Insights Into How Our Legal System Works

Insights Into How Our Legal System Works

  • Workers Comp And Contract Workers

    People who work with a company as a contract worker, independent worker or 1099 employee are not eligible for workers comp if they are injured while fulfilling the duties of their contract. Some companies, however, do not correctly classify their employees. They might do this in order to avoid paying payroll taxes or workers comp premiums, or they might misclassify employees simply out of ignorance. If you are a contract worker who was injured on the job, your relationship with the company will likely become more important than the definition of your employment when it comes to a worker's comp case.

  • Why Innocence Rarely Matters In Criminal Cases

    When discussing a case with a criminal defense attorney, you may find yourself wondering why the question of your innocence doesn't come up a lot. To be blunt, it's rare that a defendant's innocence matters. The Adversarial System America uses what is sometimes referred to as an adversarial system. This means that two sides square off against each other. A government entity, usually a prosecutor's office from a state or local law enforcement agency, has the job of proving that a crime occurred, you were involved, and your involvement makes you guilty.

  • Do You Have A Gender Discrimination Claim?

    The movement toward equal rights for both men and women is making great strides. Despite recent victories, many women still experience discrimination in the workplace based on their gender. It's important that you are able to recognize the signs of workplace gender discrimination so that you can take legal action to demand the respect and access to certain rights that you deserve. Staying quiet allows discrimination to continue. Use these tips as a guide to determine if you should stand up and speak out about gender discrimination in your workplace.

  • Do You Need A Worker's Comp Attorney Or A Personal Injury Lawyer? How To Tell The Difference

    If you are injured at work, you generally expect that your worker's compensation claim will clear without any problems. When it does not, you may have to hire a worker's compensation law attorney, or you may have to hire a personal injury lawyer. This situation just became a little more confusing unless you sort out what kind of lawyer you really need. Here is how to tell the difference.   Your Job-Related Injuries Were Entirely Accidental

  • Bail Jumping: Don't Let It Happen To You

    Bail allows those arrested and jailed to attain freedom – for a price. The price of bail can be reduced using a bail bonding service, but there's more to bail than just financial considerations. Read on to find out what's important when you've helped out a family member with bail. Bail and Bail Bonding If your family member was offered bail, they are fortunate because not everyone can be bailed out.

  • About Me

    Insights Into How Our Legal System Works

    Hello, I'm Christina Miller. Have you ever been fascinated with why the law works the way it does? Ever since I was in junior high, I had an intense interest in anything related to our legal system, whether it be a crime drama on television, a judge show or a legal case covered on the news. I followed it all. As time progressed, I began learning about how the actual legal system worked and not just the fictionalized version of our legal system. This has lead me to start writing my own blog posts about law that I hope will help others.