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For most of us, our jobs provide more than just a means to support ourselves and our families. Our jobs can provide direction and purpose. In addition, our job can become a major part of our identity. If you are wrongfully terminated, harassed, victimized by discrimination or forced to endure some other kind of injustice in the workplace, it will cause major problems in your life. Besides the loss of a paycheck, losing your job can lead to stress, anxiety, diminished opportunities and a host of other problems. You do not have to tolerate this injustice. Working with a skilled, experienced attorney can hold your employer accountable and help point a way to a brighter future.

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A very different side to personal injury claims

 

With all the bad publicity about personal injury claims and so-called “ambulance chasing” it can be easy to forget 2 fundamental facts :-

  • The vast majority of personal injury claims are valid and create huge pain and suffering for the victims
  • Damages under English law are generally low – it is claims for ongoing loss of earnings and care costs that account for the oft publicized few larger claims

With some personal injury claims, the injuries are so catastrophic as to make any damages claim, in practical terms of impact on the life which the injury has caused, almost meaningless.

In one such tragic case reported this week, a young woman was left paralysed from the neck down by an assault in a pub.

The reason this case made the press, other than the horrendous injury caused to this young woman, was firstly due to it being as a result of an assault over literally nothing in a pub, but also as it demonstrates that where injuries are caused by an individual, not in work or on the road, that person is highly unlikely to have insurance. This leaves only the option in the type of cases where the act is criminal (and the position is worse where no criminal assault has taken place) to make a claim against the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, where damages are limited as coming from the public purse, and often wholly inadequate.

Of course in this kind of case, no damages could ever touch upon the catastrophic impact of the injury, but the lady will need constant care 24/7.

According to the team at Floridakeysinjury.com; in the case of this kind of paralysis, the damages are likely to be only $55,000.00 and the assailant is thought to haves no assets.

Even worse is that the assailants have been granted bail over Christmas. Frankly outrageous.

Is it important to use a local personal injury lawyer ?

Is it important to use a local personal injury lawyer ?

The personal injury legal market is becoming increasingly dominated by the largest companies that have the biggest budgets. Maybe this is just the way of the world, but the way it tends to work in the injury claims market is through very heavy advertising and offer of significant inducements to those who sign up.

The injury market is dominated by firms who spend large amounts of money on tv advertising and an increasing budget on online activities, including pay per click. The inducements offered to clients who have cases accepted can be as high as $1,000,000.00 cashback or an IPAD. But is it a good idea to sign up for legal advice just based on who are the biggest company with the biggest budget ? With legal advice, surely it matters that you get the right advice ?

Well, for some kinds of personal injury cases, these can be largely straightforward, particularly in terms of establishing legal liability. The most obvious example of this would be whiplash – most whiplash cases involve a rear end shunt, and where that happens, the driver and passengers in the car in front, if they suffer a whiplash injury, will generally succeed with a claim. In that sense, it generally tends to matter little whether you use a big law firm or not, you are in pretty safe hands.

However, if you have a catastrophic injury or a nasty injury at work, or perhaps a claim for medical negligence, these are not straightforward personal injury claims. It is important, in those circumstances, generally to have an expert in those types of claims, and we would argue, to be able to meet with your solicitor regularly and develop the level of trust and confidence necessary between solicitor and client for these types of claims.

One firm which takes it’s local client base very seriously is Lyons Snyder Personal Injury who are based in Plantaion Florida. The firm deliberately markets itself as the personal injury lawyers to go to in South Forida. Unlike many of the other personal injury websites, the firm’s website also has bios for all it’s team of lawyers, is you get to see and find out about the specialist you will be dealing with. This makes a lot of sense.

Top 10 employment law facts you need to know

Employment law deals with a lot of responsibilities relating to employment contracts and working time, etc. These laws help you retain a happy employee, which gives you productive employees and better working conditions. In this article, we are dealing with facts about employment facts.

 

Register as an employee

The first course of action that needs to take place before your first payday is to register as an employer. And issue the detailing of the payslip about your earnings to pay any tax and NI owning.

 

Need to check for the legal right to work

Before you get started on the work, it is important for the employer to check if the employee has the legal right to work and keep the copies of documents

 

You can change the terms

If the employee wants to change some terms and conditions of the employment agreement, he can. But the changes must be accepted by both the parties and the changes must take effect within the month of writing.

 

Probationary period

You can make a job offer to the employee after the completion of the probationary period; the period should be long enough for the employers to judge if the employee is able to do his job.

Paid Holidays

Employees are entitled to at least 28 days a year paid leaves for a full-time worker. This entitlement to holidays starts from the first day of the employment and continues during the absences.

 

Sick pay

Employees are entitled to a sick pay of $94.25, but employers pay a lot more, but they also have the right to refuse these sick pay in case of an employee not being able to comply to the proposed requirements.

 

Workplace pension

All employees get auto-enroll into contributing towards a workplace pension unless the employee specifically opts out of it. You will have to provide them with access to a contributory pension.

 

Time off for ante-natal care

A pregnant employee is entitled to paid leave, which includes parenting and relaxation classes. Also, new parents are also entitled to statutory leave.

Gross misconduct

Gross misconduct is the conduct which can destroy employer and employee relationship. You can easily use these in the contract to make them aware of what constitutes gross misconduct and both parties much follow fair and reasonable procedures.

 

Work limits

All workers who are above 18 are entitled to one day off per week and if the employee works more than 48 hours, they can easily opt-out of this time limit. If the employee continuously works for 26 weeks, they can request for flexible working for both part-time works as well as full-time workers.