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When should I pursue a workers' compensation claim?

There is little that can make losing a loved one in a sudden car accident worse, but when parents witness the crash that results in the death of their young children, there is little that can be said to console them. People who have lost loved ones in crashes try to make sense of the situation-how could this happen and how are they going to move on with their lives? The trauma and loss cannot be explained or quantified.

When should I pursue a workers' compensation claim?

Like other states across the country, Indiana is required to carry workers' compensation insurance for their employees. This means when an employee is injured during the course of their employment, their employer will compensate them for their medical expenses and other expenses. The program also does not need injured workers to prove the injury was their fault to receive compensation.

Social Security Disability is for those who cannot work

Sustaining a serious injury on the job is life-altering. You need to deal with medical costs and lost wages as you recover, however long that puts you out of the job. When you come back to work, you may not be able to perform your duties and responsibilities as easily or efficiently as you once could. Your employer may find it necessary to move you to a different work area. In the process, your wages or your hours could be compromised. Indeed, an injury has consequences well beyond the scars or pains of your body.

Sprains and strains: It's not a stretch to seek medical help

After your motor vehicle accident, you knew you were hurt right away. You thought you had broken bones, but it turns out that you had sprains. Sprains and strains aren't necessarily as dangerous as a broken bone, but they have the potential to cause pain and disability.

What are the laws applicable to dog bites in Indiana?

It happens all the time-you see a cute playful dog, you rush forward to pet it and it starts playing with you. What else happens quite often? The dog ends up biting someone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 4.5 million dog bites take place across the country annually. So, what do you do if you are bitten by a dog in Indiana?

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