Will Workers Compensation Cover Depression? What You Need To Know

Not all injuries or illnesses are physical, as anyone who has ever suffered from any mental illness can tell you. Historically, people with mental illnesses have often had difficulty obtaining treatment, and mental illnesses like depression are still sometimes treated as less important than physical ailments, or even as less-than-legitimate conditions. So, it's not surprising that you might have concerns about your ability to receive treatment for work-related depression under workers compensation rules. Read More 

Cerebral Palsy Caused By Medical Negligence: Common Causes And The Expenses That Compensation Requested Must Cover

Cerebral palsy is a congenital disorder that affects one's muscle tone and motor skills, and affects approximately 0.2 to 0.3% of all children in the U.S. There are 3 different types of cerebral palsy — spastic, athetoid and ataxic. While cerebral palsy may be a congenital disorder that is unavoidable, it can also be a direct result of medical negligence during pregnancy, labor and delivery or the first few years of the child's life that has caused permanent injury to the brain. Read More 

How Social Media Can Kill Your Auto Accident Claim

If you've been involved in a car accident, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation in the form of a personal injury claim. While there are many things to consider when bringing forward an auto accident claim, one of the most critical points in recent years has become the use of social media. Not surprisingly, social media can have a profound impact on your auto accident case and can compromise your ability to obtain the restitution you deserve for your injuries. Read More 

3 Things You Need To Know About Lien Stripping

If you're at all familiar with the two most common bankruptcy filings, the Chapter 7 and the Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you know that the Chapter 7 filing has the effect of discharging all of your debts beyond the amount that you pay back by turning over your non-exempt funds and assets to a bankruptcy trustee. The Chapter 13, on the other hand, is more like an extended repayment plan. You keep your assets and pay your debts back slowly over the course of a few years. Read More 

Does Obesity Automatically Qualify You For Social Security Disability?

If you are like most people, you may have heard that obesity is a disability that qualifies someone for Social Security Disability Benefits.You may have wondered if this is really true. The answer is not as simple as it may seem. While obesity used to be listed as an impairment with the Social Security Administration, it was removed in 1999, says NOLO. Currently, obesity may be a contributing factor to winning a disability claim, but it is rarely grounds for disability on its own. Read More