If you have recently been injured or have a physical or medical condition that makes it difficult to perform your job duties, your employer may be required to provide you with a reasonable accommodation. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, has a history or record of such an impairment, or is perceived as having such an impairment must be given a reasonable accommodation in the workplace unless it causes the employer undue hardship. What exactly does that mean?
Slip and fall accidents can—and often-times do—happen anywhere. Injuries from slips, trips, or falls are usually minor, normally resulting in mere scrapes, scratches, or bruises. However, some slip and fall injuries are not so superficial. Broken bones or mild-severe traumatic brain injuries can require major medical attention and may have lasting effects on an individual’s health.
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Women in the American workforce are granted a number of rights when (and if) they decide to bare children. These federal regulations protect women from worker discrimination—on the basis of their pregnancy, of course—and offer a certain amount of unpaid leave. In some instances, federal laws are expanded by state-mandates as well as company-specific policies. In-fact, around 14 different state legislators offer women supplementary rights when pregnant at work.
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You were recently in a motor vehicle accident and besides the typical physical discomfort you would expect, you have noticed an unusual symptom— hearing loss or a ringing in your ear. While you don't know how the accident could have caused a problem with your hearing, you know that the ringing sound or loss of hearing occurred right after your motor vehicle accident.
Typically, when you think about injuries sustained in an automobile accident, you think of broken bones and whiplash. However, impact to the head or even severe whiplash can also cause brain injury.
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When you suffer major injuries from a slip and fall, you have every right to take legal action against the individual or entity responsible for your slip, trip, or fall. Your Homeowners Association, or HOA, is no exception.
Tripping, slipping, or falling is many-times inconsequential. However in some instances, a fall—even from a short distance—can have serious health implications. Slip and fall accidents occur in grocery stores rather frequently. Store owners, as well as their paid employees, have a legal responsibility to keep their facilities safe for their patrons.
The short answer: yes. You are always entitled to take legal action if you suffer injuries as a consequence of someone else’s imprudent actions, regardless of who they are. As one may expect however, filing an action against the city—or state, or any governmental body for that matter—comes with its own set of challenges and procedures.
It happens to the best of us; we slip, we fall, we hurt ourselves. The majority of the time, we spring back up and continue on. Unfortunately in some instances, the injuries sustained from a fall can be rather serious, requiring major medical attention and perhaps even leading to life-long disabilities.
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