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Time To Return To Work? Understanding The Independent Medical Exam

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Most of the time, your work-related injury will heal enough for you to be able to return to your job after a few days, weeks, or months. In some cases, however, things don’t happen as expected. The workers’ comp carrier has expectations that your injury will heal within certain periods of time, based on past history of conditions that are similar to your own. When that time is exceeded, the insurance company may ask that you undergo an independent medical exam (IME).…

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Is Your Doctor Negligent? What Patients Should Know Before Filing a Medical Malpractice Suit

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Medical malpractice occurs far too often in the United States. In fact, according to recent statistics, medical accidents are believed to cause as many as 200,000 deaths per year. This is especially alarming when compared with the annual number of all other accidental deaths, which at 98,000, is less than half that number. Medical malpractice that does not result in death can also result in injuries or illnesses that can impact the quality of life and take a financial, emotional, and physical toll on victims and their loved ones.…

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Spring And Summer Custody: How To Make An Ideal Schedule For Kids

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With the spring and summer holidays on the horizon, one thing that divorced families with kids need to think about is holiday custody arrangements. If you are just getting to the point of making these arrangements in your divorce settlement, you will need to keep the following in mind: Listen To The Kids One of the first ways to determine where your kids go during the spring and summer holidays is to ask them what they would prefer.…

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3 Things That Can Impact Your Social Security Disablility Application

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When you become disabled to the point that you can no longer work at your job, you can file for Social Security disability benefits. These benefits are provided to those who are no longer able to work due to a physical or mental disability. When you file for benefits, you might be denied initially. While you can hire an attorney to help you appeal your case, there are some specific things that can also have an impact on your claim.…

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Three Mistakes Lesbian Couples Makes When Using Donor Sperm

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Lesbian couples who want to have children together can use donor sperm to get pregnant. The trouble is that many couples make a variety of mistakes that end up complicating the issue of child custody and parental rights, resulting in undesirable outcomes, such as the donor successfully suing for visitation rights. Here are three common mistakes couples make when using donor sperm and how to avoid them. Failing to Follow the Law…

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Getting Your Priorities Straight: Divorce And Bankruptcy

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Sometimes, trouble just seems to come in pairs. If you and your spouse have encountered some very troubled waters and are considering taking more than one major legal move in the near future, you may be wondering if there are benefits or risks with what to do first. You should know that the order could make a huge difference, depending on your exact circumstances, so read on to find out more about these complex issues that surround a bankruptcy and divorce filing.…

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This Isn't Working Out: 4 Steps To Take When It's Time For Divorce

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There’s always a certain amount of stress involved in a divorce – even those that are amicable. However, with some careful planning, there is a way to alleviate some of the stress. If you’ve decided to file for divorce, now’s the time to start preparing for your future. Here are five steps that will help you alleviate some of the stress while you’re preparing for your divorce. Open a Savings Account…

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Signs That A Dog Owner Should Have Known That There Animal Is Dangerous

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One of the best ways to strengthen a dog bite claim is to prove that the dog has a dangerous propensity and the owner knew about it but did not take precautions to prevent it from biting people. This is a good way of proving the owner’s negligence, and anybody injured via another person’s negligence needs to be compensated. Here are a few ways of proving that a dog has a dangerous propensity:…

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How Boundary Trees Can Cause Problems Between Neighbors

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Trees, especially those growing between neighboring homes, often cause great controversies between neighbors. What’s more, many neighbors don’t know what they can legally do in such situations. Here are a few examples of tree-related disputes, and your possible legal rights in those cases: Tree Falls onNeighbor’s Property If your tree falls on your neighbor’s car or house, then the cause of the fall determines who pays for the damage. You won’t be held responsible if the tree was toppled by an act of God; for example, if the damage occurs during a freak thunderstorm.…

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What Tax Questions Need To Be Asked Before The Divorce Decree Is Finalized?

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One of the biggest mistakes you and your spouse could make during negotiations to end your marriage is to forget to consider the implications of your split on your taxes. If you and your spouse do not properly handle your financial matters, both of you could face serious issues when it is time to file. Before agreeing on a final settlement, here are some questions you and your spouse need to ask.…

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