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I need a second option. I opened a blog on my life living

I need a second option.I opened a blog for awareness on my life living with Fibromyalgia. I am going to start selling apparel on my website. My question is, what is the best way for me to incorporate my new venture. I've read that a nonprofit is never really own by one person it's actually never owned by anyone. It's managed by the board members, etc. The funds I use to open this venture with never be recuperated because it will stay on the nonprofit or donated to another nonprofit is dissolved.This is a story on my life and I obviously want to make money. I eventually want to open a non-profit. To provide services for the fibro community, help with grants to pay for treatments or medication, help with support groups and a support hotline, raise awareness and funds to help with research etc. But, I have already opened my blog and started branding my name and myself, just haven't incorporated yet because I'm not sure which way to go. Thank you.

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If you have had a Workmans comp case decided in your favor

If you have had a Workmans comp case decided in your favor and the employer offers you a cash settlement to settle case without a court hearing. You agree to settle .can you use your new health insurance to have whatever your former work injury claim is no longer covering or responsible for....with out repercussions..Also... if you turn down a settlement offer..and continue on with a 132a wrongful termination..and you win in that court...does the employer have to hire you back .or compensate your back salary including your vacation hrs. and benefits up to the time from your wrongful termination. I know there is a 10,000.00 cap in monies awarded from the court ..I would think that would be damages awarded by the Court not including retro salary.

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On 03/01-2016 at work on security patrol. Walked full speed

On 03/01-2016 at work on security patrol. Walked full speed into 4 foot pole. Did not report injury at work. Decided incident was my fault. 3 days later due to pain went to Kaiser medical doctor. He diagnosed rib contusion & ordered x rays to verify. Cost was $996. Ins. covered $821 I paid rest. Rawlings Company LLC has sent me form to fill out to determine if work or some other party is liable instead of Rawlings. Prefer not to report incident at work do not want workers comp. Am I then liable for $821 paid by ins. or is ins. still liable? Same if injury occurred at home. Want to do right thing to be fair & honest to all parties involved.

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I work part time on the books, am I covered under workers

I work part time on the books, am I covered under workers compensation and or disability?? I work in New York State

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I hurt my right shoulder november 12 2014 went to hospital

i hurt my right shoulder november 12 2014 went to hospital they said nothing was broken told to wear a sling for ten days.i went four days then had a stroke on same side that was injured.was inhospital for a month not until i got home and tried to rehab from stroke it was painful to lift right arm. so thearpist told me to go to dr. he stated he thought it was a torn rotator he could not be sure without mri sent to stroke dr. evauate condition of body to see if i could do mri because of stroke done nerve testing and was okayed for mri. it was found to be a major tear in rotator time passed and was finally ok for surgery that went well. to get what i wanted to know is the state offered almost 24000. the letter i receieved from them then i get letter from cowles company i used to work for stated i was over paid during all this they sent a check for 13000 and monthly installments 972 they take145. leaves 847. a month except last installment suppose to be jan2017 but it is only 132. according to my figures they still owed over 3000. what can i do also do i have to pay taxes on this being a was a personal injury claim.

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I was on workers comp back in 2014 I had sprained my ankle

I was on workers comp back in 2014 I had sprained my ankle at work (harris teeter ) they waited a week to send my to the doctor they then spreaded my appointments far out didn't get An appointment until 2015 upon messed up ankle my ankle have out my knee popped and I fell I explained that to them they wouldn't cover my knew they sent me too physical therapy for my ankle once in physical therapy my knee gave out and I was unable to continue until a month later by time it was time for me to go back they canceled my therapy I have tried to get in touch with them emails phone calls vm no call back until this day my ankle is really bothering me what should I do

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I hired attorney to represent me in a workers comp case who

I hired attorney to represent me in a workers comp case who advised me to accept anoffer to settle the claim, this was in August of 2015nine. At that time he informed me itwould take approximately thirty days for the insurance company to get a medicalset aside from Social Security. Now he no longer communicates with me regardingthis claim and I received notification from Social Security that over nineteen thousanddollars had been withheld to a workers compensation set aside, yet I still have notheard from my attorney. Should I just fax my attorney a copy of the S.S. notice or isthere anything else I can do to put this settlement back in motion. I strongly feel Ihave been more than patient, but it's just not working. Any advice and help would begreatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Need advice from an expert attorney on an employer that I'm

Need advice from an expert attorney on an employer that I'm currently employed with that allows out of service vehicles to be used that are unsafe and practices negligent/ maintenance of high profile commercial vehicles

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My company is located in the state of California. My company

My company is located in the state of California. My company is a computer sales and repair company. I hired an employee on 01/21/2016 at about 8 AM. He was referred to me by a friend and came to my business. Employee was injured on the same day (01/21/2016 at 4 PM) of the employment by falling off a ladder while cleaning the facility. His job description was cleaning, minor maintenance and shipping and receiving. We received a copy of ID from the Employee, address and telephone number but no employment verification was performed and employee stated afterwards, after the injury, he has no social security number. We are not able to perform an employment verification eligibility because the employee has no social security number. Workers compensation company, Employers, after treating him, medical surgery and weekly pay at 60% rate for about 4 months, is asking us to hire him back at a lighter duty job than in his original job duty description, he can stand on his leg but no more than 15 minutes without sitting. First of all we have hired another person already for the job, secondly we are unable to verify his employment eligibility. What we like to know is: What should we respond to Workers Comp company? We didn't have enough time to verify employment eligibility initially. Federal law prohibits performing an employment verification prior to an employment offer. https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/practices/inquiries_citizenship.cfmHowever, an employment offer might be interpreted differently from starting to work. The fear is, the workers compensation company might come back and try seek damages from us, because the employee was not eligible to work and was hired. We want to know how we should structure our response. If we just say we don't need him anymore, given the "at will" employment law and the fact that we are a small business and couldn't wait for the new hire to recover, it should be legally ok. The question is, how should we structure our response the workers compensation company not to have a negative effect on our future coverage and possibly being sued by them?

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