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DENTAL MALPRACTICE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

It would be safe to say that most people have heard of cases of medical malpractice resulting in personal injury. Incidents like this punctuate the nightly news far too often. But there are other incidents of personal injury resulting from malpractice that usually do not make the headlines: injuries resulting from dental malpractice.

TOP REASONS FOR DIVORCE

Divorce has higher rates now than ever in history. We recently shared that you 40 to 50 percent of married couples are likely to divorce, and if you're on your second marriage, you have a 60 percent chance of getting divorced again. Although you can beat the odds, there are many couples who don't. If you're wanting to save your marriage, you must understand the common reasons that cause divorce. Catch up by reading our previous post provided to you by our divorce attorney here in Waterbury. Once you're finished, keep reading!

COMMON INJURIES IN THE WORKPLACE

Various industries are susceptible to the risk of workplace injury. The types of injuries that can occur will vary from industry to industry. By recognizing the hazards workers face and by taking steps to improve workplace conditions, the risk of serious personal injury can be decreased. However, even when preventative measures are taken, it can still be possible for workers to sustain an injury and it's likely that some of these individuals will need to seek a worker's compensation claim.

PERSONAL INJURY AND SOCIAL MEDIA: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

In this brave, new world we live in, social media has become an important part of how we communicate with one another. Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, first dates, or any other major event or milestone is dutifully chronicled for all of our friends and family.

CHILD CUSTODY: DOES MY CHILD NEED A LAWYER?

Divorce proceedings can be smooth, civil processes. But they can also be messy, complex, and aggravating at times. This is especially true if children are involved. Couples who have decided to part ways may be able to agree amicably on several issues until the decision over child custody arises. If couples can't decide on who maintains custody of their children, then who does?

SOCIAL HOST LIABILITY AND PERSONAL INJURY

Many people are unaware that when accidents occur in the home or on private property that the homeowner can potentially be held responsible for any resulting injuries or damages. Often times these kinds of cases involve the consumption or distribution of alcohol. In other instances, unsafe conditions on the property led to an injury.

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: MEDICATION ERRORS RESULTING IN PERSONAL INJURY

More often than not, visits with doctors, nurses, and hospitals will go smoothly. Mistakes resulting in serious personal injury are the exception, not the rule. But unfortunately mistakes do happen, and sometimes individuals are left with injuries that have long-lasting effects on their lives. One of the common forms of medical malpractice is that of medication errors. Keep in mind though, that not all mistakes equate to medical malpractice. There must be negligence on behalf of the doctors, nurses, hospitals, etc. who are administering medicinal treatments.

3 TIPS FOR FINDING A WORKERS COMPENSATION ATTORNEY

Being injured on the job is a bad enough experience. You could find yourself unable to return to work for extended periods of time and you might have to endure pain from your injuries as well. Adding to the stress of a work-related injury is that workers compensation laws are often complex and highly specialized. To ensure that you are able to navigate your way through the compensation process effectively, it could be a good idea to work with a workers compensation attorney.

MOST COMMON REASONS FOR DIVORCE

divorce.jpgDivorce is a serious issue. Did you know that 40 to 50 percent of marriages end in divorce? And, if you get married a second time, 60 percent of those marriages end in divorce? There are many different causes for failed marriages; many of these reasons are known factors. Because we want you to be happy, here are the most common reasons spouses choose to forego one another, and decide to settle their separation in a court setting with one of our divorce lawyers by their side.

PERSONAL INJURY AND MEDICARE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

If you sustain a personal injury as a result of someone else's negligent, reckless, or intentionally dangerous actions, you may be entitled to receive a settlement. In most cases, settlements such as these are paid out by insurance companies, but if you are a Medicare recipient, you may have to forfeit some or all of the settlement you are entitled to.

COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT DIVORCE

More than simply throwing up one's arms and saying "I want a divorce," ending a marriage is a process. To have the marriage dissolved legally takes time and effort. Cummings Law Firm has faithfully served the Waterbury area for nearly 25 years, helping the divorce process go as smoothly as possible for many couples who have made the decision to part ways. We are familiar with the aspects of divorce proceedings and have enough experience to answer any of the questions which are bound to arise. In fact, we can answer some of those questions right now.

LAW IN THE NEWS

The field of law is both exciting and, at times, complex. There are also many stereotypes and expectations that the common person has that are based on television shows or movies. The state Supreme Court faces challenges on a daily basis that may not be gracing the silver screen anytime soon, but the decisions they make can still have an impact.

ARE PERSONAL INJURY AND WORKER'S COMPENSATION THE SAME THING?

A surprising question that worker's compensation lawyers hear fairly often is: "Are personal injury and worker's compensation the same?" The short answer is, no, there are several key differences. Primarily, the difference between these two types of claims is that worker's compensation cases are not based on a particular individual being at fault. With personal injury claims cases, there is usually an individual or organization that is liable. Accidents that occur at a place of employment are covered by worker's comp, regardless of whether anyone was negligent.

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