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I didn’t go to the Hospital After a Collision, and Now I’m Hurt. What can I do?

BOLD Marketing - Thursday, September 29, 2016

If you were in an automobile wreck, you may have sustained long-term injuries and not know how to proceed, especially if you didn’t go to the hospital directly after the collision.

 

People often leave the scene of a vehicle collision without seeking proper healthcare because the extent of the damage appears limited to the vehicles. Later, soreness, stiffness or headaches may arise.

 

Spinal and brain injuries may take time to fully develop. As the symptoms of these injuries come full force, they can impair daily activities. This results in lifelong problems and expensive healthcare.

 

Depending on where the wreck occurred and how much time has passed, the statute of limitations will determine the injured person’s legal options. In Missouri, a person may sue within the statute of limitations for up to five years after the wreck.

 

If you believe you or a loved one sustained an injury overlooked at the site of a crash, contact a healthcare provider immediately to determine if the crash could have been the cause. The sooner you have a record of your injuries, the better. If the original wreck was at the fault of another negligent driver, you be eligible for compensation.

 

After determining if an injury could have been the result of a wreck, contact a lawyer to review your options. For a free case consultation, call 1(877) 337-6651.

 

The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely on advertising.

What are my Rights if I’m Hurt at Work?

BOLD Marketing - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Work can hurt. Occasionally, labor-intensive work can have employees limping off the jobsite or attached to a heating pad over the weekend. Sometimes, things can go very wrong, leaving employees seriously injured.

 

Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation is an insurance purchased by the employer to cover injuries incurred in the workplace. Most employers in Missouri, with few exceptions, are required to insure workers if they have five or more employees.

 

Reacting to an Injury

As soon as you are injured, notify your employer in writing. Include information such as the date, place, time and other details specific to your injury. Failing to do so within 30 days can be detrimental to a prospective lawsuit.

While circumstances will affect the viability of a personal injury lawsuit, every employee has basic rights related to being injured on the job. In most states, these include:

 

– the right to file a claim for your injury or illness in workers’ compensation court or the state industrial court

– the right to pursue medical treatment

– the right to return to your job once you’re released by a medical provider

– the right to disability compensation, if you are unable to return to work because of your injury or illness, whether permanently or even temporarily

– the right to appeal if you disagree with a decision by your employer, the employer’s insurance company, or the workers' compensation court

– the right to be represented by a lawyer throughout the process.

 

Depending on your injury, there are various actions you can take, especially if your employer has knowingly put you in an unsafe situation. For a free consultation regarding your options, call 1 (877) 337-6651.

 

The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely on advertising.

Ways to Spot Nursing Home Neglect

BOLD Marketing - Saturday, September 17, 2016

Placing a loved one in someone else’s care is never an easy process, and finding a trusted environment for those we love requires research, budgeting and overcoming emotional obstacles.

 

All of these things make cases of nursing home neglect even more traumatic for both the seniors affected and their family members. According to the National Council on Aging, as many as 1 in 10 Americans age 60+ have experienced some form of elder abuse, including nursing home neglect.

 

If you’re suspicious that your loved one may be suffering from neglect, a few signs to watch for include:

 

  1.  
  1. – Unusual bruising
  2. – Losing weight quickly or showing signs of malnutrition
  3. – Unprovoked fear
  4. – Lack of social interaction
  5. – Disruption in hobbies or interests
  6. – Abnormally lethargic behavior
  7. – Sores or bleeding spots

 

If your loved one has experienced neglect or abuse while in a nursing facility, those responsible should be held accountable. Consult with an attorney to learn more about your options. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely on advertising.

Who’s Responsible if I’m Injured on Another’s Property?

BOLD Marketing - Friday, September 09, 2016

Reasonable warning is the key when it comes to the viability of a lawsuit involving personal injury on someone else’s property. Property owners – both commercial (think stores, public places) and residential (homeowners) have a responsibility to ensure individuals are protected from an unreasonable risk of injury while on their property.

 

That responsibility includes inspections to identify dangerous conditions and either repairing those conditions, barricading them or warning visitors about them. If a property owner is aware of a dangerous condition or if he or she could have known of about the existence of a dangerous situation through the exercise of ordinary care and the property owner fails to address the danger or adequately alert visitors (provide reasonable warning), then he or she may be liable for injuries suffered because of the dangerous condition.

 

If you or someone you know has been injured on someone else’s property, follow these steps to begin building your case:

 

 

1. Seek medical attention for the injured person immediately.

2. If you are able, take photos of the area as soon as possible or have a family member or friend stay behind to photograph the scene.

3. Write down or record yourself describing the events that led to the injury in as much detail as you can.

4. Take photos of any clothing and accessories the injured person was wearing.

5. Keep copies of health-related paperwork including hospital, emergency room or urgent care documents.

6. Keep a record of witnesses and their contact information.

7. NEVER sign paperwork related to the injury UNTIL after you have had a chance to speak with a lawyer.

 

 

The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely on advertising. 

 


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