Can You Get Workers' Comp Benefits If You Telecommute?
7 October 2015
Telecommuting has become increasingly popular, with at least one study indicating that 3.2 million Americans worked as telecommuters in early 2014. If you're one of them, do you still qualify for workers' compensation benefits if you're injured while working from home? The answer may depend on a number of factors.
1.) Are you and your employer in agreement about your workplace?
One of the key questions that can determine an employer's liability for an on-the-job injury that occurred while telecommuting is whether or not you and your employer agree that your home is your workplace, even if only temporarily.
Settling With An Insurance Company: When It's Time To Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer
18 September 2015
Although it is possible to settle with an insurance company when you have suffered a personal injury, few insurance companies are going to negotiate with a non-lawyer. If you have suffered serious, disabling injuries, or got hurt because of medical malpractice, the complexity of your case is best handled by a personal injury lawyer. When your claim is small, it' s possible to settle for a monetary amount with an insurance provider, but when you are hurt permanently, it's time to consult with an experienced attorney to help you with your case.
3 Common Child Support Questions That Non-Custodial Parents May Have
28 August 2015
If you're a non-custodial parent, you may have a lot of questions regarding your rights, how your ex's lifestyle will affect your required child support payments, and what happens should your ex remarry. Below are three such questions and their answers.
1. If the Support I Send Isn't Being Used Directly on the Child, Can I Stop Paying It?
To stop paying child support would be a direct violation of a court order which would put you at risk for fines and even jail.
Preparing For Your Workers' Comp Independent Medical Examination
11 August 2015
As part of the workers' compensation process, you may be asked to undergo an independent medical examination (IME). The insurance company that handles your claim for your employer will contact you after you have been under a doctor's care for some length of time with this request. If you expect to continue to receive workers' comp benefits, you must comply with this request, and how well-prepared you are for this exam could play a key role in the determination of benefits.