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What you do after an accident matters

After a car accident, what you do in the seconds, hours and days following matter. The steps you take and the things you say can have a direct impact on the success of a potential claim you may have in the future. It is beneficial to know what to do to protect yourself and shield your interests. 

If your accident was the result of the negligent or reckless actions of another Connecticut driver, you have the right to pursue appropriate compensation for your losses, as well as your emotional trauma. Knowing how to proceed after a personal injury incident can strengthen any potential claim you may file in the future.

When are other parties liable for injuries suffered in falls?

When you are in public and suffer from a slip-and-fall accident or other type of fall, you may assume the accident was your fault. Often, these types of accidents are the result of dangerous property conditions and factors beyond your control, and you may not be to blame.

If you are suffering from injuries related to a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident in Connecticut, you may find it beneficial to seek guidance regarding your potential legal options. It is possible you have grounds to seek compensation from liable parties, but it is important to take quick action. Premises liability claims can be complex, but you do not have to walk through this process by yourself.

Is the lingering discomfort you feel a work injury?

If you've been experiencing pain and discomfort, either off and on or consistently, and you aren't sure what's causing it, you may want to learn more about repetitive strain injuries. Especially if you work in an environment where you hold the same posture or repeat the same tasks over and over again.  

Repetitive strain injuries occur over time. As you use various parts of your body, especially muscles or tendons or certain joints, you place stress on your body that may develop into a chronic injury over time. Some jobs are more likely than others to cause this type of injury, which can be so severe that those who suffer may be unable to return to work. If you believe you've suffered a workplace injury, you may want to talk to someone about how to file a claim for benefits.     

The financial factors of keeping a home after divorce

Going through divorce can easily cause you and many other Connecticut residents to suddenly question many aspects of your lives. These questions may not entirely remain speculative as you must often find answers to many inquiries posed during the marriage dissolution process. In many cases, a considerable amount of information and reflection may prove necessary before you can reach an answer.

One point of conflict that may plague you during the property division portion of the divorce process relates to whether you should fight for the family home. Each person may have his or her own views on the issue, but you may wish to consider the financial factors that could play into the choice made.

What benefits are available through workers' compensation insurance?

Connecticut readers know that a workplace injury can be devastating, physically and financially. Just one workplace accident can result in injuries that require extensive medical care and a prolonged recovery period. If you were hurt at work, it could be greatly beneficial to be aware of the specific benefits that may be available to you through your employer's workers' compensation insurance.

The workers' compensation process can be complex, and it is not always easy to understand exactly what benefits you may be able to claim. After an accident at your place of employment or the diagnosis of an occupational illness, it could be helpful to seek a complete evaluation of your individual case. Many injured workers find an explanation of their options and rightful benefits to be helpful as they pursue the financial support they need during this difficult time.

Injured? Should you settle or go to trial?

A motor vehicle accident is a major disruption to your life. Your injuries and recovery may remove you from your routine, keep you from work and separate you from your family. When you begin to feel better, the last thing you may want is more disruption in the form of a lawsuit. However, you may have little choice if your medical bills are mounting.

You may be relieved to know that most civil claims do not go to trial. Instead, the parties are often able to arrive at a compromise. Nevertheless, before you decide to settle the case just to get it over with, you will want to consider several factors.

Proving fault when negligent treatment leads to brain damage

If you are awaiting the arrival of your child, you may be filled with anticipation and ready to welcome him or her into the world. Even though you have yet to physically meet your child, chances are, you may already be willing to do whatever it takes to shield him or her from harm.

Unfortunately, this might not be up to you and you alone, as medical professionals may also play a role in ensuring the safe birth of your child. Should negligence be present in any form throughout labor, the results could be devastating, and improper treatment could leave your baby suffering from brain damage.

Ways to help your kids cope with divorce

If you're one of many parents planning to divorce in Connecticut this year, you're likely concerned about how it will impact your children. Understanding that it will affect them is the first step toward helping them adapt to their new lifestyle. It would be nice if there were a predetermined way to parent that would guarantee success, but the reality is that parenting is often as challenging as much as it is rewarding. 

 No two families are the same; therefore, just because your friend's kids had trouble moving past divorce doesn't mean yours will too. Consequently, the fact some children seem to experience little stress when their parents get divorced doesn't necessarily mean your kids will react the same. There are several things you can do from the start to provide the tools and support to help your children move forward toward an emotionally healthy, happy future.  

What can I expect from workers' compensation after an accident?

Connecticut employees know that a work accident is a serious threat to their physical well-being and their financial health. Even a relatively minor work-related injury can result in expensive medical bills and time missed from work. It is more than just an inconvenience, and you may need financial support to recover.

Many workers are unsure what they can get after an accident in the workplace. It is not easy to navigate the claims process, and you may not understand what you can expect from a claim. As an injured employee, it is beneficial to know your entitlements and how you can seek a full recovery in the event that you need to file a workers' compensation claim.

Proving fault when negligent treatment leads to brain damage

If you are awaiting the arrival of your child, you may be filled with anticipation and ready to welcome him or her into the world. Even though you have yet to physically meet your child, chances are, you may already be willing to do whatever it takes to shield him or her from harm.

Unfortunately, this might not be up to you and you alone, as medical professionals may also play a role in ensuring the safe birth of your child. Should negligence be present in any form throughout labor, the results could be devastating, and improper treatment could leave your baby suffering from brain damage.

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