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The Importance of Paternity Actions

A child’s parents are expected to provide their offspring with a certain level of care. However, in circumstances in which one parent, usually the father, is not an active part of their child’s life, they may be unwilling to provide the support necessary to ensure that their child receives a reasonable standard of living. It is for this reason that some mothers pursue paternity actions against absentee fathers.

Paternity actions serve to establish conclusively that an individual is a child’s father and that he has a legal obligation to provide appropriate support for the upbringing of his child. Bringing a paternity suit can help to ensure that the mother has the resources necessary to provide her child with the care he or she deserves.

In order to be able to receive the financial benefits that a successful paternity action can provide, however, the mother must be able to demonstrate that the named individual is, in fact, the child’s father. This is usually accomplished through a paternity test. Additionally, it is necessary to bring this action before the statute of limitations runs out. If a paternity action is brought after the statute of limitations has passed, the mother has no legal right to pursue compensation.

Construction Sites

Construction sites are deemed as one of the most dangerous places to work. This holds true; with the many raw materials, people constantly going in and around the site, and the heavy machinery and equipment, it is no question that when people get injured in a construction site, their injuries are often severe and life-threatening.

Once a person has been in an accident, especially when it is due to the negligent or deliberate action of another, the victim can ask from compensation and financial support from the company. This is through the guidance of construction accident lawyers who can help you acquire a fair amount of compensation to cover for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.

A myriad of injuries can be sustained when an accident occurs in a construction site. Among the most common injuries are broken bones, burns and severe scarring, head and spinal injuries, slip and falls, and even psychological trauma (stress). Treatment for these injuries can be costly, and some can even need a lifetime of medication and treatment. Not only is your physical health affected, you can also face heavy financial burdens due to the expensive hospitalization and treatments. You may also have to miss work, resulting in a major loss of income.

Construction companies are required to pay for workers compensation if their employees have been in an accident. If a company denies the payment, the injured employee can then file a personal injury lawsuit in order to attain the necessary compensation. A lot of things should be considered with personal injury claims, which is why it is only proper for victims to hire a construction accident lawyer who understands their rights in order to recover compensation for any related losses they may have faced. It is also appropriate to file a personal injury claim in order to hold the party at fault responsible for the accident and to assure that such misfortune will be prevented in the future.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Sued

New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the most prestigious museums in the world, is facing a class action lawsuit that alleges it misled patrons into believing they had to pay for admission into the building.

The contention surrounds the signage and advertising used by the museum, which recommends visitors pay $25 for entry. The suit says that the Met doesn’t make it clear enough to patrons that they need not pay to enter. It asserts that the museum behaves in a confusing manner by advertising “free admission” as a perk for purchasing a membership even though admission is free to non-members.

The Met operates on city property and is meant to be free and open to the public. It doesn’t have to pay rent or maintain a lease with the city.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of two tourists from the Czech Republic and a resident of the city.

Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders

Domestic violence is a serious problem in the United States. Most statistics estimate that more than one million Americans are the victims of domestic violence each year, with some putting the number as high as six million. Worse, domestic violence annually contributes to hundreds of homicides, with more than four such deaths occurring each day, with 30% of murders of women occurring as a result of domestic violence.

In consideration of the substantial dangers that domestic violence can pose for those who are victims of this type of behavior, many states allow domestic violence victims to automatically receive restraining orders against those who have hurt them. Obtaining these orders can be done quickly and, with legal assistance, they can be altered to ensure that they fully meet the needs of those pursuing them.

Restraining orders, at their most basic level, prevent the individual named in the order from approaching or contacting the person protected by the order. This may mean that the individual is prevented from entering that person’s property, their workplace, or even being in their vicinity. It may also be tailored to ensure that the children of the person protected by the order are also kept away from the subject of the restraining order.

The Deadliest Workplace Accidents

In almost all occupations, workers face some type of risk as a result of their job. These risks can be relatively minor, as in the case of most white-collar occupations, or they can be more substantial, as they are in industries such as construction and law enforcement. However, in some instances, occupational hazards can be so serious that they cost workers their lives.

The most dangerous industry in America, in terms of total fatalities per year, has been construction for some time. In terms of most dangerous for each individual worker, industries such as commercial fishing and the lumber industry are among the most dangerous. However, the most common cause of fatal workplace injuries may come as a surprise to most people, simply because of how common the activity behind these types of accidents is.

Motor vehicle accidents, whether they involve collisions between two vehicles, single vehicle accidents, or pedestrians being struck by vehicles, are the single most common cause of deadly workplace injuries in the United States. In some ways, this is understandable: many jobs require operating vehicles for considerable amounts of time, and motor vehicle accidents are also a leading cause of preventable death outside of the workplace. Nevertheless, it serves as a reminder that some of the activities we take for granted as being relatively safe can actually be among the most dangerous.

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