Certain jobs that come with an expected level of danger, like logging, may offer little in the way of protection against personal injury. If you signed on to work as a logger in a logging camp, and then you are injured, your worker's compensation may only cover you for the time it takes to heal from the injury. Death and dismemberment insurance should cover any losses incurred when you have lost a hand, foot, arm or leg, and sometimes even when you lose an eye or lose your sight.
What a lot of people don't realize when filing a workers compensation claim is the fact that some insurance companies will have private investigators look at claimants' social media pages. Fraud occurs a lot more in the workers compensation world than a lot of people realize, and these insurance companies are taking steps to help prevent it. Because of this, it is very important to be careful about how you come across on social media.
If you are in the midst of preparing a case to sue the person who caused an auto accident in which you were hit, the topic of emotional distress is likely showing up. Emotional distress can be a difficult problem to prove, especially in light of how the cause of the distress has not always been considered admissible evidence. However, while proving emotional distress is not always easy, it can be done.
Personal lawsuits are quite common. You might have seen people that you know file a personal injury lawsuit and have a favorable outcome. This might lead you to think if an accident, or dispute you have been involved in should merit a lawsuit. Unfortunately, just because you have been harmed or wronged it doesn't mean that you have a legitimate lawsuit against the person. Here are a couple things you need to have to make a legitimate lawsuit.
Personal injury lawsuits are a great way to secure compensation when you have been wrongfully harmed. However, there is a lot of information that you will need to know before you get to court. In fact, many states have exceedingly different (and sometimes even contradictory) laws regarding personal injury lawsuits. To give you a better idea of what to expect if you are filing such a lawsuit in Illinois, here are some guidelines to follow: