What compensation can families get after a fatal car accident?
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by bkabritsor
2M ago
The sudden death of an individual in a car accident brings an immense burden on the family. Along with the emotional pain, the family faces new responsibilities and expenses. It becomes challenging to manage these demands at such a sensitive time. However, if someone else’s negligence caused the fatal accident, the family could claim different types of compensation to ease their burdens. Economic damages for tangible expenses Economic damages refer to the financial losses the family faces due to the death of their loved one. These include medical bills before death, funeral costs and the loss ..read more
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How can burns happen during a car accident?
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by bkabritsor
3M ago
Car accidents can be devastating events, causing a wide range of injuries that can profoundly impact individuals. Among these injuries, burns are particularly concerning. To learn more about how burns happen in the chaotic aftermath of a car crash, people can dive into the dynamics of these accidents. Heat and flames During a car accident, the vehicle could catch on fire due to the collision. This can happen if there is a rupture in the fuel tank or if electrical systems malfunction upon impact. Individuals trapped inside may struggle to get out and avoid further trauma. Occupants are at risk ..read more
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The top 3 questions people ask about the WARN Act
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by bkabritsor
5M ago
The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act is a federal law designed to protect workers. One of the primary purposes of this legislation is to require employers to provide notice at least 60 days before the planned action, offering workers adequate time to prepare for the changes. Are these state or federal claims? The WARN Act is a federal law, but some states have laws regarding similar cases, so your case may depend on where the event happened. Employers in seven states: California, Illinois, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Tennessee and Wisconsin will have state-level ..read more
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3 things employees need to know about the WARN Act
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by bkabritsor
7M ago
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 8.5 million jobs lost due to companies closing their doors for the second quarter of 2022. Receiving news of a job loss due to a company closing can be devastating for workers. The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act stands as a shield for employees during such times. It provides them with essential protections. 1. Advance notice requirement The WARN Act requires employers to provide advance notice of at least 60 days before a plant closing or mass layoff. This advance notice is not just a courtesy. It is a legal right that allows empl ..read more
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What to know about WARN Act violations
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by ryan.diestler@thomsonreuters.com
9M ago
For employees facing the daunting prospect of job loss due to their employer’s failure to adhere to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, understanding their rights and potential actions is important. The Mississippi Department of Employment Security reported from July to September 2023, it received four WARN notices. The WARN Act serves to protect employees when large-scale layoffs or plant closures occur. When employers fail to comply with its provisions, employees may have a cause of action. Notification requirements The WARN Act mandates that employers provi ..read more
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3 common reasons for motor vehicle accidents
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by bkabritsor
11M ago
The U.S. Department of Transportation reported Mississippi had 772 fatalities due to car accidents in 2021. Navigating the roads can be a complex and challenging task, especially when considering the numerous factors that contribute to car accidents. Understanding these causes can help drivers to stay safe and prevent potential mishaps. 1. Distracted driving Distracted driving occurs when drivers take their attention from the road or task of driving due to various activities. Texting, talking on the phone, adjusting the radio or even chatting with passengers can all be distractions. Even a mom ..read more
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3 examples of significant birth injuries
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by bkabritsor
1y ago
Everyone anticipates the birth of a child with joy and excitement. The prospect of a new life coming into the world brings happiness and a sense of fulfillment. However, sometimes complications occur during the birth process that lead to significant birth injuries. These injuries can have long-lasting effects on a child’s health and development. Birth injuries refer to the harm suffered by a newborn during labor and delivery. They range in severity, with some being minor and others more serious. 1. Cerebral Palsy Cerebral palsy is one of the most severe birth injuries. It happens when a baby’s ..read more
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Did hair straightening chemicals cause your cancer?
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by gturnercontentcustoms
1y ago
Many women grow up straightening their hair multiple times a month with harsh chemicals because that is what their mother teaches them to do. For decades, demanding straight hair was a common practice in many professional environments. Companies didn’t care about the unfair financial and time burden such dress codes imposed on their workers, so employees who wanted to earn competitive wages would have to invest substantially in hair straightening. Many women still straighten their hair today in search of a specific look, even though employment practices have started to change. Unfortunately, t ..read more
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3 reasons you can’t trust the insurance adjuster after an injury
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by gturnercontentcustoms
1y ago
It wasn’t very long after your car wreck that an adjuster from the other party’s insurance company was on the phone, asking to speak to you. They certainly seemed friendly, and they sounded like they were genuinely concerned about your well-being. In fact, the insurance adjuster may be a very nice person – but you’d be wise not to open up or even talk to them – except through your legal representation. Here’s why: They have to look out for their company’s interests, not yours. Even the nicest insurance adjusters have a job to do, and that job is to evaluate their company’s liability in any giv ..read more
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Understanding the 3 types of distracted driving
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by gturnercontentcustoms
1y ago
The best way to stay safe behind the wheel is to be alert, to be a defensive driver and to avoid distraction at all costs. Distracted driving is a term that is used to describe a lot of different specific scenarios, from talking to children to texting on your phone. This can make it a little bit difficult to pin down exactly what distracted driving looks like. One of the best ways to think about it, however, is to consider the three different types of distracted driving identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We will explore what each of them looks like below. Cognitive d ..read more
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