A presumption is a legal concept that shifts the burden of proof in an injury claim from the employee to the employer. The presumption shift generally applies to employees in occupations that present unique work conditions. When an injury is covered by a presumption law, the employer has a large legal burden to prove the injury […]

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Drunk driving is a continuing problem during the holiday season that begins during Thanksgiving week and extends through New Year’s Day. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), 40% of traffic-related deaths during Christmas and New Year’s involve drivers who are impaired, which is a 12% increase over the rest of […]

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Workers who, in the course of employment, are injured or disabled from an occupational disease are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, which may include medical, temporary time-loss, vocational rehabilitation benefits, and permanent disabilities benefits. Eligible workers have the option to settle parts of their workers’ compensation claims through structured settlements. Settlements are available for injured […]

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Althauser Rayan Abbarno announces Jakob McGhie as their newest Partner The attorneys and staff with Althauser Rayan Abbarno are proud to announce their newest partner Jakob McGhie. Jakob joins existing partners Todd Rayan and Peter Abbarno. “I couldn’t be more excited to become a partner at the firm that has been known for high quality […]

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