Suing for Toxic Mold in Your Home: Who Is Liable?
25 August 2015
When you discover that your home has thousands of dollars worth of mold damage needing to be repaired, it can be a rude awakening—especially if you don't have the funds to pay for it. Depending on your living situation, you actually could take someone to court to help cover the costs of the damages.
Also, if you or a family member developed health problems as a result of the infestation, those hospital bills could potentially be covered if you can prove that someone else was responsible for the damage.
What Should You Know About The Changing Standards For Federal Disability Benefits?
25 June 2015
Whether you're currently receiving federal disability benefits or are considering applying for the first time, you may have heard various news reports concerning the Social Security Disability fund running dry, with disability benefits set to be cut by up to 20 percent beginning in 2016. In an effort to help stretch the remaining Social Security Disability (SSD) dollars, lawmakers have proposed a number of changes to the eligibility standards used to determine whether someone may receive SSD and how much their monthly stipend will be.
A Repetitive Strain Injury By Any Other Name May Still Be Covered By Workers Compensation
17 June 2015
No matter what field you work in, if you do the same type of work day in and day out, you are at risk of a repetitive strain injury. Although many people are only familiar with carpal tunnel syndrome, a disease which can affect the wrist and hands, repetitive strain injuries can affect many different parts of your body and may come by many different names. Knowing the injury you have is being caused by your employment is often the first step to ensuring it is covered by your workers compensation insurance.
Is Your Landlord Responsible For Your Personal Injury?
4 June 2015
If you were injured on the property of your rented home, you might be wondering if you can sue your landlord for economic and emotional damages. There are certain laws that govern tenant and landlord interactions, and these come into play when filing a personal injury lawsuit against a landlord. Here are some of the things that will help you decide if you have a strong case against your landlord for a personal injury settlement.