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Social Security Work Credits Explained

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For those unable to work because of a medical issue, the Social Security Administration (SSA) offers help. Workers who become disabled are entitled to a monthly payment that can help ease financial woes when you must quit your job. Your ability to get these benefits is based on a number of factors. One of the most confusing factors is work credits. Without enough work credits, you cannot get benefits. Read on to learn more about the issue of work credits and qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

10 October 2018

How Sick Building Syndrome Can Lead To Disability

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If your doctor determines that you have sick building syndrome, you may need to seek the professional services of a workers' comp attorney. While many people affected by sick building syndrome experience only transient symptoms, others may develop long-standing or even permanent disabling symptoms. Here are three ways sick building syndrome can make you ill, and why you may be eligible for disability or workers' compensation benefits: Mold Exposure The inhalation of mold and mycotoxins can lead to nasal congestion, watery eyes, headache, and coughing, and it can even trigger a systemic inflammatory response.

22 August 2018

How To Minimize The Negative Effects Of A Divorce

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According to USA Today, approximately 40% to 50% of couples end up divorcing, and the rates are even higher for people who get married a second time, but divorce is often the only way out of a really bad relationship. If you and your spouse agree that you should get divorced, there are steps you can take that will help minimize the negative effects this event can have on a family.

23 July 2018

Five Possible Charges You Could Face If You're Being Hit With A Drug Offense

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The penalties and processes that go along with drug offenses can vary widely depending on the exact circumstances. It's important to be aware of and analyze the exact drug offense(s) you're being charged with to formulate the best defense. The following are five possible charges that dealing with drug offenses could entail. You could be charged with one or more of these charges, and the penalties and procedures for handling them will vary by state.

26 April 2018

How to Handle a Partnership Dispute

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If you are currently involved in a partnership business and are having problems with your partner, you are not alone. While partnerships are very common types of business structures, many people in partnerships end up with problems with their partners. If the problems are severe and you cannot solve them on your own, you should contact a lawyer that specializes in business litigation services. Here are three things to know in order to handle a partnership dispute.

2 April 2018

Four Assumptions You Shouldn't Make During Claim Negotiations

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Negotiating an injury settlement is both a learned skill and an art. This is why insurance adjuster seems so good in it; they have been doing this for a long time. However, you aren't doomed even if this is your first attempt at serious negations. With a little preparation, you can easily get what you deserve. The preparations start by not making any of these four assumptions: Your Case Will Settle

26 July 2017

Do You Have A Valid Defective Product Liability Claim? Here's What You May Have To Prove

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After using a product that you've purchased, it can malfunction in a way that can cause you to want to file a lawsuit against the company that made it. That is particularly true if you or someone you know was hurt or in danger of some kind of injury. However, if you'd like to move forward with a liability claim, here are some of the things you might have to prove.

30 September 2016

4 Legal Tips For Food Poisoning Lawsuits

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Food poisoning cases seem to be on the rise in the media. In 2015, Chipotle was hit by an E. coli/norovirus scandal that would see 43 stores closed. Severe food poisoning leaves people off work and struggling to do everyday tasks, so lawsuits are common. If you are suing for food poisoning, make sure you follow these top legal tips. Make Sure You Can Prove It You know that the only way you could have been ill was from the restaurant, but can you prove that's the case?

30 August 2016

Your Child's Rights In Criminal Law

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Criminal law does not just pertain to those over the age of 18. Anyone under the age of 18 is also subject to criminal law enforcements should they break the law. This can include theft, bullying, and other criminal behavior. The only difference is the way in which your child would be punished if found guilty of any of these crimes. If your child is arrested, it's important that you know their rights under the criminal law.

11 July 2016

A Brief Guide To Making A Succession Plan For The Family Business You Started

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Small family companies that don't have a succession plan in place when the founder dies or retires have a greater risk of failing than a company that has taken the time to prepare for the future without the original owner. The Boston Globe recently reported in February 2016, that roughly 8 out of 10 family businesses do not have a succession plan in place. This can result in arguments among family members on who will be in charge and cause the company to lose focus on what they have done to be successful.

25 May 2016