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When to file a workers' compensation claim

Every year, thousands of workers across the country are injured while performing their job duties. For the majority of full-time employees in Alabama, their jobs are their livelihood. It's understandable that an injured employee would be worried when he or she suffers an injury and can no longer work. Workers' compensation was established, in part, so that injured employees can have an income and maintain medical coverage in these circumstances. So, when can an injured worker file a workers' compensation claim?

Woman says she suffered personal injury while visiting spouse

For business and property owners in the state of Alabama, the best ways to prevent accidents and injuries to visitors involve ensuring that property is maintained, and walkways are clear and free of hazards. Examples of hazardous conditions are things like poor lighting, wet or slick floors, and foreign objects left in walkways. Accidents can happen when least expected, but hazards like this are literally accidents waiting to happen. Property and business owners can be held liable when negligence and hazardous conditions cause personal injury.

Victims can take action when negligence causes personal injury

In the state of Alabama, stringent regulations and safety codes were established to protect those who visit public properties and establishments. These regulations say that publicly used facilities and structures must be adequately maintained and free of potential hazards. Unfortunately, some property owners will ignore these rules and regulations. Those who suffer personal injury as the result of negligence have the option to take legal action.

Consumer fraud: Tips to avoid identity theft during tax season

Identity theft occurs when a person's personal information, such as a Social Security number or full name, is used without permission to open accounts or make purchases. These days, identity theft is one of the most common types of consumer fraud in Alabama and across the country. Recent statistics say that about 33 percent of all adults in the United States have experienced identity theft of some kind. With tax season in full swing, the Internal Revenue Service and other officials are reminding citizens to be on the lookout for identity theft.

The actions of others can contribute to personal injury

Most people are not aware that they are at risk for injury any time they venture out into public places. Public properties and establishments throughout the state of Alabama are considered to be safe and secure places to visit. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. In these public establishments and businesses, hazards and dangerous conditions such as wet floors are common causes of personal injury. However, the actions of other individuals can also also cause serious and significant harm.


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