My First Blog Post

  • By lemaster
  • 26 Sep, 2016

It’s official, I have a blog and I know how to use it.

I have finally decided to take the plunge and add a blog to my site. I always wanted an easy way to share information with visitors and I’m super excited to start this journey. Keep coming back to my site and check for updates right here on the blog.
By lemaster 05 Apr, 2017

After you or someone you care about has been injured, it can be a confusing and bewildering time. You might not be sure what to do or how to proceed to ensure that your injuries will be properly compensated.


We are here to help, but you can make our job much easier. By following the steps below, you can start to lay the groundwork for a successful personal injury case, should you need to file suit.


Take care of your health first.


At the time of the accident, make sure you or anyone else who was injured is all right. Perform appropriate first aid and contact emergency services if needed. Even if you don’t need emergency services, be sure to visit your doctor, an urgent care clinic, or the hospital and get records of all treatments received.


Collect the evidence.


Make sure that you have records of how the accident happened and who caused it. Take whatever photographs you think might be useful. (The more photographs, the better. We can sort through the photos you take to find the ones that will be most useful for making your claim.)


Know who the witnesses are.


If there were any witnesses to the accident, make sure you get their names and contact information. Take notes about any conversations you have with these witnesses or other people involved in the accident. Once you have these people’s contact information, follow through and contact them to ensure the information you received is accurate.


Keep good records.

The more written records you have, the better. This includes things like medical bills, lost work or wages, repair bills if property was damaged, and more. You should also write down what happened as soon as possible, so you don’t risk your memory becoming fuzzy over time.


Don’t sign anything.


The last thing you want to do is sign away your legal rights if you might have a claim. Don’t sign any waivers or other paperwork until you’ve spoken with a personal injury lawyer.


After a personal injury, the clock starts ticking. You only have a limited amount of time to explore your legal options and decide whether you want to file suit. Be sure to contact a personal injury lawyer right away if you think you might have a claim. We would be happy to review the circumstances of the case with you and help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

By lemaster 01 Feb, 2017

Covered Injuries

  1. Any physical injury on the job. This can include exposure to dust or toxins, hearing loss, and repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
  2. Preexisting conditions that are exacerbated by the workplace or job duties. For example, if you develop a back injury from the job later on in life, that injury is eligible.
  3. Injuries during breaks during work, lunch hours, or work-sponsored activities. For example, if a chair in the company cafeteria breaks while you’re sitting it in eating lunch, causing injury, it is eligible.
  4. Injuries that results due to work-related stress or increased job duties. These can include mental conditions, such as those brought upon by constant harassment from a supervisor. However, be warned that mental illnesses caused by anything other than an initial physical injury are typically excluded in workers’ comp cases.

Injuries that are NOT covered include the following:

  1. Self-inflicted injuries (e.g. fights)
  2. Injuries during the committing of a serious crime
  3.  Injuries suffered while not on the job
  4. Injuries suffered when an employee was in violation of company policy
  5. Injuries suffered while intoxicated or under the influence of illegal substances

Fessenden Laumer & Deangelo Attorneys are workers’ compensation lawyers serving Olean, NY; Wellsville, NY; Dunkirk, NY; Jamestown, NY; Fredonia, NY; and Warren, PA. If you think you may have a workers’ compensation case against your employer or former employer, call our office to schedule a consultation today.

By lemaster 26 Sep, 2016
I have finally decided to take the plunge and add a blog to my site. I always wanted an easy way to share information with visitors and I’m super excited to start this journey. Keep coming back to my site and check for updates right here on the blog.
By lemaster 26 Sep, 2016
Anyone can make one:
For better or worse, anyone can write a blog post about anything they want. Everyone has a voice and the best voices will rise to the top.

The writer can show their personality:
In blog posts, the writer has more leeway to add in their voice and personality than other types of writing.

Blogs are a great form of mass communication:
You can help people, learn new things, entertain your audience—the possibilities are endless and amazing. Blogging opens up all of these to a very wide audience.

You can make money:

Get the right blog going and you can make a lot of money through advertising and sponsored posts.

It allows people to craft better thoughts:
Instead of reading haphazard, uneducated Facebook statuses, it’s much better to see people’s thought process in a well-written blog post.

You can establish a community:
Blogging allows you to connect with other individuals who share the same interests. Sharing ideas and opinions within your community helps establish yourself as a thought leader.

Good for SEO:
Keeping content on your site fresh and relevant, you can use your blog to boost the search engine ranking (SEO) of your site and your business.

It brings people back to your site:

If your blog is strong enough and updated regularly, people will come back looking for more and bring traffic back to your site as well.

It’s free:
It costs you a grand total of zero dollars to post to the blog, so if you have something to say, there’s nothing to stop you.

You can establish yourself as a thought leader:

A blog is a great place for your original thoughts, and it can be a wonderful way to show off your individuality. If people like your ideas, you can become a thought leader in your industry!

What else do you love about blogs? Let me know!
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