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Can you still make a claim if no one witnessed your work injury?

If you have been injured on the job and no one witnessed it, you may be unsure about how to approach this delicate situation. Here's what to do.

Who is responsible for negligent auto repair?

Most people think of dangerous vehicles as a result of bad manufacturing. That assumption makes sense. From dangerous airbags to faulty ignition switches, automakers repeatedly sell consumers vehicles containing defective parts that threaten motorists’ safety. But vehicle accidents caused by mechanical flaws can be due to other culprits. Automobile mechanics perform a much-needed service to car owners. They service our vehicles, diagnose problems, change our oil and repair our vehicles.

Light duty worker after a st. louis work injury

If a doctor determines your health condition is not too severe, they may say you are fit for light or modified duty.

Anatomy of a car crash

ACTS & ALLEGATIONS On July 17, 2006, Our Client, a 24-year-old unemployed man, was an occupant of a vehicle that was traveling on the westbound side of the Northern State Parkway, near its interchange at Brush Hollow Road, in Westbury. The vehicle overturned after its driver had lost control. The vehicle struck a tree and became engulfed in flames. Our client sustained injuries of an arm, his back, his bladder, his face, a finger, a foot, a knee, a leg, seven ribs, his skull and his spleen. Our client sued the vehicle's owner and a man who occupied the vehicle at the time of the accident "the confessor". Our client alleged that "the confessor" was driving when the accident occurred, that "the confessor" was negligent in his operation of the vehicle and that the vehicles owner was vicariously liable for "the confessor's actions.

What is whiplash and does it qualify for compensation after a car accident?

You can file a claim for compensation for whiplash caused by a car accident, though the process may, in some cases, prove a bit difficult. Work with a St. Louis car injury lawyer to make sure your claim does not get denied unjustly.

Workers compensation for missouri healthcare workers

Proving your infection was contracted within the scope of your employment will be difficult, but not an impossible task.

When you file a lawsuit and there is a settlement or verdict, who pays for your injuries?

According to Pennsylvania law, generally if you have been injured and someone else is legally responsible, that person or company may owe you compensation.

Don't get fooled- get full tort!

In Pennsylvania, if you have full tort option, and you are involved in an auto accident and you are not at fault, you can sue the negligent person to collect your economic damages, such as medical expenses or lost income which may exceed the coverage you have on your own policy. You may also sue the other person to collect non-economic damages such as pain and suffering. If you have limited tort option, you give up your right to sue the negligent party for your non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, unless you suffer a serious injury or fall within one of the exceptions listed below. Serious injury has been defined as death, serious impairment of a body function or a serious permanent disfigurement.

What are “non-economic damages” in texas personal injury cases?

There are two basic classifications of damages that an injured victim has a right to demand from the negligent party that caused an accident. Economic (or general) damages are objective and are awarded as the injured victim’s actual monetary losses. For example, medical bills and lost income are both economic damages. They can be easily calculated by adding up the amounts paid out and, if necessary, computing each until the end of treatment and when the victim is able to return to work – whenever those dates may be.