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Understanding Your Right To File Legal Claims

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There are plenty of legal claims available to the citizens of the United States to use when they might need them. Some examples are: disability claims, filing bankruptcy, and utilizing workers compensation. All three of these are extremely different, but all have one thing in common: they exist to help the people that use them. Below are a few things to keep in mind if you find yourself needing one of the three claims mentioned above:

1. Disability Claims - Research tells us that 1 in 4 of today’s 20 somethings will become disabled before reaching the age of 67. Disability is something that no one prepares for but it affects so many people. Having an attorney by your side when navigating the legal complexities of disability claims is important to making sure you are well taken care of. If you have questions, you can rest assured that you will be able to pick up the phone and ask a member of your legal team for help.

2. Bankruptcy - Chapter 7 personal bankruptcy is the most commonly filed in the United States today because it is a fairly straightforward way of getting rid of existing debt and starting over financially. US bankruptcy court statistics states that over 1.5 million people file for bankruptcy every single year. Although bankruptcy can be filed without the use of an attorney, it is not easy or recommended.

3. Workers Comp Claims - Workers compensation claims occur when an employee is injured while doing a regular part of their job. Surprisingly enough, the majority of these injuries (85 percent) involve some sort of slip and fall on a slick floor. The good news for injured employees is that 74 percent of states actually require businesses to have a workers’ comp program which means it is likely that you will be protected. Even with these requirements, it is still a good time to have an attorney with you to help navigate paperwork, employer questions, doctors visits, and more.

Whether you are facing disability claims, bankruptcy, or a workers compensation claim the assistance of an attorney will be a huge help. No one ever asks for this type of thing to happen, but when it does it is important for you to be prepared. If you feel like you have the right to a claim but are not sure, make a quick phone call to a local attorney to check and see. What have you got to lose?




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