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Do I Need a Lawyer for My Workplace Injury Case?

Written by Cooper & Friedman on October 13, 2020

If you are the unfortunate victim of a workplace injury, you may find that state worker’s compensation laws make suing seem unnecessary or difficult. The idea behind these laws is that the employer’s insurance will pay for all injuries sustained, but the employee will not be allowed to sue. This tradeoff may be acceptable for […]

Still Waiting on Your Stimulus Check? Here’s What You Need To Know

Written by Cooper and Friedman on September 29, 2020
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On April 15th 2020, the first round of stimulus checks afforded by the CARES Act were sent out via direct deposit or mailed in the form of paper checks and prepaid debit cards to qualified Americans. Eligibility for receiving a payment included the following groups of people: Single US residents with an adjusted gross income […]

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

Written by Cooper & Friedman on February 21, 2020
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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 […]

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