Workers' Compensation

Workers Compensation Claims & Long-Term Exposure and Illness

Not every work injury is a slip and fall or nasty cut from office equipment. Sometimes, work-related injuries develop over an extended period due to chemical exposures. If you develop a long-term injury from a chemical exposure at work, you can likely claim workers’ compensation benefits. Proving that your condition results from workplace substances can be challenging work, but...

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Wrongful Death

4 Things You Need to Know About Wrongful Death Claims in Arkansas

Each state has its own statutory provisions regarding wrongful death claims.  Those statutes define “wrongful death,” determine who can file the lawsuit, the deadlines that apply, and the types of damages that may be recovered. These are essentially the 4 things your Arkansas wrongful death lawyer will tell you about these types of claims. What is “Wrongful Death?” A...

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Workers' Compensation

Can I Still File a Workers’ Comp Claim If I’ve Given Two Week’s Notice?

There are various reasons for employers or workman’s comp carriers to contest an employee’s claim.  There may be timeliness issues or injury-related issues that can lead to disputes.  But one interesting question asked of our Rogers workers’ comp attorney is whether it is too late to file a claim if you have already given your two-week notice? Here is...

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Social Security Disability

What If You Don’t Pay Back Your Social Security Disability Overpayment?

In December of 2021, over 9 million people received Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). As you can see, the SSD system is extensive, and sometimes large entities issue improper payments. Improper payment from the SSA can include a Social Security overpayment. If you have received an SSD overpayment, What happens if you don’t...

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Dog Bites

Dog Bite Injuries: What You Need to Know

At The Cottrell Law Office, we are familiar with the state laws that determine who is liable for a dog bite injury. That liability is typically based on who was responsible for supervising the dog and whether or not that individual knew of any propensity the dog may have had to bite or otherwise be aggressive.  While it is...

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Social Security Disability claim in Missouri

Compassionate Allowance Program & Social Security Disability Claims

Navigating the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) process can be daunting. Still, for those facing severe disabilities, the Social Security Compassionate Allowances Program (CAP) offers a quicker pathway to receiving benefits. However, navigating the claims process can be challenging, especially in Missouri and Arkansas. It’s essential to have access to reliable information that sheds light on how the CAP...

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Car Accidents

Work-Related Car Accidents in Arkansas: Who Is Responsible?

Determining who is responsible for injuries can be complex when a car accident involves someone driving for their job. Ultimately, it depends on many factors, including the classification of the driver’s employment and the scope of their work. These factors involve several legal principles, including the doctrine of respondeat superior and the concepts of negligent entrustment, hiring, retention, and...

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Worker's Compensation claims in Missouri

Medical Marijuana & Workers’ Comp Claims in Missouri

Would it surprise you that nearly ten percent of American workers have gone to work high on marijuana? According to one survey, this is the case. There are many reasons for not going to work intoxicated, but a workplace injury is one that our Joplin workers’ compensation lawyer suggests is very important to consider. Most employers test employees following...

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Car Accidents

How Long Does A Car Accident Settlement Take?

After being injured in a car accident, many victims wonder how long does a settlement take for a car accident? While it’s not uncommon for settlements to take several months or even years, there are instances where it may take less time. So what’s the average time for a car accident settlement? Here’s everything you need to know about...

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Social Security Disability

Do I Have to Stop Working to Apply for Disability?

One of the primary concerns of disability applicants is whether they have to stop working to apply for disability.  The worry is that, if it appears the applicant is still able to work, disability may be denied.  Although your ability to work is a factor that will be considered, applicants are usually not required to stop working completely, to...

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