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Why Hire a Lawyer for Your Accident Case?

At Cruz & Associates, we understand the stress you go through after experiencing a car accident. Having to deal with any lingering pain or injuries while worrying about the cost of medical bills and car damage can cause that stress to sky rocket. On top of all of that, you don’t need the additional stress […]

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Employee vs. Independent Contractor Under Workers’ Comp Laws

An independent contractor is different from a full-time, part-time or seasonal employee. While contractors tend to have more independence when it comes to the work they do, being an independent contractor also comes with a few risks. One of them is that you are not guaranteed workers’ compensation paid by the employer. At Cruz & […]

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Get Workers’ Compensation for COVID-19 at Cruz & Associates

If you or a loved one has contracted COVID-19 in the workplace, you may be entitled to compensation. Because contact is difficult to trace and the moment of contraction is hard to pin down, this can be a lengthy and intricate process. With the workers’ compensation attorneys at Cruz & Associates on your side, however, […]

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Understanding Workers’ Compensation After Job Loss in Atlanta: Cruz & Associates

Losing your job in the midst of a work-related injury can add extra stress on top of an already stressful situation. If this has happened to you, don’t worry. Just because you are no longer employed does not mean you automatically lose your benefits. While navigating workers’ compensation after job loss can be complicated, the […]

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Big Rig Accidents in Atlanta and Phoenix: How Cruz & Associates Can Help

A big rig is an 18-wheel semi truck most often used to transport cargo across the country. Because it is such a popular means of transportation and employment, it’s likely that you pass a number of big rigs on the highway everyday. Unfortunately, that also means there’s a high number of big rig accidents. The […]

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Social Media and your case: What you need to know

Can social media impact your case? In the following video, attorney Ruben Cruz informs us about this important topic. Today, using social media is very common. According to Statista, nearly 77% of all Americans have at least one social media profile. However, using social media can bring along some unforeseen risks. With regard to filing […]

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5 Myths about Auto Accident Claims

In the United States, more than 35,000 fatal auto accidents occur each year. Despite this staggering number, people are still unsure of the rights they are entitled to and the actions they must take when involved in an accident. What’s even more nuanced and tricky? Filing an auto claim. . These are the Five Myths […]

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Working in the cold?

Winter weather presents hazards including slippery roads/surfaces, strong winds and environmental cold. Employers must prevent illnesses, injuries, or fatalities, by controlling these hazards in workplaces impacted by winter weather.   Safety Tips for Workers 1. Your employer should ensure that you know the symptoms of cold stress 2. Monitor your physical condition and that of […]

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Holiday Road Trip? 5 Tips for Safe Travels

Make sure your car is road trip ready It’s always a good idea to get your car checked out before you travel. Get an oil change, check tire pressure and get that free rotation you keep putting off, check all your fluids, especially your radiator and windshield cleaner. Pack your battery charger, portable air pump […]

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Preventing Hearing Loss

Millions of workers are exposed to noise in the workplace every day and when uncontrolled, noise exposure may cause permanent hearing loss. Research demonstrates exposure to certain chemicals, called ototoxicants, may cause hearing loss or balance problems, regardless of noise exposure. Substances including certain pesticides, solvents, and pharmaceuticals that contain ototoxicants can negatively affect how […]

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