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April 2019 Archives

Social Security Disability and long-term disability benefits

When you suffer an injury and become disabled, you may want to look into obtaining Social Security Disability benefits. SSD benefits bring in a monthly income, allowing you to provide for yourself despite being unable to work. In addition to SSD, you may qualify for Supplemental Security Income, which pays benefits if you have the financial need.

The link between medical malpractice and emotional trauma

Dealing with medical conditions and procedures can create a lot of emotional stress. As a patient, you may be worried about your future health as well as the surgery that you will have to undertake. In addition to this preliminary stress, unsuccessful procuedures or unexpected medical issues can become too much to handle.

The costliest types of work-related accidents

There are many ways workers in Charlotte can get hurt while on the job. However, statistics show that there are some common causes of workplace injury accidents. While an insurance carrier compiled these statistics, the information comes from a variety of sources, including the federal government and a think tank. According to these statistics, the primary source of workers' compensation and related costs involve accidents with lifting or otherwise moving objects. These claims cost over $13 billion a year.

Dog bites can lead to personal injury lawsuits

National Dog Bite Prevention Week takes place this April. It is a time in which several organizations, including the American Veterinary Medical Association, remind residents of Charlotte and other North Carolina communities of the important responsibility that pet owners and others have to keep people, especially children, safe around household pets. When a pet owner fails in this responsibility, they can be held legally accountable.

Misdiagnoses lead to medical malpractice claims

Charlotte, North Carolina, residents put a lot of trust in their doctors whenever they visit their offices. Basically, they expect that the doctor will be able to explain why they are feeling the way they are and then help them get better. This is precisely why people go to doctors in the first place and why doctors get paid the big bucks.

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