Category Archive for: Bankruptcy

California Pedestrian Accident Statistics

The number of pedestrians killed by vehicles increased seven percent during the first half of 2015, according to a study by nonprofit traffic organization, Governors Highway Safety Assn. The increase comes despite more focus on street safety. Precise numbers show that 347 people were struck and killed from January to June 2015. During the same […]

Short Term Disability vs. Worker’s Comp: What’s the Difference?

Short Term Disability vs. Worker’s Comp These two benefits are similar because they both provide compensation for injuries. However, the main difference is that workers’ comp covers employees who get hurt at work, while short term disability (STD) is for injuries or illnesses that are not work related. Car accidents, sicknesses, and diseases are all […]

What is Workers Comp Exemption?

Workers’ compensation is mandated by each state to provide insurance benefits to employees who get injured or sick on the job. Employer-employee relationships regarding workers’ comp are influenced by various entities including the IRS, industrial commissions, courts, and local state statutes. Certain employments situations are exempt from workers’ comp coverage.   What is workers’ comp […]

What To Do After a Bike Accident

Many cities across the U.S. are starting to create bike lanes and cycling-friendly areas. While riding a bike is great exercise, it comes with risks – just like any other mode of transportation. If you are involved in a bike accident, your immediate actions may impact your recovery and future lawsuits. Here are some tips […]

What To Do After a Minor Car Accident

A minor car accident such as a fender bender may be inconvenient, but at least you do not have to worry about serious injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are more than seven million car accidents each year. Of those, more than two million people are injured and about 40,000 […]

What are the Leading Causes of Car Accidents?

According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT), there are over 37,000 fatalities due to car accidents each year and an additional 2.35 million people are injured or disabled. A large portion of these accidents are due to human error and may lead to serious consequences with the law (and insurance companies) even […]

What are the Signs you are being Sexually Harassed at Work?

What is Sexual Harassment? Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that disrupts the workplace. When sexual harassment occurs, the harasser’s conduct must be unwelcomed, otherwise it may not be considered harassment. Sexual harassment has a negative effect on the workplace and […]

What to do When Declaring Bankruptcy

What Does Bankruptcy Mean? Bankruptcy is a scary idea for people who are facing financial challenges. But what does it really mean? Bankruptcy is when you owe more than you can afford to pay. As a first step in deciding whether to declare bankruptcy, here are some questions to ask yourself: Are you getting calls […]

Filing a Wage and Hour Claim for Overtime

Filing a Wage and Hour Claim for Overtime A “silver tsunami” is expected to hit the U.S. by 2030, when the number of citizens over the age of 65 is expected to reach more than 70 million nationwide. This population trend is already affecting the job market, with home health care workers (also known as […]