One Overlooked Thing About Your Lawyer If You Get Hurt at Work


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 Being injured on the job can be a complicated situation. Many of my coaching clients became business owners because they were hurt on their jobs and needed to do something else. I’ve heard a lot of the stories. Having a personal injury lawyer on your side can make all the difference in the world. The system does not work that well. Sometimes you can lose benefits when you don’t know what is going on. One client who started his own business after being hurt as a firefighter told me that having a great lawyer gave him peace of mind. He knew his situation was covered and did not have to second guess the choices that were made.


There is a whole worker’s compensation check list you should be using. It includes things like
__ the accident report and written statements about the accident

__ pictures of your injury, where you were hurt, anything that caused it (puddle on the floor, broken equipment, stairs with no handrail, etc.)

__ records of medical treatment (doctors’ reports, prescriptions, Emergency Room forms, and bills)

You can get the entire list at OSHA


My client had done all these things. He was focused on getting well, not worried about compensation or job loss. The basic Worker’s compensation laws are about the same in every state but getting representation is always best.


If you do get hurt, you have to make sure you tell your supervisor, get medical care , make sure your claim is filed and be clear about how your injury is related to work. This is where your lawyer can make all the difference. He or She will be sure to get those areas covered for you.

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What is an Entrepreneur?

Time 100 2006 gala, Craig Newmark.

Time 100 2006 gala, Craig Newmark. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What is an Entrepreneur?

by Victor Green

The best way that I can describe what an Entrepreneur is ‘Some people want it to happen. Some wish it would happen. Others make it happen’. That, to me, describes what a true Entrepreneur is.

Entrepreneurs have that special quality, the ability to reinvent something that may have been around for years but they put a new twist on it and make it different and attractive to an audience.

There are two examples that I can cite that will explain what I mean.

For many years kids grew up with a main attraction, the circus. Like many things in life it became stale and repetitive and the public starting losing interest. Then came along an entrepreneur with an idea and reinvented the circus, Cirque de Soleil, and the rest is history.

Coffee, a well-established drink in the USA but someone thought of selling coffee on every street corner, again the rest is history.

My point is that entrepreneurs think outside the box, they look at things from a different perspective. Too many people look at business in black and white, how about 50 shades of grey!

I had examples in my business life when I created businesses that were different, not necessarily new. I put a new slant on ideas and presented them in another form which was acceptable.

When I started my publishing business, the prime objective of a publisher of a trade magazine was to get a readership amongst buyers. I saw an opportunity to reach people who recommended products. This was a totally different approach to the other magazines but my idea was good as the people who made recommendations did so every day. This worked and the magazine was an instant success.

My finance company would be in competition with every bank, or organization, that offered money; a very competitive business. The idea we came up with was to target a specific audience and we choose lawyers. It may sound strange as lawyers earn good money, they do, but they are not too good a running a business.

We realized that and we designed a loan scheme specifically for them. They needed cash at certain times of year to pay their errors and omissions liability insurance and taxes. The amounts were in many cases very large, usually in the millions and had to be paid on time. We created a specific idea which addressed these problems and this took us away from the banking world. We set out to be seen as a specialist lender just for lawyers. It worked very well.

If you are, or want to be, an Entrepreneur you must think an idea through and see why you will be different and better to what is on the market. Create a new approach. The most important thing is that the idea must be good for your customers as well as yourself. To sell an idea it has to make money for those you sell to, this is the way to guarantee success.

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