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November 2017 Archives

Who can pursue a lawsuit in a product liability case?

Holiday season means gifts -- both buying and receiving. But what happens when a product a person in Indiana receives injures them? Who can they hold accountable for the injuries they have sustained and the medical costs they have incurred for their treatment? Does the fact that the injured party is not even the purchaser of the product bar them from recovering against the supplier of the product?

Retailer's duties to avoid personal injuries during sale season

Everyone loves a good sale and "Black Friday" often provides amazing discounts that Indiana residents cash in on to complete their holiday shopping. People scour various websites to find out what deals to expect, when the stores will open and the added incentive being early will provide. With all the excitement comes mayhem, and the frenzy often leads to injuries and deaths. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides guidelines for retailers as to how to control a crowd and avoid related injuries.

Understand work credit to ensure qualification for SSD

Much is being said about the upcoming changes to Social Security Disability benefits starting from 2018. The Indiana personal injury law blog also discussed some of them in last week's post, including those being made to the work credit requirements. Indiana residents may understand that these changes have made it more difficult to qualify for SSD benefits, but what exactly a work credit is could still be confusing.

3 Thanksgiving hazards and how to avoid them

Thanksgiving is almost here, and with it comes a unique set of hazards. Did you know that Thanksgiving weekend is one of the most dangerous times of the year for drivers? A combination of increased traffic, poor weather conditions and drunk drivers puts people at higher risk over this weekend than almost any other time of the year.

SSD retirement age, work credit requirements changing in 2018

Indiana residents already know that qualifying to receive Social Security Disability benefits is a difficult enough task-one must demonstrate their medical eligibility and also the fact that they have worked a certain number of credits to qualify. The requirements for eligibility are set to change in 2018, with it becoming just a little bit harder to qualify to receive SSD benefits.

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