With the midterm elections bringing legal marijuana to more states across the United States, it's important to understand what the use of medicinal marijuana can mean in the event of an employer drug test, or even worse, a workers' compensation injury claim. This post will break down the latest information on marijuana use and its effects on workers' compensation. Can I Be Penalized for a Positive Drug Test? Unfortunately, the answer to this question is still unclear. [Read More]
What to Know about Earning Workers' Compensation Pay
There aren't many types of insurance coverage available at no cost, but workers' compensation fits that description. Your employer foots the bill for this coverage, which pays some of your expenses when you get hurt on the job. Whether it's a sprained ankle or something more serious, the insurance will cover medical expenses and provide you with a weekly check. Read on to learn more about the pay you receive from workers' compensation insurance. [Read More]
Who Is Responsible When An Automated Vehicle Gets Into An Accident?
Who is responsible when a car with an autopilot gets into an accident? More and more cars with automated driving systems are on the road. Tesla, in particular, has made tremendous progress in getting these vehicles onto the open market, but there are also cars out there by BMW, Nissan, Volvo, and others. And even with autopilot, accidents happen. This is what you need to know before you get behind the wheel of one of these cars. [Read More]
5 Odd Injury Cases That Were Won
The circumstances surrounding injury claims go a long way toward determining whether compensation will be awarded. You may be surprised to learn about some of the strange situations that led to legal victories for folks who suffered personal or workplace injuries. These five cases might make you think differently about your own chances of getting money. 1. Save the French Fries A McDonald's manager who was helping a customer at the drive-thru window had to move quickly to keep a bag of French Fries from hitting the floor, resulting in a serious neck injury. [Read More]