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Immediate vs. Long-Term Workplace Injuries

When you suffer an injury at work, filing a worker’s compensation claim can help you supplement your income while you recover. However, not all injuries are created equal. Under the law and according to the insurance company, a large difference exists between immediate and long-term workplace injuries when it relates to worker’s compensation claims. Worker’s compensation can pay for lost wages and medical bills, but workers’ compensation will pay permanent disability benefits when the injury is permanent. What’s The Difference Between Immediate Vs. Long-Term Workplace Injuries? To have your injury deemed a long-term or “residual injury,(1)” you must document why the injury causes permanent...

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Buy a Defective Product? Know Your Rights

Almost everyone has suffered buyer’s remorse once in their life. But if you bought a defective product and suffered an injury, you likely want to hold someone accountable and rightly deserve damages to pay for your pain and suffering. If you buy a defective product, you have rights and should contact a lawyer right away. What Are My Rights When I Buy A Defective Product? If you purchased a defective product and want to recover your losses, you can file a lawsuit. First, you and your legal team will need to discover who to hold accountable and name as the defendant in your...

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Medical Malpractice More Prevalent Than Ever

One of the leading causes of death in the United States may surprise you: It’s your doctor. Medical malpractice ranked third as the leading cause of death among Americans in 2016. Medical malpractice has become more prevalent than ever. If you or a loved one has suffered at the hands of a doctor, medical professional, or a hospital, enlisting the help of an experienced medical malpractice lawyer can help you obtain the compensation you deserve to deal and recover from this devastating loss or injury. What Is Medical Malpractice? When a patient suffers harm or death due to a doctor or medical professional...

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John Padilla Included in “Million Dollar Advocates” Member Listing

Since the Million Dollar Advocates Forum was founded in 1993, membership has been based upon strict and objective standards. Each applicant is required to complete a detailed application demonstrating that he or she has met the basic qualification of having acted as Principal Counsel (as that term is defined in the membership application) in one or more cases which resulted in a final judgment (not subject to appeal or modification), award or settlement in favor of his or her client in the amount of one million dollars or more. In 2007, in response to requests from members, the Multi-Million Dollar...

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Common Reasons For Being Denied a Worker’s Compensation Claim

If you injured yourself while at work, you’re probably hoping your company's insurance will approve your worker’s compensation claim to supplement your income and pay for any medical bills. However, insurance companies frequently deny worker’s compensation claims for a variety of common reasons. If you learn those reasons and work with a personal injury attorney before submitting your claim, you’ll increase your chances of having your claim approved. What Are Some Common Reasons Insurance Companies Deny A Worker’s Compensation Claim? Worker’s compensation claims frequently get denied for many reasons that you can altogether avoid. Some common reasons insurance companies deny a worker’s compensation claim...

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Know Your Rights If You Slip and Fall in North Carolina

When you slip and fall, the conditions may yield more than just a bruised ego. Lingering and severe injuries can happen when you slip and fall on someone's or some place's property, and they were negligent in the property's upkeep. North Carolina law widely protects victims who experience personal injury due to a property owner's negligence, so reaching out to a lawyer right away can help you pay for medical bills and receive compensation. Can I File A Personal Injury Lawsuit For A Slip And Fall Accident In North Carolina? If you slip and fall on someone else's property and get injured, you...

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Hyland + Padilla Receive a Client Champion “Silver” Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Martindale-Hubbell began in 1868 as one man’s vision to provide business men with the address of “one reliable law firm…in every city in the United States.” From its start as a simple list, Martindale-Hubbell has evolved into a leading global network of over one million lawyers and a portfolio of websites and tools designed to connect lawyers and buyers of legal services. In existence for almost nearly as long – since 1896 – the more than 1 million Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ and Martindale-Hubbell® Client Review Ratings are recognized as the gold standard in attorney ratings. Lawyers seeking to refer a...

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Hyland + Padilla Receives A+ Rating from Better Business Bureau

Hyland + Padilla continues to maintain an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. BBB’s mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. We do this by: Setting standards for marketplace trust Encouraging and supporting best practices by engaging with and educating consumers and businesses Celebrating marketplace role models Calling out and addressing substandard marketplace behavior Creating a community of trustworthy businesses and charities BBB sees trust as a function of two primary factors – integrity and performance. Integrity includes respect, ethics, intent, and working towards a diverse, inclusive and equitable marketplace. Performance speaks to a business’s track record of...

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Hyland and Padilla Rated “Distinguished” by Martindale-Hubbell

Martindale-Hubbell began in 1868 as one man’s vision to provide business men with the address of “one reliable law firm…in every city in the United States.” From its start as a simple list, Martindale-Hubbell has evolved into a leading global network of over one million lawyers and a portfolio of websites and tools designed to connect lawyers and buyers of legal services. In existence for almost nearly as long – since 1896 – the more than 1 million Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ and Martindale-Hubbell® Client Review Ratings are recognized as the gold standard in attorney ratings. Lawyers seeking to refer a...

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Hyland and Padilla Gain Much Deserved Recognition

Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States.  Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 5000 members throughout the country.  Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. Hyland and Padilla are counted among that select group. They can be found in the Membership Directory. The forum maintains membership according to strict criteria that you can read about on the Membership Qualification page....

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