Most employee injuries that occur on an oil rig are covered by the Jones Act. The act is designed to help provide compensation for workers who spend a considerable time working on a rig. If you were injured as a result of working on a rig, here is what you need to know. Is the Jones Act Similar to Workers' Compensation? Workers' compensation and the compensation that you could potentially receive through the Jones Act differ. [Read More]
A Quick Look At Common Reasons For Initial Social Security Claim Denial
If you are like a lot of people, when you decide to file for your Social Security disability, you will file the necessary paperwork on your own. While you don't have to have an attorney to file a claim, it is always a good idea to get in touch with one who can help you through the initial claim-filing process. Unfortunately, many of these initial claims are denied simply because of discrepancies or oversight. [Read More]
Are You And Your Ex-Spouse In A Dog-Eat-Dog Battle? Learn More About Pets And Divorce
For many people, their pets are just as important as human family members and many pets are treated as such. If you are getting a divorce and have found your ex-spouse to be highly disagreeable over your pets and where and with whom they will live with, you should know there are many couples battling it out over their pets in divorce court. Find out more about how pets are dealt with during a divorce. [Read More]
Class Action Lawsuits: Should You Go That Far?
Not a day seems to go by without a mention of a class action lawsuit filing, verdict, or payout, but when are class actions a good idea? What advantage might someone have in filing a huge class action suit that could take years to deal with instead of an individual suit that might get a faster response? The answer lies in how many people had a problem and whether an individual suit would have succeeded in the first place. [Read More]