The Basics of Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Virginia

If you have been injured in the workplace, you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act is the governing statute over workers’ compensation disputes throughout the state. The majority of employers throughout the state are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance in case their employees are hurt and entitled to compensation. If you have been injured at your place of employment, you must report the injury as soon as possible to your employer. An injured employee should also make a claim to the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission. Each claim must be filed within two
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Five Social Media Mistakes that can Affect Your Personal Injury Claim

It seems like everyone around you has a profile on at least one of the many social media platforms available to us today. In fact, it is probably surprising if you meet someone who does not participate in any social media. While social media can be beneficial by providing instant news updates, connecting you with family and friends across the globe, or introducing you to people who have the same interests as you, there are some negative aspects to social media. For instance, if you are involved in a personal injury suit, social media activity can be detrimental to your
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Three Legal Documents Everyone Needs

No one knows what the future holds. You, or your loved ones, could live for the next 100 years or pass away tomorrow. As such, it is important to have your affairs in order and a plan of what you want done following your death or incapacitation. There are many documents that can be included in an estate plan, but the following are four that you should really consider. Will A will is a legal document that outlines what a deceased person would like done with his or her assets after death. The will can address all assets that an
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Keeping Your Family Safe while Traveling for Spring Break

We have reached that time of year when the countdown to the end of winter weather beings. The first step for many families in preparation for warmer weather is taking a spring vacation. Whether you fly across the country or drive a couple of hours away for a quick getaway, safety is always a concern. You do not want a relaxing and fun vacation with your family to end in tragedy. It is important to plan ahead and be ready to handle emergency situations as they arise. In making travel plans, here are some things to keep in mind: Method
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The Effect of Busy Emergency Rooms on Healthcare

When you are injured or sick, you often rely on the care of hospitals and healthcare providers. The emergency room is the place most people turn to in the event of an unexpected injury or illness that requires immediate care and cannot be scheduled with your primary care physician or doctor. As convenient and necessary as emergency rooms might be, they are growing busier and busier every day. How does this impact the care you receive in an emergency room? Emergency rooms that are understaffed and overburdened with the task of caring for a great amount of people can cause
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