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5 things you should do after your first car accident

Getting in a car accident is scary and stressful for anyone, but particularly if it is your first one. You might wonder if you should call the police or when you should file a claim. The following guidelines can help you process the situation and make important decisions if you have been in a car accident.

Pennsylvania worker killed in landfill accident

When you're injured in an on-the-job accident, the law requires your employer to pay your medical bills and replace your wages if you're unable to return to work. That's why employers carry workers' compensation insurance. What happens if the worker is killed, then? His or her family is left dealing with medical expenses, funeral costs and lost wages. In this case, workers' compensation is designed to pay the family for their loss.

Nursing home understaffing part of the problem

If you have ever faced the monumentally difficult decision of whether to place your parent or loved one in a nursing home or continuing care facility, you are probably aware of just how emotionally taxing such a transition can be. You are used to your parents protecting and looking out for you, and when the roles reverse, it can be difficult on everyone. To ease the strain, you want to do your due diligence when selecting a new residence for your loved one, but regrettably, today's nursing homes often face staffing issues that contribute to far greater problems. According to NursingHomeAbuseGuide.org, an astounding 90 percent of modern nursing homes are understaffed.

The Aid of Attorneys in Filing Your Workers Compensation Claims

After a workplace accident, you might find yourself at the crossroads wondering what should be the next move. One question which lingers in the minds of most victims is who will settle the medical bills, and how to fend for themselves for the time they will be unable to work. Under the federal law of the United States, you are entitled to safe working conditions. Your employer must provide a workplace which is free from known safety and health hazards. If you are concerned about your workplace, you have the right to speak up without fear of retaliation from your employer. You are eligible for workers' compensation from your employer or insurance company if you sustain a workplace injury while working.

A motorcycle accident is different

There is a lot that can go wrong when driving a motorcycle. Motorcycle riders are more exposed than auto drivers. So, the injuries they sustain can be more severe. Also, there is somewhat of a stigma attached to bikers that doesn't help your case. Overall, there are characteristics unique to motorcycle accidents that are helpful to know if you're ever in one.

Did you experience birth complications? You could get compensated

With modern technology and knowledge, medical professionals have childbirth down to a science. Despite this, there are still things that can go wrong. It can be especially heartbreaking if their child ends up injured for life or killed. But, it is possible that doctors could have avoided the complications altogether. Their negligence may enable you to hold medical staff accountable for medical malpractice.

Seatbelts and car accidents

Driving is both a privilege and a huge responsibility that many people in Pennsylvania often take for granted. Although car accidents are a leading cause of death for motorists, many deaths can be prevented with the use of seatbelts. Drivers who decide not to use these safety devices put themselves at great risk. Not wearing seat belts is illegal, yet many drivers choose to ignore the law.

Understanding cases involving car defects

Being in a car accident can be devastating enough on its own. But, if a defect was the cause, it can also lead to anger and regret. Although some of its effects are beyond the help of money, compensation can definitely help. Therefore, knowing how car defect cases play out can help you decide whether you can or should go to court with your claim or not.

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