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May 2018 Archives

What to do if your workers' compensation claim is denied

Your workplace injury required time in the emergency room or urgent care facility. Perhaps you broke a bone, needed stitches or had to get an MRI for a head injury. Maybe your accident was more serious, and an ambulance transported you to the hospital where doctors admitted you for treatment and observation.

The dangers you face when you work on or near scaffolding

If you, like many others, make your living working at Georgia construction sites, you probably know a thing or two about how to protect yourself on the job. Working in the construction industry involves inevitable dangers, and while new workers always face a high risk of injury, experienced workers, too, commonly suffer injuries on the job, many of which involve scaffolding. At Harris and Hartman Law Firm, P.C., we understand that catastrophic injuries often result from scaffolding accidents, and we have helped many Georgians who suffered injury on construction sites pursue what they needed to rebuild their lives.

Will banks and lenders always know I went bankrupt?

The end result of exiting personal bankruptcy is that you discharge debts that are crushing your finances and perhaps even come out still owning your Georgia home or vehicle, but now you wonder if your credit will forever be tainted by your time in bankruptcy. While you can expect your bankruptcy to remain on your credit report for some time, according to Nerdwallet, it is not permanent.

How can I keep my pool area safe?

As summer rolls into Georgia, you may start thinking about getting your backyard pool ready for the season. Having a cool, wet place to go when the temperature rises is a welcome relief. However, it is your responsibility as the homeowner to ensure that your pool is a safe place. You have to not only watch out for the people you invite to swim but also you have to be sure to keep people you do not invite to swim safe, such as little children who may wander into the pool area.

How do I qualify for SSDI?

When you have a medical condition that makes it unable for you to work in Georgia, you may be able to collect Social Security disability benefits. As you may have heard, getting SSDI payments is not an easy process. The Social Security Administration has very strict rules about who can qualify for these benefits. 

What are the differences between types of consumer bankruptcy?

For Georgia consumers, the decision to file for bankruptcy is not an easy one to make. It is a major financial and legal step, and it can have a serious impact on your future. However, there are cases in which it is truly the most beneficial option for a person. If you believe that bankruptcy is the best choice for your future, your circumstances will impact whether filing for Chapter 7 and filing for Chapter 13 will work in your best interests.