Everyone Should Learn a Little about Law
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Everyone Should Learn a Little about Law

While lawyers and judges are the ultimate legal experts, of course, I believe that every citizen should take the time to learn a little about law for several reasons. First, it is important to know your rights, and knowing them can come in handy if anyone ever accuses you of a crime you didn't commit or threatens you legally in another other way. Second, learning about your local, state, and federal laws can help you act as a better citizen. When election time comes around, you can then truly understand ever change in law being proposed by a candidate and whether it benefits society or not. I plan to share posts about law topics explained in plain English on my new blog, so you can come back often to sharpen your legal knowledge!


Everyone Should Learn a Little about Law

  • Injured During A Work-Related Game? You May Be Eligible For Worker's Comp

    18 December 2014

    You've probably heard the expression, "It's all fun and games until somebody gets hurt," right? Well, in the world of worker's compensation, that phrase has even more meaning now. If you've been injured during a "fun" or team-building activity in your workplace and have had to miss substantial time from work because of it, you could be eligible for worker's compensation benefits. When Ball Games Attack In 2014, South Carolina's Supreme Court ruled that a man who was injured while playing in a voluntary workplace kickball game was eligible for worker's comp benefits.

  • How To Raise Money For Your Company By Selling Stock

    10 December 2014

    If your business needs to raise cash, you might want to consider selling shares of stock. While this actually means selling portions of your business, there are ways to do this without losing the control you currently have. Before you decide to take this plunge, it's important to seek help from a corporate lawyer because there are several things you need to think about. Reasons To Sell Stock Selling stock is something corporations can do to raise money.

  • What Happens To Your Home In A Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

    1 December 2014

    If you've begun to fall behind on your regular bills, and fear that you'll never be able to catch up, you may be considering filing for bankruptcy protection with the help of a site like http://wfactorlaw.com. However, you likely also want to help reorganize your finances while creating a minimal disruption to your everyday life. You may be concerned that filing bankruptcy will cause you to lose your home. There's no need to let these fears prevent you from filing -- in general, you'll be allowed to keep your home, even after filing for bankruptcy.

  • Can I Get Worker's Comp For Injuries That Occur Outside My Job Site?

    1 December 2014

    Worker's compensation laws protect you when you are injured at work. Under most circumstances this means you must be on the property of your employer when the accident occurs, but there are some instances when your injuries are covered before or after you have set foot in the office, or at locations other than your regular job site. Regulations may vary from state to state, but there are some basic guidelines to help you determine if you are covered by worker's comp.

  • Understanding Patent Law

    20 February 2014

    Developing a new invention or patent can take time and a small amount of resources. For example, if a person wants to create a new tool for use in bicycle repair, he has to take the time to understand the limitations of tools currently on the market. He must then look at what could be done to improve the design of current tools. The person can then come up with the basic idea for a new invention.