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  • How To Qualify For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy


    If you are considering filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you may wonder if you are even qualified to file Chapter 7. You can file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy if your income is not over a certain amount and you pass a means test set up by the bankruptcy court. The means test needs to prove your income is low enough for you to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. If your income is too high, you may file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy instead, because Chapter 7 was set up for individuals who are unable to otherwise fulfill their debt-paying obligations.
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  • 4 Signs That Your Employer Isn't Acting Appropriately After Your Workplace Injury


    If you have been hurt at work, you probably expect for your employer to be sympathetic about your situation. The best of employers take care of their employees after these accidents, take care of workers compensation issues and provide support through this tough time. Unfortunately, however, not all employers act this way. If your employer is acting inappropriately after your workplace injury, it's important to hire a lawyer. Then, you can help ensure that your rights are protected during this trying time.
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  • Bipolar Disorder And Social Security Disability: Proving A Legitimate Case Is Possible


    Are people with bipolar disorder just "gaming" the system to collect Social Security disability benefits? Recent political focus on fraudulent Social Security claims has seen one prominent newscaster taking to the airways to publicly denounce everyone from disability recipients to pharmaceutical companies for "making up" the disorder. Fortunately, not everyone thinks the same. However, how do you prove to Social Security that your claim is legitimate? Bipolar Disorder Is Recognized As A Disabling Condition.
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  • Two Questions And Answers About Auto Accident Lawsuits


    Being involved in a car accident can have profound effects on your life. In addition to the financial damages that you incur, it is also possible for you to suffer major injuries. While filing a lawsuit is not how most people want to resolve these conflicts, there may be no other alternative. If you are considering legal action due to an auto accident, there are a couple of questions you need answered before deciding on a strategy.
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  • How To Appeal Denial Of Insurance Benefits


    When you go to apply for health insurance, you expect to be approved right away. However, there are some cases where you are denied benefits for a number of different reasons. If you have been denied health insurance benefits, the following information can help you appeal the decision. Read the Denial Papers If you were denied insurance benefits, they most likely sent you papers in the mail, which should go into more detail about why.
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  • Determining Negligence In A Slip And Fall Claim


    If you have been injured because you fell on a slippery floor in a grocery store, you may be entitled for compensation as a result of those injuries. Many times a fall can bring on injuries that can keep you out of work for a long period of time, and that can be frustrating when the injury is a result of someone else's negligence. You would have to prove that the store was at fault for your fall, but if you can, you may be able to collect compensation while you're out of work and trying to get yourself healthy again.
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  • Workers' Compensation Benefits For The Longshoreman


    If you are a longshoreman or harbor worker who was injured on the job, there is a federal law in place that helps to ensure that you receive workers' compensation benefits. In order to receive benefits, you have to meet the requirements of two eligibility tests.  Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, or LHWCA, applies to longshoremen and harbor workers. It also covers workers in shipping terminals, shipyards, and the docks.
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  • Suing For Wrongful Death In Medical Malpractice Cases


    The laws of every state recognize that people who have lost loved ones due to the negligence of a doctor or hospital have the right to be compensated. That is why you may file a suit for wrongful death in medical malpractice cases that involve a fatality. If you find yourself in these unfortunate circumstances, you need a working knowledge of how the process of bringing action against a medical practitioner works.
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  • What You May Not Know About Your Workers' Compensation Rights Under Federal Law


    Workers' compensation law can be confusing since it isn't always clear to what benefits you are entitled. Although workers' compensation programs are governed by state statutes, certain federal laws can extend your rights as an injured or disabled worker. By understanding your rights, you may find that you have more protection than you thought. If you are hurt at work, you may have rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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  • 5 Reasons Why Your Workers Compensation Claim Can Be Denied


    If you were injured while at your job and are unable to work, you may be considering a potential workers' compensation claim. Before you do so, it is important to understand the kind of injuries are not covered under workers' compensation. While each state has different laws for workers' compensation, these examples will help guide you in the right direction about whether the injury will be covered or not. Injuries From A Crime
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