Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Compensation, Contrary to what most people believe, workers compensation fraud is more than just exaggerating the medical condition. It’s a violation of an insurance program that provides a large number of benefits to employees who were harmed or damaged on the workplace. This program involves following benefits: medical, temporary and total ones; permanent, partial ones and death benefits. It has to be mentioned that the injured employee will receive all the benefits mentioned above, in the exchange for not bringing a civil action against the employer (except the cases of intentional acts).

Returning to the workers’ compensation fraud, it should be noted that the fight against cheaters and malingerers recently forced the insurance industry initiate a workers’ compensation reform that involves a profitable cost-cutting campaign in order to resist the abuse of the system.

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Asbestos Silent Killer: Risk Factor of Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma, a rare deadly form of cancer, is caused by exposure to asbestos. Workers dealing with asbestos usually get sick with mesothelioma. Moreover, their wives most likely to become mesothelioma patients because they inhale the tiny deadly fibres that have been brought home on the clothing, skin, and hair. This limited amount of asbestos exposure was enough to lead to a mesothelioma diagnosis decades later.

Paul Danziger writes in his article “The Right Way to Deal With Mesothelioma Lawsuits” that if a mesothelioma has been diagnosed, one should immediately proceed with a mesothelioma lawsuit. He claims that because the disease is caused by asbestos, and because the companies that exposed their employees and consumers to asbestos were aware of the risks that they were exposing people to, the victims have a right to file a lawsuit for damages caused be their negligence. A great number of lawsuits have been filed and the awards have been won by victims either as a result of a decision by a jury or as a result of a settlement agreement have been so large that mesothelioma has become one of the largest mass torts in American history.

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SpyFu – Top Reported Key Words – Legal Terms Top List

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This short article is our second is a series of blog postings targeted at online advertising and key words in the legal services market.

According to information reported by SpyFu, a Search Engine Optimization (“SEO”) company that specializes in building Key Word Ad Campaigns, legal words top the list of key words with the Highest Cost Per Click.

The above list was an extract taken from the Top 100 Key Words With the Highest Cost Per Click List published by SpyFu.  Additional information can be found at the following link: http://www.spyfu.com/TopList.aspx?listId=3

Law firms are beginning to spend a significant amount of their marketing the most budgets in online advertising and are targeting some of lucrative personal injury, workers’ compensation and product liability cases in the market such as those for mesothelioma and asbestosis.