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October 2017 Archives

Five conditions that can lead to outdoor slip and fall injuries

Slip and fall accidents are of the most common forms of personal injury. They can occur anywhere, at any time, and can be caused by many different conditions.

Can I collect workers' comp for PTSD?

Imagine for a moment that you are at work doing your job as you always do when suddenly something goes terribly wrong and you are seriously injured. In addition to your serious physical injuries, you experience serious emotional harm as well. PTSD.

Know the responsibilities that your employer has to you

If you have found our website, then you are likely wondering how to receive compensation for a workplace injury. Being injured at the workplace or during a work-related activity adds a whole new layer of difficulty to your life. An injury can bring pain, suffering and a whole host of legal issues. During the workers' compensation process, you might find yourself wondering what your employer should be doing for you.

More technology in cars increases distracted driving

As vehicle technology becomes more advanced, automakers add increasingly complex bells and whistles to the information and entertainment systems in cars. While dashboards used to have just a few simple features, they are now often equipped with the technology for social media, texting, navigation, and email.

Nurses: Perhaps the most overlooked victims of workplace injury

If you've ever spent time in a hospital in Georgia or anywhere else, you likely have a fond memory of at least one of the nurses on your floor. Their stories and compassion are legend. Unfortunately, so are their claims for on-the-job injuries.

'Buyer beware' more important for car shoppers after disasters

The market for buying and selling used cars is hot. It has been for a number of years. Indeed, major U.S. car dealers responding to a recent survey by Automotive News said used-car sales the last three years have been strong and holding steady. One resulting issue, as we noted in a post back in May, is that if you are a consumer looking to buy used, you face a challenge to make sure the vehicle you are buying is all it's cracked up to be. A new car comes from the factory. How can you be sure where your used car came from?

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