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Impairment vs. Disability: Understanding the difference in your workers’ comp laim

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In this article1 What is impairment?2 What is disability?3 What does this mean for my case?4 Experienced Workers’ Comp Attorney in Washington, D.C. Two terms you may see or hear when pursuing your workers’ compensation case are impairment and disability. While these terms may seem to describe the same thing, they are very different and their use has different implications for your case. Here’s what you need to know about impairment and disability and how they relate to workers’ comp claims: What is impairment? Impairment is defined as a problem or damage to a vital structure of the body (an…

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How does cheating impact my divorce?

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In this article1 Adultery Isn’t Grounds2 Harm to Children3 Dissipation (of assets)4 Divorce Attorney in Washington, D.C. Infidelity on the part of one – or both – partners in a marriage is an incredibly common reason for divorce. By some estimates, 40 to 50 percent of marriages where there has been infidelity end in divorce. In the past, having a cheating spouse was often grounds for gaining the upper hand in the divorce. It meant you had a better chance to get what you asked for in the divorce, such as a larger portion of marital assets or sole custody…

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Does Workers’ Comp Cover Car Accidents?

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In this article0.1 Accidents During Your Commute0.2 Daily Driving Accidents0.3 Running Errands0.4 What Workers’ Comp Benefits Are Available for Car Accidents?1 Workers’ Comp Attorney for Car Accidents in Washington, DC If you drive frequently for work, whether you deliver packages and goods daily or you just run errands to take care of office-related needs, you may wonder if workers’ compensation insurance will cover any injuries you receive if you’re in a car accident. Like many workers’ comp injury cases, whether or not your injuries are covered depends on the circumstances of the accident. Accidents During Your Commute If you are…

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4 financial tasks to take care of when ending a long-term relationship

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In this article1 1. Split Accounts2 2. Change Passwords3 3. Start Your Own Accounts4 4. Set Aside Some Cash5 Skilled Divorce Lawyer in Washington, DC Breakups are never easy, but they can be messy and complicated if you and your partner have spent years building a life together. While you may not divide up property and finances as you split in the same way as a divorcing couple would, there are still some financial tasks you need to make sure to take care of. Here are 4 important financial tasks to handle when ending a long-term relationship: 1. Split Accounts…

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Hearing Loss & Workers’ Comp: What You Need to Know

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In this article0.1 Accident-Related Hearing Loss0.2 Progressive Hearing Loss0.3 Unsafe Working Conditions0.4 Prior Hearing Loss0.5 What Benefits to Expect for Hearing Loss1 Workers’ Comp Attorney for Hearing Loss in Washington, DC Hearing loss can occur slowly over time, making it difficult for you to hear certain noises or in certain situations. It also can occur in an instant, with a trauma to the eardrum taking away your ability to hear. In some cases, such as spending years working in a loud factory, this hearing loss can be a result of your working condition. If this happens, many people wonder whether…

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Is It Safe to Travel for Work During COVID-19?

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In this article1 Is the Travel Essential?2 Where Are You Traveling?3 Are You or Your Family at Greater Risk?4 If You Do Travel5 If You Get Sick While Traveling for Work6 Workers’ Compensation Attorney in Washington, D.C. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to sweeping changes in American households and workplaces.  Children are attending school at home, vacations were canceled, and employees are working remotely in vast numbers. And for people whose jobs rely on frequent travel, all the stay-at-home changes can be very unsettling. If you are an employee who travels, you may wonder: Is it safe to travel for…

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What Role Does a Divorce Lawyer Play in Mediation?

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In this article1 What Is Mediation?2 Why Choose Mediation?3 Can a Lawyer Help Me in Mediation?4 Experienced Divorce Attorney in Washington, D.C. The divorce process doesn’t always end up with two people in a court hearing, arguing who should get what in the separation. In many cases, the terms of a divorce are decided during mediation, far outside a courtroom. And, even if a divorce case ends up in court, chances are that the divorcing couple has spent some time in mediation, trying to avoid standing in front of a judge. What Is Mediation? Mediation is a non-courtroom setting where…

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Is My Therapy Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?

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When you are injured at work, your doctor may recommend you for therapy. Depending on your injuries and your condition, this therapy may be physical therapy, where you work to heal from your injuries, or it can be mental health therapy to help you cope with a condition caused by your injuries. Some treatment for your injuries, such as surgery and doctor appointments, can be pretty cut-and-dried on whether it’s included with your workers’ compensation claim. But when it comes to therapies, the line can be a little more blurred. Let’s take a look at whether therapy – physical and…

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6 Tips for Co-Parenting During the Holidays

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In this article0.1 Make a Plan0.2 Start New Traditions0.3 Understand Things Are Different0.4 Don’t Try to Buy Love0.5 Be Flexible0.6 Take Care of Yourself1 Experienced Divorce Lawyer in Washington, DC The holiday season can be stressful for everyone, with gifts to buy, meals to plan, and decorations to hang. But for families with shared custody situations, the stress can be magnified. Whether this is your first holiday season co-parenting, or you’ve been doing this a while, taking some time to plan for a successful season while co-parenting is essential to getting through to next year with your sanity intact. Here…

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Workers’ Comp Claim Denied? Take These Next Steps

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In this article0.1 Know the Reason for Denial0.2 Start an Appeal0.3 Consider an Attorney1 Experienced Workers’ Comp Attorney in Washington, D.C. Being injured on the job can be stressful. And if your claim for compensation for your injuries and lost wages is denied, your stress level can skyrocket. However, if your workers’ comp claim was denied, that isn’t necessarily the end of the road. Here’s what you need to know if your workers’ compensation claim was denied: Know the Reason for Denial Sometimes, employers or their insurance companies look for any possible reason to deny a workers’ comp claim. These…

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