The Loss Of A Limb Can Change A Person’s Life In Many Ways

There is no two ways about it: losing a limb is sure to change a person's life in many ways. Not only will it impact his or her day to day personal life, but it can do the same in regards to how he or she works. In addition to the physical disability that an amputation can cause, there is no denying the fact that it will also have a psychological impact on the person. With all this in mind, anyone involved in an amputation accident needs to better understand his or her medical situation, outlook on the future and legal rights. There are many types of accidents that can lead to the loss of a limb, such as an...

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How To Take Action After A Workers’ Compensation Denial

When it comes to matters of workers' compensation, you'll always have something on your mind. Most importantly, you need to receive benefits without delay. Here's the problem with the workers' compensation system: Even if you believe that you should receive benefits, this doesn't always happen in a timely manner. There are many reasons for this, including the fact that your employer could fight back, stating that you were not injured on the job. Here are some steps to take if your workers' compensation claim has been denied: -- Contact your insurance company. In some cases, you can work out the problem by contacting the insurer directly. You may find that your claim was denied for a basic reason, such as...

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Do You Know How To Avoid These Car Insurance Claim Mistakes?

Were you recently involved in a car accident? If you find yourself in this position, there are two things you need to do: -- Focus on your health and well being, as this is the most important thing in your life. -- Learn more about the steps you can take for collecting compensation, such as by making a car insurance claim. On the surface, it sounds easy enough to make a claim with your car insurance company. However, as you learn more, you'll find that nothing could be further from the truth. Here are some of the many things that you should never do: -- Don't give a written or recorded statement until you understand exactly what is going on...

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Do You Know How To Drive Safely In Strong Winds?

As one of our Louisiana readers, you know that strong winds can move into your area without notice. If you're behind the wheel when the wind picks up, there are a few things you can do to improve your overall level of safety. -- Slow down. If you do nothing else, this is the one step you should take. The slower you're driving the easier it is to control your vehicle. This is particularly true if you're in a high profile vehicle, such as a truck or SUV (or maybe even an RV). -- Keep both hands on the wheel at all times. Since you never know when a gust could hit your vehicle, it's a must to keep both...

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How Can You Improve Your Safety During Rush Hour Driving?

It doesn't matter where you're driving to or from, if you find yourself on the road during rush hour you know that it can be a challenge to remain safe. Although there are many other cars on the road at the same time, there are things you can do to avoid trouble. Here are several tips that can help improve your safety during this time of the day: -- Remain patient. You aren't going anywhere in a hurry, so you might as well remain patient and realize the risks associated with rushing. -- Keep your eyes on the road. When traffic slows down, it's easy to take your eyes off the road as a result of your boredom. Although you...

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SCOTUS Rules That State Farm Defrauded Federal Government Post-Katrina

In the aftermath of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the insurance company State Farm routinely and deliberately misidentified damage caused by wind as damage caused by flooding. Flood damage claims are paid by the federal government under the National Flood Insurance Program, while wind damage claims are paid by the insurance companies themselves. This understandably creates an incentive for insurance companies to blame flooding over other types of damage whenever possible, and doing so after Katrina saved them considerable amounts of money... at the expense of the taxypayer, of course. In 2013, two State Farm insurance adjusters took action against the company to stop this fraudulent practice. They filed a lawsuit using the False Claims Act, which...

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Was Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Denied?

When you file a claim for workers' compensation benefits, you hope to receive an approval without delay. After all, you may be relying on this money in order to get by until you can return to work. However, many people find that they run into a problem. More specifically, their workers' compensation claims are denied. There are many reasons why this could happen, including the following: -- Your employer says that your injury was not work-related. -- You did not report your injury in a timely manner. -- The claim was not filed on time. -- You did not receive immediate medical treatment following your accident. -- The injury is ineligible for compensation to be rendered. As you can see,...

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The Long-Term Impact of a Traumatic Brain Injury

There are many risks associated with a motor vehicle accident, including the possibility of suffering a traumatic brain injury. It doesn't matter if you're involved in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, you realize that your head could be injured along the way. If this happens, there's nothing more important than receiving immediate medical care. Many people don't understand that the symptoms of a head injury don't always present right away. Instead, it can take several hours (or longer) for you to feel poorly. Making matters even worse is the fact that a traumatic brain injury can be accompanied by other types, such as an open head wound, broken bones, and serious abrasions. It's possible for a brain injury to...

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Follow These Tips For Driving Safely At Night

Even if you are the type of person who does most your driving during daylight hours, there may come a time when you find yourself on the road when it's dark. It's important to note that you need to take special precautions in order to reduce the risk of being involved in an accident. Here are some of the top tips for driving safely at night: Make sure your brake lights and headlights are functioning as intended. Don't wait to turn your headlights on, as it's better to be safe than sorry. Don't use high beams when others are driving towards you, as this can make it difficult for them to see the road. Slow down, as this gives you...

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What Are The Most Common Types Of Brain Injury?

It goes without saying that you never want to suffer any type of brain injury. Not only can this impact your life in many ways, but the cost of treatment can quickly add up. There are many types of brain injury, all of which require immediate medical attention. The sooner you are examined by a medical professional the greater chance you have of making a full recovery. Bruising of the brain is one of the most common types of injury, as this often occurs as the result of a car accident, slip and fall or during a sporting event. To go along with bruising, these types of accidents can also lead to bleeding in the brain. Tearing is another common...

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