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Handle workers' compensation issues very carefully

There are many things that can impact a workers' compensation claim. As we discussed in a recent post, technology is one of these. When you file for workers' compensation, you have to think about how things might appear. If you claim that you can't go to work because of a back injury, you probably shouldn't go to the gym and lift heavy weights.

We understand that you might have some questions about workers' compensation and what might occur. We can help you to understand these points. If your claim is denied, we can help you as you work through the appeal.

Understanding the purpose and limitations of the automatic stay

By the time a person decides to file for bankruptcy, he or she has probably exhausted all other options for dealing with the debt. Some people put off filing for bankruptcy simply because they don't think that the process will actually help them.

One way that bankruptcy can help you deal with the debt you have is by taking away some of the stress of dealing with the debt collectors. You know how stressful it is to have constant phone calls and letters that are demanding money from you that you just don't have to send in.

Are Older Drivers Also Safer Drivers? (Part Two)

In our last post, we started discussing the results of a survey conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, especially in regard to how age plays a role in highway safety. Today, we take a closer look at some of the specific categories covered in the report.

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Are Older Drivers Also Safer Drivers? (Part One)

Earlier this year, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety issued a report about driving-related trends from 2016. When the report came out, many news outlets looked at a single point of information in the report and published headlines such as "Millennial drivers are the worst." While the data point they picked appears to back up that assertion, that wasn't the main point of the report, and those articles neglected a significant portion of the report and other important trends.

To make up for this, we took a closer look at the report and have outlined some of the most important overall findings below. We also focused particularly on age-related factors, with the aim of that focus being to balance out the coverage provided earlier this year.

Technology is impact workers' compensation claims for some worker

Workers who are injured in accidents on the job usually face an uphill battle of sorts. These workers usually have to fight the workers' compensation system to get the compensation they need just live a normal life.

Technology is now playing a part in how injured workers are able to access the help they need while they are off work. If you are dealing with an injury, you should know about these basic advances.

Claims for compensation due to a death are serious

Losing a loved one in a tragic accident is something that you can't predict or prepare for. When this happens, there are a lot of unknowns that you might have to deal with. The financial uncertainty is one of the biggest issues that you might face besides the emotional trauma. We can't help you to deal with the emotional trauma of your loss. Instead, we can help you to find out if a wrongful death lawsuit might help you to deal with the financial impact of the loss.

A wrongful death lawsuit can provide you with an avenue to seek money to cover the final expenses for your loved one. On top of this, you might also seek compensation for the loss of income that comes with the unexpected death.

Will Data Let Law Enforcement Predict The Future?

We've all read books or seen movies where governments or companies attempt to predict the future. While predicting the future seems like a far-fetched dream that will remain in the realm of science fiction, did you know that law enforcement in your backyard is trying to do exactly that.

Workers' compensation claims must be started quickly

Workers who are hurt on the job might feel like they are facing an uphill battle. The medical bills and loss of income can lead to financial devastation. This makes it hard to focus on overcoming the injury. This comes at a time when medical bills might be rolling in from the injury and your regular bills are continuing.

We know that you might feel like your world is crashing down. While we can't make those feelings stop, we can help you to learn more about how workers' compensation can help you to cover the financial aspects of the injury.

Are Rural Roads Deadlier Than City Streets?

If you live in a rural area, one of the benefits is that you often have a greater sense of safety. This applies to roads, where there is less traffic than in suburbs and large metro areas and we often feel safer than if we were in the middle of a traffic jam.

But does that sense of safety match reality? Are rural roads really safer than packed urban freeways and city streets?

Has workplace violence caused your injuries?

When most employees file for workers' compensation benefits, it's for injuries like slipped discs, fractures from on-the-job falls or sprains and strains from improper lifting techniques.

But there are other, far more insidious injuries that occur at work that can result in claims for workers' comp — injuries from workplace violence.

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Hudson, WI 54016

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Superior, WI 54880

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Rice Lake, WI 54868

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