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Is Financial Compensation Taxable?

Considering that individuals who were injured in accidents often struggle with a number of unexpected financial obligations, it's no wonder that one of the most common questions our attorneys receive from prospective clients is about the taxability of personal injury settlements. At the Morris James Personal Injury Group, we understand. When you're paying for accident-related medical expenses, such as doctors bills and prescription medications, the last thing you want to worry about is paying taxes on a possible financial settlement. Fortunately, most of the compensation that personal injury victims receive is not taxable. However, there are some notable exceptions to that rule. Working with an experienced personal injury attorney can help you minimize the taxation of your settlement. More ›

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How do I appeal a workers’ compensation decision?

In Delaware, employees who are injured on the job are often entitled to workers' compensation benefits for medical expenses and wages lost by being unable to work during their recovery. However, in some cases, the injured worker's claim may be denied, or the employer and employee may be unable to reach an agreement on what benefits are owed. More ›

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Limb Amputations are Serious and Increasingly Common

Some serious accidents require victims to suffer a limb amputation. Learn more about the common causes and life going forward after these serious injuries. More ›

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Spinal Cord Injuries Are Complex and Serious

Posted In Serious Injury

For spinal cord injury victims, there are many physical, emotional, & financial consequences to address. Learn more about these severe and complicated injuries. More ›

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How much time do I have to file for workers' compensation in Delaware?

After being injured on the job or diagnosed with a work-related illness, workers may also face financial challenges such as unexpected medical bills or wages lost by missing work while they recover. Fortunately, Delaware law requires most businesses with employees to carry workers' compensation insurance that offers a wide range of benefits to those injured in the workplace. More ›

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What might prevent me from being able to recover workers’ compensation benefits for a workplace injury?

People who were injured on the job often count on workers' compensation benefits to cover related medical bills and provide temporary total disability payments until they are well enough to return to work. Workers' compensation is a system, created by the Delaware legislature, which has become by law automatically part of your employment contract and provides benefits to workers who are injured while working. Employers with one or more employees are required to carry workers' compensation insurance. The workers' compensation statute prohibits an employer from firing or, in any other manner, discriminating against an employee for filing a claim for benefits. If you were recently injured in an on-the-job accident, here's what you need to know about workers' compensation claims in Delaware.  More ›

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Top 3 Mistakes That Can Hurt Wrongful Death Claims

Avoid these common mistakes that can hurt a wrongful death claim. Learn more about how to protect your case and obtain the compensation you deserve. More ›

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Don’t Face It Alone: Delaware Workers' Compensation Lawyers Can Help Maximizes Benefits

Workers’ compensation benefits exist to protect employees after a workplace injury or illness. More ›

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When You Need a Delaware Wrongful Death Lawyer

Posted In General

Every death is tragic, but not all accidental deaths lead to a legal claim. Learn more about if a skilled attorney can help you pursue a wrongful death claim. More ›

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