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Worker’s Comp in the State of Indiana- Understanding Your Rights & Coverage

Written by Cooper & Friedman on February 21, 2020

Getting injured on a job can have a significant impact on your life, especially if the injury is permanent. Treatment and recovery can be challenging, emotionally draining, and expensive. Fortunately, most companies in the State of Indiana are legally required to offer Worker’s Compensation. Employees need to understand the full extent of their rights, coverage, […]

What To Expect The First Time You Meet With Your Lawyer

Written by Cooper and Friedman on November 28, 2019
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Today many lawyers offer free consultations. You can book an appointment and speak with a professional about your case for some time. This is an important meeting because you have the time to assess the lawyer and determine whether they’re the right fit for you. A lawyer can make or break a case, so hiring […]

How to Document Discrimination in the Work Place from an Experienced Workplace Discrimination Attorney

Written by Cooper and Friedman on April 9, 2019

Any employee who is being treated unfairly as the result of a protected characteristic, is likely experiencing a form of workplace discrimination. Harassment is one example of an unlawful form of discrimination that includes inappropriate verbal or physical behavior based on one’s sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability or age. Many federal laws including […]

Government Shutdowns Explained

Written by Cooper and Friedman on February 5, 2019

Believe it or not, the United States has a long history of government shutdowns dating back as far as 1976. While they’re becoming more and more prevalent, there are still many misconceptions surrounding the cause and effects of a government shutdown. Here’s what you should know to stay informed: How Does a Government Shutdown Happen? […]

6 Things To Look For In A Workers’ Comp Attorney

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on January 18, 2019
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A situation where you are injured and unable to work is a scary one. How will you find money to keep food on the table and a roof over your head? If your injury occurred at work, and your employer is not offering compensation, it may be time to look for a workers’ comp attorney. […]

Wrongful Death Law in Kentucky

Written by Cooper and Friedman on December 6, 2018

What is a Wrongful Death? A wrongful death is one that is the result of another’s negligence or intent to cause harm. Wrongful deaths are usually at the hand of medical malpractice, motorized vehicle accidents, a crime, or an unsafe product or workplace. Kentucky’s Wrongful Death Laws In the State of Kentucky, the victim’s family […]

7 Legal Concepts to Know for Personal Injury Cases

Written by Cooper and Friedman on November 8, 2018
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As every personal injury case is unique, there are a broad range of legal concepts that can be applied given the circumstances. A personal injury case is one where an individual suffers as a result of the negligence or harmful intent of another. Damages awarded from personal injury cases can help one and or their […]

Discrimination Against People with Disabilities – Examples from Real Legal Cases

Written by Cooper and Friedman on October 16, 2018

Disability discrimination occurs when an employer unfavorably treats a qualified employee or applicant as a result of an impairment that they may have. Both the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) prohibit discrimination on the basis of a disability. The EEOC defines a disability as “a physical or mental […]

What Is A Hostile Work Environment? 10 Signs Your Workplace Is Not Good For You

Written by Cooper and Friedman on October 9, 2018

In an ideal world, everyone would love their job and going to work Monday through Friday. In a normal world, everyone should enjoy going to their job most of the time. However, that isn’t always the case. Some people dread their job because of their employer or, more often, a hostile work environment. But what […]

Understanding Toxic Tort: An Overview From A Personal Injury Attorney

Written by Cooper and Friedman on August 27, 2018

Torts are civil wrongdoings that lead to personal injury. A toxic tort is a civil wrong doing that resulted in an injury because one was exposed to a toxic substance. Tort law is designed to hold individuals and corporate industries responsible for the consequences of their actions whether intentional or not. The aftermath of exposure […]

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