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Workers' compensation: Separating fact from fiction

Accidents happen. Sometimes they're impossible to avoid -- unpredictable weather -- or unforeseeable -- a machine malfunctions for no apparent reason. Other times, it could be simple human error, from a co-worker's careless mistake to your own momentary distraction. Whatever the reason, the bottom line is that you suffered an injury on the job and are unable to work.

Now, you probably have a number of concerns, from lost wages to mounting medical bills to the possibility of termination. Even if you're familiar with the basics of workers' compensation insurance, you're likely feeling intimidated by the complicated process, or perhaps you're worried about getting all the benefits you need to pay your bills. Thankfully, there are legal professionals who can not only help you understand your rights but can fight on your behalf to get the maximum amount.

Seeking guidance when a commercial vehicle puts you in harm's way

With the increases in the moving and shipping business, commercial vehicles are a more common sight out on the road. While these vehicles offer numerous benefits, with the inherent weight and size, they may also present a certain level of risk to those nearby.

Commercial vehicle collisions can be devastating, having the potential to cause serious injuries to those involved. If you suffered serious injuries in a similar incident, you might be in search of restitution, and perhaps you are subsequently wondering how to proceed.

Have your beneficiaries been reviewed lately?

When you purchased life insurance and started your retirement savings account, you were instructed to name a beneficiary for those funds. And like most people, you probably haven’t thought twice about it since. But as time goes by and life changes occur, it becomes increasingly important to review all aspects of your estate plan, especially your beneficiary designations.

Why are designated beneficiaries important?

Three key estate planning elements you may need

It seems like the subject of estate planning only makes waves when a celebrity dies. Prince dying without a will is just the latest lesson people can learn about the importance of having a complete estate plan.

What constitutes a complete estate plan? That answer will vary from family to family. However, three elements are widely used among people, regardless of your net worth.

Criminal convictions can have career-long consequences

A criminal conviction carries a double edged sword. If a court finds a person guilty of a non-violent crime or misdemeanor, they may be subject to penalties from the state and could lose their job. Now, their resume carries the blemish of termination and conviction. How can this be prevented?

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