You may have had many medical exams in your life, but none of them are likely to be like an independent medical exam (IME). This exam occurs in conjunction with your workers' compensation benefits and is meant to provide the insurance agency with information about your medical status. It pays to be prepared for this important step, so read on to learn more about your IME. Why Is This Exam Needed?
1 November 2018
Some days they seem to be everywhere you turn. Drivers who tailgate, speed, weave back forth from lane to lane, and seem determined to cause a wreck can often end up doing just that. While accidents can happen to even the safest of drivers, being hurt because of another driver's aggressive and careless driving can seem particularly troubling. Unfortunately, law enforcement may have its hands full trying to catch these bad drivers, and often the fines for reckless driving are far from a deterrent.
18 September 2018
Life can be full of surprises, but the one surprise that no one wants to see is an expensive speed camera citation in the mail. Countless cities have opted for photo enforcement for speeding and red-light offenses to free up police manpower and generate additional revenue. However, these automated systems leave plenty to be desired for the average motorist. If you were recently nabbed by speed camera, then you're probably thinking about fighting your citation.
16 August 2018
Workers' compensation is insurance that provides money if you are injured while at work. Typically, it makes the entire process streamlined, so you get the money you need to pay your medical bills fast. In most cases, you don't need to hire an attorney because you don't need to prove fault. However, in some instances, it may be beneficial or necessary to hire a workers' compensation attorney who can help you get the money you are owed, so check out these three reasons you may need an attorney for your work injury.
23 July 2018
There's nothing quite like the feeling of riding your motorcycle on a scenic winding road. However, riding a bike has its dangers since bikes are often overlooked by other drivers. Plus, road hazards are even more dangerous to a motorcycle than a heavy car, so you always have to stay alert. Unfortunately, you can be careful all the time and still be in an accident when another driver doesn't see you coming down the road.
4 June 2018
If you've been trying to get approved for Social Security benefits, you may come across the term "residual functioning capacity." This term sounds a bit intimidating, but understanding what it means could enhance your ability to get benefits. Being unable to work and convincing the Social Security Administration (SSA) that you deserve benefits can be two different things, so read on to learn more about residual functional capacity (RFC). What is residual functioning capacity?
29 April 2018
A large part of the country is suffering from a drug crisis. Quite naturally, a lot of people are heading to rehabilitation centers around the nation for treatment. Unfortunately, where there's a misfortune that leads to an economic opportunity, there are also people willing to take advantage of the situation. Many of the drug rehab centers that are proudly and loudly proclaiming their services to help addicts aren't licensed medical facilities and they may be putting addicts in as much -- or even more -- danger than the drugs they're already using.
6 April 2018
Construction injuries can be frightening, but also quite serious. When you are on the job, you do not expect to leave in an ambulance. Unfortunately, this happens all too often. If you have ever been injured on a job site, you might have legal recourse. So many different construction accidents are preventable, often by companies supplying products or by the companies hiring construction workers. Ultimately, you may have the right to seek financial resources if you are injured in one of these common ways.
3 March 2018
Lots of people have heard of these terms, but perhaps never associated them with a real-life occurrence. Nowadays, almost anyone can fall victim to this type of harm, given the wide information decimation of social media and the web. Read on to learn more. What do they mean? These terms both refer to a manner of defamation, with libel referring to the written statement and slander referring to the spoken statement.
24 January 2018