If you are injured at work, you may be wondering whether to file a personal injury or workers' compensation claim. In some cases, you may not have an option because the circumstances of your injury will dictate the direction to take. If you do have an option, however, here are some of the benefits of filing a workers' compensation claim.
You Don't Have To Worry About Liability
One of the best things about workers' compensation insurance is that you can get it regardless of who was at fault for the accident.
Unfortunately, slumlords operate in nearly every town and city in America, and if you happen to rent an apartment from one, life can become miserable. Beyond the leaking faucet that never gets fixed and the ugly, peeling wallpaper, your landlord is directly responsible for your safety in a number of ways.
Conditions Of The Property
If the place is literally falling down around you and these conditions cause you injury or suffering, you may very well be able to take your landlord to court.
Being in the financial position to buy a car after your only other one breaks down can prevent a substantial amount of stress. However, you can land in a stressful situation if the replacement vehicle turns out to be in an unstable condition. Sometimes dealers sell customers vehicles that are knowingly in bad shape, but they choose not to disclose the problems in an attempt to make a sale. There are laws in place that protect consumers from having to suffer a financial loss after going through such a situation with a dealer.
Have you checked the tread on your tires lately? If you haven't, you should. Worn-out tires are an accident waiting to happen. Here's what you should know.
How dangerous are bad tires?
According to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, insufficient tire tread is behind more than26% of motor vehicle crashes. An insufficient tread is defined as having a depth of less than 1/16th of an inch. However, most people don't seem to be aware of just how serious the dangers really are -- probably because they don't realize how treads actually work.
While tattoos and piercings are acceptable in the mainstream, employers have the explicit right to set a dress code that prohibits visual tattoos and piercings in the workplace. This does not necessarily mean that those who are pierced or tattooed will not be hired, but they may be required to cover tattoos and remove piercings during the workday.
What Rights to Employers Have?
Employers have the right to set a dress code any way they see fit.