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Hitting your head can cause problems now and in the future

With all of the other injuries that you may suffer as a pedestrian, a head injury may top the list of those that can alter your life forever. Broken bones, cuts and scrapes, and other physical wounds may take their toll on you for a while, but you may not be able to shake all of the effects of a traumatic brain injury.

Not sure if you qualify for unemployment benefits? Let us help

Losing a job can be one of the most terrifying experiences you ever go through. Even if you have savings, that money will not last forever, and the funds will likely quickly dwindle as you continue paying rent or a mortgage, purchasing groceries, and writing checks for your car loan.

Did your employer violate your rights by firing you?

If you recently lost your job and feel that the events leading up to your termination may have violated your rights in some way, you are likely not the only person in Rhode Island currently facing such problems. No matter if you worked at your place of employment for decades or it was a rather new position you only held for a month or so, if you believe your employer wrongfully terminated you, you may want to seek justice.

Why was I denied unemployment benefits?

You lost your job. You will probably never forget the look on your spouse's face when you shared the news. Even if you have experienced losing a job in the past, it doesn't prepare you for the embarrassment and panic that hits you when your employer lets you go. How will you feed your family? Will you lose your home? Where are you going to find another job that pays what you need to survive?

Seat belt use could impact injuries and legal claim outcomes

When Rhode Island residents get in a hurry, they may not always take the proper steps to ensure their safety. In some cases, this may mean that you start up your vehicle without first putting on your seat belt. Once you realize your oversight, you certainly take the time to buckle up. However, even just a few moments without a seat belt could put you at serious risk.

Gender discrimination keeps innovative tech companies primitive

As a woman, you may feel inspired by the many accomplishments that individuals of your gender have achieved. You may also recognize that women often face a considerable amount of discrimination throughout various areas of life. Though you may work hard and feel that you have earned a rightful place in a typically male-dominated field, you could also fear that discrimination from others could potentially work against you.

Your age shouldn't count you out of your job

Age discrimination is illegal, but sadly, some Rhode Island workers may find that they experience this type of treatment from an employer. Your age should not preclude you from a certain type of employment or continuing with the job you already have, but it may be necessary to fight to protect your interests. If you believe that you are the victim of age discrimination, you do not have to stand for it.

Divorce, retirement and how you can keep your future plans intact

Divorce will certainly bring many significant changes for both parties in a Rhode Island couple, and finances are no exception. It is completely normal to have concerns over issues regarding long-term savings and stability after divorce, and as a result, much of the conflict involved in divorces relates to money to some degree. 

4 actions that could violate your FMLA rights

Needing time away from work can make you and many other Rhode Island residents feel uncomfortable. You may have uncertainties about how to go about requesting time off or feel anxious that you could suffer negative repercussions for taking an extended leave. However, certain laws protect you from employer retaliation if you qualify for such protection under the stipulations of the law.

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