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Should You Worry About Your Disability Benefits Being Cut?

If you're a current recipient of Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, you may have heard news reports predicting an up to 20 percent involuntary reduction in benefits beginning in late 2016. This date is when the SSD trust fund is calculated to become insolvent, and recipients will have no "emergency fund" of benefits, relying only on what is withheld through payroll taxes. If another recession hits, benefits could be cut even further as wages (and FICA taxes) fall. Read More 

3 Late-Appearing Injuries Caused By Car Accidents To Be Aware Of

After being in a car accident, you are likely suffering from a number of different injuries. If you aren't suffering from any visible injuries, don't assume that you haven't been injured at all. After an accident, there are a number of different late-appearing car crash injuries that could start to impact you some time after the crash. In order to get a proper settlement from an insurance company, as well as in order to ensure that you have a strong case if your car accident case has to be taken to court, you should avoid telling anyone that you weren't injured in your car accident before a certain amount of time has passed. Read More 

Beyond Sticks And Stones: When Defamation Becomes A Personal Injury Case

You've heard the adage, "Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me." While any elementary school student will attest that this is simply not true, many times adults forget that they can find themselves on the wrong end of a lawsuit if they use their words in ways that hurt others. When does expressing yourself cross the line from sharing your feelings to actual libel or slander? Read More 

Heat Related Injury At Work: 3 Things You Should Know That Will Affect Worker’s Compensation

If you're employed at a restaurant or landscaping company, you are not only in danger of regular workplace injuries like slips and falls, but you are also at risk for heat related injuries like heat stroke that can affect your ability to do your job. In order to protect yourself at your job and make sure that you are properly compensated if you experience this type of injury at work, there are a few things you should know about your employer's and your own responsibilities about preventing heat-related injury in the work place. Read More 

What Every Driver Needs To Know About Seizures & Commercial Trucking

The U.S. Department of Transportation prohibits people with epilepsy or a history of seizures from driving commercial motor vehicles across state lines. However, since 1 in 10 Americans will have a seizure in their lifetime and truck drivers spend a lot of time on the road, there is still some risk that a truck driver will have a seizure while driving. If a truck driver has a seizure while behind the wheel, it could result in 80,000 pounds and 65 feet of metal and cargo hurling down the roadway uncontrollably. Read More