exceptions to this rule. Here are four ways to tell whether personal injury or workers' compensation is the right choice in your situation. 1. Check whether any of the exceptions apply to you Employers are required to provide workers' compensation insurance, but they do so on the understanding that employees will not be allowed to sue them. Read More