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The ABCs of Dealing With Domestic Violence

Domestic violence was a part of my family's life for years. When I made the decision to leave with my children, I had to rely on the law to provide the protection we needed. Sometimes, the system does not work as fast as we want. I soon learned that going at it alone without any guidance caused significant delays. I created this blog to help others who are seeking legal means to deal with an abusive ex. By making the right moves, it is possible to get the necessary protections in place so that you can also live a happier and healthier life.


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Workers' Comp Rules And Leaving A Job

by Gina Hill

If you have an occupational illness or a work-related injury, your employer's workers' compensation insurance covers you with several benefits. Depending on the state of your medical needs, you may receive free medical care, a partial disability wage, rehabilitative support, and a lump-sum payment for permanent injuries. Leaving a job while you are still eligible for workers' comp benefits can present a difficult situation. Read on to learn more about leaving a job during this time.

Suitable Jobs

One way workers' comp provides benefits is through what are known as suitable jobs. This job is not the same as your previous job. It may have reduced hours while it takes into account your medical condition. Unfortunately, these jobs may not be as suitable as the name would indicate. In most cases, you will have very little choice in whether or not to accept the job, regardless of how you feel about it. If you have been placed in a so-called suitable job and you are unhappy with it, contact a workers' comp lawyer. Quitting that job without going through the proper channels could jeopardize your other workers' comp benefits.

Fired From a Job

Once you file a workers' comp claim, you may be told to stay at home while your injury heals or you recover from an illness. Unfortunately, your employer may not be too happy with that situation. They may need to hire temporary help to replace you or spread your work out among co-workers. It also costs your employer in terms of raised workers' comp insurance premiums. All of that might lead to being fired while you are collecting benefits. The law is on your side with this situation. If you get laid off, forced to resign, or let go due to retaliation, you should speak to a workers' comp lawyer about it.

Unsafe Jobs

Workers who have to spend time in unsafe workplaces are likely to be hurt or made ill time and time again. Some workplaces are naturally more unsafe than others. You don't have to work in an unsafe workplace but you should be ready to show proof of unsafe practices, machinery, or hazards. Be sure to go through the proper channels to report unsafe working conditions along with gathering as much evidence to prove your case as possible before you resign.

For help with any of these issues, speak to a workers' comp lawyer right away.