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3 Ways That Tennessee’s New Workers’ Compensation Laws Affect You

Posted by Lisa Harlow on Oct 22, 2014

Workers compensation can be a lifesaver when you’ve been injured on the job, but there are times when claiming it doesn’t go as smoothly as you might prefer. When that happens, you can turn to the court system for relief. In Tennessee, though, the laws have recently changed regarding workers compensation claims that have to be taken to court. It’s a good idea for every worker to understand the laws that surround workers compensation, so take a look at how Tennessee’s new laws affect you. No More Trial Court Under the old laws, when employer and employee could not settle a workers compensation claim, the case would end up being heard by a judge in a court chosen by whoever filed first. That meant that a worker could file in trial court, and if the worker was the first to file, that’s where the case would be heard. Under the new laws, workers compensation cases can no longer be filed in trial court at all. The new legislation effectively creates a court system dedicated to workers compensation that falls under the purview of administrative law rather than trial law. This should streamline things and eliminate some inconsistencies in workers compensation awards. On the other hand, it eliminates some advantages that you might have had in trial court, such as the possibility of a judge ordering a larger award. No More Presumption in Favor of the Employee Under the old laws, the courts were obligated to presume in favor of...

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Follow These Halloween Tips Or You May Need A Lawyer

Posted by Lisa Harlow on Oct 21, 2014

Halloween is a fun time for children, and they love to dress up and get candy.  Before this celebration starts, below is information you should consider. Because Halloween comes around only once per year, you may have forgotten about these things, and if not followed you could end up in a lawyer’s office. Decorating Many people love to decorate their homes in late September through October with Halloween decorations. You should make sure you put up your decorations in a way that trick-or-treaters will not stumble and fall on them. You may think standing a scary monster at your doorstep is a good idea, but a small child could easily trip over it. You should also consider the decorations you use. For example, putting something very scary along your walkway could scare a child enough that they would fall down. You can still enjoy these types of decorations, but be mindful where you place them in your yard. Halloween Party If you are planning a Halloween party, this can be a liability for you if someone is injured while they are on your property. Make sure you set your party up in a way that people will stay safe from injuries. If you are serving alcohol to your guests, you need to make sure someone does not leave drunk and drive a car. If so, you could be liable if an accident happens. You should also make sure you know who is attending your party. For example, if a...

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Did Your Doctor Delay Your Prostate Cancer Treatment Because Of A Misdiagnosis? Get Legal Help Fast

Posted by Lisa Harlow on Oct 21, 2014

If you were experiencing problems with your prostate and your physician neglected to suspect prostate cancer after several visits, and you are now dealing with a late stage diagnosis, hire an injury lawyer to see if you have a medical malpractice case. If you were mistreated or misdiagnosed, you could lose years off your life. There could be many reasons why your case may be eligible for a settlement, and you’re lawyer will want to start gathering the evidence quickly. Here are a few things your personal injury lawyer will want for your first consultation, and what they may use to pursue your case. Symptoms and Testing If you went months having trouble urinating, having blood in your semen and urine, having problems with sexual function and experiencing a lot of discomfort, cancer should have been a suspicion. If you are above the age of 40 years old, the physician should have been even more concerned about prostate cancer. Appointment and Test Records How many times did you see the physician with the symptoms of prostate cancer before they ordered a test for the area to be examined by imaging machines? What types of imaging tests were used? If your physician let you suffer and wasn’t treating the problem aggressively after you weren’t finding relief with the first few treatment options, they weren’t treating you properly. If they didn’t order testing to look for prostate cancer, even though you had all of the symptoms, this could end up costing...

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Denied SSDI: Why Are So Many Disability Claims Denied?

Posted by Lisa Harlow on Oct 21, 2014

It is not uncommon for your disability claim to be denied when you submit your claim without the assistance of a disability attorney. There is a lot of red tape to get through when it comes to filing a successful disability claim. If you can’t seem to be approved, try learning how legal help can speed things along: Severity of Illness: While it sounds extremely harsh, you must have an illness that is expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months or result in death. Many people who have serious illnesses such as cancer or heart disease are often denied social security benefits because they are expected to recover within 12 months, or be able to do substantial gainful activity despite their illness. Your Medical Records: Some disability claims are denied because the claimant denies Social Security access to their medical records. Your medical records are important for filing a successful claim and without them your illness cannot be evaluated. In some instances, it is not the illness itself but the long term effects of the illness or treatment that cause a disability. For instance, if you have cancer and the tumor is removed successfully without recurrence, but radiation treatments severely damaged or destroyed an organ, you must be able to provide documentation of this with your medical records. These are referred to as evidentiary requirements. Treatment of Your Condition: Many people aren’t aware that they must be receiving continuous treatment for their medical or...

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Thinking About Becoming An Oil And Gas Attorney? 2 Things You’ll Need To Know

Posted by Lisa Harlow on Oct 21, 2014

If you’re in the process of applying for law school, and you’re trying to decide which type of law to practice, you might want to consider gas and oil law. This is a field that will be booming in the next few years, and they are going to need lawyers who understand the regulatory laws. According to one report, the United States is set to become the world’s leading oil producer by 2016. Here are a few things that you should know, if you plan on practicing gas and oil law. Gas And Oil Are Not The Same Thing When discussing fuels, it’s important that you understand that gas and oil are not the same thing. While most people naturally think of gas when they think of oil, gas actually refers to the natural gas that is used to heat homes. Oil refers to crude oil that is used for manufacturing gasoline and other petroleum-based products. Know Your Clients Interests There are actually several interests that are involved in oil and gas law. Those interests include: Mineral interests Working interests Royalty interests Each of these interests will be important to your clients. Mineral Interests There are two different types of laws that govern mineral rights in the United States. Those interests are mineral estate and surface estate laws. The mineral estate deems that the property owner has control over anything that is below the surface. The surface estate deems that the property owner has control over anything that comes...

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The First Steps To Take After An Auto Accident Injury

Posted by Lisa Harlow on Oct 20, 2014

If you have been involved in an auto accident, you will want to know what to do to ensure that you are covered for the injuries that you have endured. There are certain steps you should follow to ensure that you are properly reimbursed for medical expenses, the time you have spent in the hospital, and more. Here are the first steps you should be taking after an auto accident: Seek Medical Attention: Even if you do not feel that you have suffered any injuries at this point, it is still best to get checked out after an accident. This will ensure that if you suffer from pain or discomfort even weeks after the accident, you will be able to develop a better personal injury case. This is because if you wait weeks until you experience pain and discomfort to go to the doctor, then it can be more difficult to prove that the pain you are feeling is a result of the accident you were in. Take Notes and Photos: When you are being treated for injuries, you will want to be sure that you take photos of the injuries if they are visible, such as bruising and swelling. You also want to take detailed notes of both treatment procedures you had to endure as well as the amount of hours you have spent in the hospital and away from work. This is going to help your lawyer ensure that you receive a fair amount of reimbursement from the insurance company. ...

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Horse Tax Law

The same way that food, goods, and services are taxed, the profit that comes from owning, racing, or breeding a horse is taxed as well.

How It Started

In an attempt to regulate how owners of horses spend, gain, and write off expenses having to do with their horses, a tax law was instated.

Avoiding the Tax

Everyone has to pay taxes on most everything that is bought or sold. But there are ways to avoid over-paying for horse taxes and not being taken advantage of.