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Should I File a Workers’ Compensation or Personal Injury Claim After a Work Injury?

Published on Aug 6, 2020 at 3:32 pm in Workers' Compensation.

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When you’ve suffered an injury at work, especially one that requires you to take time off of work to recover, it’s important to understand what your rights are as an employee or if your situation warrants legal action.

While workers’ compensation is often available to those who were accidentally injured at work, there are circumstances where that just isn’t an option. In order to understand what the best course of action is for your recovery and financial future, an attorney from Solomon Law Group can explain whether you should file a workers’ compensation or personal injury claim after a work injury.

Do Athletes Always Assume the Risk of Injury in Sports?

Published on Jun 18, 2020 at 11:38 am in Personal Safety.

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We rely on sports so we can come together and exercise, socialize, and have fun. Most times, playing sports doesn’t lead to injuries that require medical attention, like scrapes, small bruises, and soreness. But other times, athletes can collide in the wrong way or trip on their own, and cause serious injuries for one another. When an injury happens while playing a sport, who is liable?

What Is Highway Hypnosis?

Published on May 28, 2020 at 3:40 pm in Auto Safety.

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If you’ve ever been on a long road trip and suddenly realize a few miles have passed by with you barely noticing, you’ve experienced highway hypnosis. This phenomenon, also known as automatic driving, is a contributing factor to a number of distracted driving accidents; however, it’s not discussed as often as issues like texting and driving or paying more attention to the controls inside the vehicle than what’s going on outside.

Highway hypnosis is an avoidable form of distracted driving, but only if drivers recognize the signs and know what steps to take to stay focused on the road ahead.

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim if You’re a Commercial Driver

Published on May 14, 2020 at 3:44 pm in Workers' Compensation.

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While working for a trucking company, there are a number of accidents that can happen—whether on the road or otherwise. If you’ve been injured in a crash, while loading a tractor-trailer, or in any other situation at work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

Workers’ compensation is a government-required way to protect employees who are injured on the job. Sustaining a disability, illness, or permanent disfigurement often provides grounds for benefits. Let’s take a look at what filing a workers’ compensation claim looks like if you’re a commercial driver.

Safety Gear for Bicyclists

Published on May 13, 2020 at 3:24 pm in Personal Safety.

Written by: Reginald C. Hair

It is National Bike Month! For many bicyclists, April’s warm weather has prompted them to dust off their bikes and seek a bike tune-up at their local bike shop. While we are all eager to soak up the sunlight and get some fresh air, bikers should remember safety comes first.

The Centers for Disease Control has reported that less than half of bicyclists wear helmets. Bike wrecks have been known to lead to traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Whether you are commuting to work, riding with your family, or exercising, simply wearing a helmet can reduce your chance of death in the event a collision occurs.

How Often Do Parking Lot Accidents Cause Serious Injury?

Published on Apr 30, 2020 at 2:48 pm in Auto Safety.

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Many people drive through parking lots properly and follow the rules. But some people choose to drive recklessly through parking lots because they think the rules of the road don’t apply. Although the rules of parking lots are not the exact same as regular roads, there are still rules to follow and ignoring those rules can cause serious accidents and injuries.

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