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  • Pursuing Compensation after a Brain Injury

    | 7-Jun-2017

    The unfortunate nature of accidents is they are unpredictable, which is part of what makes them so frightening and stressful to deal with. Accidents that leave you with seriously debilitating physical injuries, such as brain injuries, are all too common and can affect you for life. The victims of these catastrophic injuries are entitled to compensation for their medical bills and pain and ...
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  • What to Do After an Injury at a Construction Site

    | 7-Jun-2017

    Perhaps one of the most undeniably dangerous professions, construction work can often create rather hazardous and risky working environments. Construction workers have to deal with these frightening working conditions every day, and risk their lives each time they are on the job. Predictably, construction site injuries occur quite often, and injured workers have rights to compensation following an ...
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  • Serious Car Accidents: When Should You Call an Attorney

    | 8-May-2017

    No car accident is easy. From fender benders and rear-end collisions to intersection accidents and highway wrecks, all car accidents have the potential to result in injuries and various challenges for victims. Whenever an auto wreck that could and should have been prevented causes victims to incur damages they would have not otherwise faced, they have the right to file a claim for compensation. ...
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  • When Do Car Accident Cases Go to Court?

    | 1-May-2017

    Most personal injury and car accident cases are resolved out of the courtroom. This means that when victims suffer injuries due to the negligence of others and file a personal injury claim, they work with the at-fault party’s insurance provider to reach an agreement on how much compensation should be provided. This compensation will cover the damages a victim suffered as the result of a ...
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  • Is My Car Part of the Takata Airbag Recall?

    | 19-Apr-2017

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has called the Takata airbag recall one of the “largest and most complex safety recall[s] in U.S. history.” The company began making airbags in 1988 and held 20% of the market in 2014. During 2013, vehicles made by 19 different automakers were recalled to replace frontal airbags on the driver’s and passenger’s ...
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  • What to Do If You Are Hit by a Drunk Driver

    | 4-Apr-2017

    About 28 people a day are killed in the United States in vehicle crashes involving a drunk driver, and every 90 seconds a person is injured in a drunk driving accident. Each day, about 300,000 people drive under the influence. If you’re unlucky enough to be involved in a car crash with an intoxicated driver, follow these steps. Don’t Leave If you’re involved in an accident, ...
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  • Who is Liable for a Truck Accident?

    | 31-Mar-2017

    Accidents involving trucks and commercial vehicles are known for their overwhelming potential for devastating consequences. Due to the sheer size and weight of tractor-trailers, truck accidents frequently result in injuries. In many cases, these injuries are catastrophic and can upend the lives of victims and families. In the most tragic situations, these injuries often prove fatal. At The Barrera ...
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  • Can I Sue My Employer for a Work Injury

    | 20-Mar-2017

    Being injured on the job can be a difficult experience, especially when you are not sure where to turn for compensation. When it comes to workplace injuries, most employees in the state of Virginia are covered by workers’ compensation, which is a no-fault insurance system that provides medical and wage supplementation benefits for injured workers. As a no-fault system, workers’ ...
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  • The Dangers of Driving While Fatigued

    | 13-Feb-2017

    Every person who gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle has the legal duty to drive in accordance to the law in order to reduce risks of preventable auto accidents. While most people understand this duty and what it means – obeying traffic laws, not driving under the influence, etc. – many people still commit negligent acts that result in preventable wrecks and injuries. Even if you ...
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  • Why You Should Avoid Saying "Sorry" After an Accident

    | 6-Feb-2017

    Car accidents are not a typical experience for many people. Because most people have never had to deal with a crash, and because they can be frightening and confusing, many people make mistakes that can impact their ability to file claims and recover compensation in the event that they are injured in a wreck. While there are many mistakes you can make following a crash, one of the biggest is ...
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  • Why You Should Refrain from Wearing Flip-Flops While Driving

    | 29-Jan-2017

    Chances are, when you are getting dressed for work, to run errands or to go out, you aren’t considering how safe your shoes are or aren’t for driving. But, did you know that your footwear selection can actually be the difference between a serious collision or safety. It’s true. In fact, statistics prove that nearly 1.4 million car crashes occurred when drivers’ sandals were ...
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  • The Importance of Maintaining a Safe Distance from the Steering Wheel

    | 29-Jan-2017

    When it comes to where you sit when you get in the car, you probably do not give it much thought or even consider how that choice of location can affect your safety. However, where you choose to position your driver’s seat can actually be the difference between severe injuries and safety in the event that you are involved in a car accident. In fact, the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety ...
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  • 3 of the Most Dangerous Occupations in America You Never Would Have Guessed

    | 8-Dec-2016

    In 2010, 4,547 fatal accidents occurred in the workplace. In 2012, this increased to 4,693 casualties, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While it is sad that these numbers are so high, you may be surprised to learn what occupations are the most dangerous. To provide you with some insight, we have listed the three of the most dangerous jobs in America that you may have never guessed: 1. ...
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  • Can Seasonal Workers Qualify for Workers' Compensation Benefits?

    | 14-Nov-2016

    The holiday season brings about hectic and busy circumstances for many businesses and companies. As a result, many businesses are forced to hire seasonal workers. Below are some occupations commonly hired during this time of year: Grocery store employees Department store employees Chefs and restaurant workers Security guards Drivers Decoration services Snow movers Of course, like any other ...
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  • Recovering Permanent Total Disability Benefits in Virginia

    | 2-Nov-2016

    When someone is in a major accident at work and is unable to work as a result of injuries sustained in the accident, the injured party may recover workers’ compensation benefits to cover medical bills and partial lost wages. Several types of benefits are available depending on whether the worker suffered a temporary or permanent disability, and whether the employee is able to return to work. ...
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  • Worker Safety in Hospitals

    | 4-Oct-2016

    When most people think of hospitals, they imagine a place where people can be treated for injuries and illnesses. However, many people fail to realize the hazards that hospital workers face every day. In fact, in 2011, United States hospitals reported nearly 253,700 hospital employees sustained work-related illnesses and injuries. Studies show that this is nearly double the rate for the entirety ...
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  • Hearing Loss: America's Most Common Work-Related Injury

    | 14-Sep-2016

    Hearing loss is the most common work-related injury in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to researchers, roughly 22 million Americans are exposed to damaging levels of occupational noise each year. While exact numbers of affected workers are hard to come by, an estimated $242 million is spent annually on workers’ comp benefits for ...
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  • Client Hit by Ambulance Driver Defeats Immunity & Gets Compensated

    | 30-Aug-2016

    It is with great pleasure that we can announce today that our client has finally received compensation for her automobile accident which occurred in 2013. This was a hotly contested case in which the defense refused to play ball throughout. Our client was stopped at a red light in Fairfax County when an ambulance transporting a drunk person approached her from behind. This ambulance driver ...
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  • OSHA's Fatal Four

    | 22-Aug-2016

    Since 1971, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has partnered with employers, health and safety professionals, and other advocates as a means of creating safe and functional workplaces. Over the years, injury and death rates in the workplace have decreased tremendously. Nonetheless, many workplace injuries and fatalities occur every day. In fact, OSHA reports that there are ...
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  • Workplace Fatalities on the Rise in Virginia, Officials Urge Vigilance

    | 10-Aug-2016

    A rise in workplace deaths has sparked concern across Virginia, and state officials are urging residents and employers to take greater vigilance when it comes to work safety. The announcement came earlier this month from the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) program after a review of mid-year statistics. Their findings: there have been 29 preventable work-related deaths due to injury ...
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  • Four Things to Do After a Work Injury

    | 1-Aug-2016

    If you are like most employees, you may not have had to deal with workers’ compensation before. The following tips can help you know what to do if you become injured at work. Seek medical attention. Do not delay in getting care. If needed, go to the emergency room, or ask your employer if you are required to see a certain doctor or if they will allow you to choose your own doctor. If you are ...
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  • Work Injuries Increase During Summer

    | 22-Jul-2016

    According to reports recorded by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employees sustain more injuries during June, July, and August than any other months of the year. In fact, statistics show that roughly 3,300 employees sustain injuries each June day. Unfortunately, the majority of these accidents occur due to lack of supervision and enforcement of OSHA safety standards and procedures. According to ...
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  • When you have been in injured in an auto accident, and are looking to pursue compensation for any damages incurred, you should know the process can be exhaustive and lengthy. You may feel compelled to end negotiations as quickly as possible and take the first offer given. However, this is not ideal. By doing this, you will not be able to pursue further compensation for the accident, as the case ...
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  • Information Regarding Workers Compensation for Occupational Diseases

    | 20-Jun-2016

    When a person becomes ill due to an unsafe work condition, the consequences can be severe. Along with accumulated hours of missed work, a person can suffer serious pains, costly medical expenses, mental anguish, and much more. For this reason, a person who develops an occupational disease should contact experienced legal representation right away. A skilled lawyer can help that person obtain the ...
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  • Your Rights Under Virginia Workers' Compensation

    | 10-Jun-2016

    Workers’ compensation laws can be complicated. As a result, employees may neither fully understand workers’ rights nor their employer’s responsibilities. One of the most important things to remember is that Virginia workers’ compensation is designed to protect those injured while on the job. In fact, worker’s compensation, in the state of Virginia, is designed to: ...
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