Working in construction sites is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Despite strict enforcement of safety standards, there are still many accidents occurring every year which sideline many unfortunate workers. But aside from the physical pain the victims have to endure, they also lose the ability to make a living which makes the situation even worse. This is why construction companies often have contingency plans in place to help injured workers cope up with financial problems brought about by accidents.However, not everyone in the construction business is willing and able to give financial assistance voluntarily so asking for legal help is often the only way to get it done. If this happens to you, you should be aware that you need an experienced attorney for construction industry accidents to help you file a claim the right way. You should know that many claimants fail to get what is due them all because they have no idea how to or they do it without proper guidance.An experienced lawyer will give you the edgeJust like in many legal cases, having a seasoned lawyer by your side is a big plus. And this is even more important for construction industry accidents; with experience, lawyers know how to navigate the legal maze often invoked by many companies to avoid paying workers.You should also know that big construction firms can afford to hire teams of lawyers and the only way to meet them head on is if you have an experienced attorney working in your behalf. Your lawyer can breakdown the provisions of labor laws and explain to you which components will help your case and what won’t. But aside from learning all the legal jargon, he or she can also guide you in coming up with fair numbers as far as your claim is concerned. Your goal is get financial help so you can stay compensated while you recover from the accident and knowing the right figures can speed up the process since the company won’t try to fight you off if they see your demand as reasonable.Another big advantage of getting an experienced lawyer is how much you can save on legal fees. They’ve already handled many like yours so they know how to cut to the chase and they can easily come up with a plan with fewer hours charged to you. And the best bit? You are sure to get what you need with their knowledge and experience.
Are you the parent of a child with autism or another disability that is frustrated by the special education system? More than 6 million students with disabilities receive special education services in federally funded special education programs. This is about 9% of the country’s school age population. This is a lot of children who depend on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), to help them get the services that they need to live a fulfilled life. As any parent of a child with a disability knows much improvement needs to be made to the special education system. This article will discuss 6 ways to improve the special education system.Needed to improve the special education system:1. More available parent training and more resources to pay for the training! Parent trainings are available but in most cases do cost, which prevents some parents from attending. Parents must understand their rights under IDEA in order to be effective advocates for their child.2. More effective enforcement of IDEA, to include the withholding of funds from states and school districts, who are continually non compliant! The enforcement of IDEA basically does not exist. It is the federal governments responsibility to enforce IDEA to the states, and it is the states responsibility to enforce IDEA of local school districts. Neither one does very much in this area. Enforcement without withholding of funds will not work. In my experience it will not take many states losing their IDEA funding, before major positive changes will occur.3. Improved diagnosis of disabilities and an easier eligibility process! Many children with disabilities throughout the US are told that they do not have a disability, therefore are not eligible for special education services. This reality hurts children with disabilities and may forever ruin their lives! Parents often do not even know that they can disagree with the schools opinion! The eligibility process needs to be made more child friendly!4. Special education personnel must set realistic high expectations for all children with disabilities! Congress has said from the beginning that school districts expectations of children with disabilities are too low. School personnel and parents must believe that children can be successful in their education and lives, if given an appropriate education, and keep expectations high.5. Focus on outcomes of special education so that all children will be ready for post school learning and independent living! For the year 2005-2006 55% of children with disabilities graduated from high school, in comparison to a little over 70% of children without disabilities graduated from high school. This will limit the children’s ability to go to college or get a job, which will affect the rest of their lives!6. Improve the federal funding of IDEA! The current estimates are that the federal government only pays about 17% of per pupil costs for special education. The federal government needs to put their money where there mouth is, and fund IDEA fully!All parents can be involved in advocating for systemic special education improvements. Notify your state and federal representatives and see how they are willing to get involved, in this process. Children with disabilities deserve to receive an appropriate education and live their lives to the fullest!