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How to Handle Accidents Inside Construction Zones

Monday, July 2, 2018 at 1:34pm Written by:

For all of us that live in Ohio, we know that it is always construction season. As a driver in Ohio, you have gotten great at dodging and weaving through construction zones and avoiding potholes, but have you thought about what to do if you are in an accident in a construction zone? Not only do construction […]

What to do if You’re in a Boating Accident

Monday, June 18, 2018 at 9:46pm Written by:

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the boats are out on the water! It’s officially summer and everyone is ready to have some fun in the sun. Until, the unthinkable happens. You’re out on the lake and you get into a boating accident. There are two types of boating accidents, one only […]

What is a Wrongful Death Claim in Ohio?

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 6:03pm Written by:

A wrongful death is described as the death of a person that is caused by the “wrongful act, neglect, or default” of another. A wrongful death claim may be filed if the wrongful act, neglect, or default “would have entitled the party injured to maintain an action and recover damages if death had not ensued.” […]

What to Do If You’re Injured on a Motorcycle

Monday, April 30, 2018 at 9:51pm Written by:

As the weather warms up, we’ll begin to see people driving with their windows down, grabbing their shorts out of the closet and, of course, pulling their motorcycles out of the garage. As a motorcycle rider, you are always watching out for drivers that don’t see you, pull out in front of you or are […]

What to Bring to Your Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Monday, April 9, 2018 at 12:25pm Written by:

You’ve been injured while at work and have taken the first step to filing a workers’ compensation claim: hiring an attorney. Now the real work starts. What should you bring to your first meeting to ensure that you are most prepared and that your case will be as successful as possible? The items and information […]

What Happens When You’re in a Car Accident at Work?

Monday, February 26, 2018 at 4:39pm Written by:

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of injury in the United States. However, the process you follow after getting into a car accident on your personal time versus when you’re on the clock does vary. So, how do you know if you should file a workers’ compensation claim or if your employer is liable? Workers’ Compensation Cases […]

Firefighter Cancer Cases Are Now Eligible for Workers’ Compensation in Ohio

Friday, January 19, 2018 at 4:03pm Written by:

A new law has been passed in Ohio that allows firefighters to file a workers’ compensation claim for cancer as a work-related illness. The Michael Louis Palumbo Jr. Act went into effect in April 2017 and is named after a local Cleveland firefighter who lost his battle to brain cancer that May. Firefighters in the […]

Social Security Disability Approval

Monday, January 8, 2018 at 10:28am Written by:

If you’ve gone through the procedures of applying for Social Security disability benefits and you’re one of the 201,820 people who were approved for social security disability benefits in the third quarter of 2017, you might be wondering what happens next. If you’ve been approved, the first Social Security benefit you can expect to receive will happen […]

What does the new Statute of Limitations for Workers’ Compensation in Ohio mean?

Friday, December 15, 2017 at 10:18am Written by:

The 132nd Ohio General Assembly is hard at work in Columbus in the land of workers’ compensation law. Earlier this year the legislators approved a significant reform measure on the state’s historic workers’ compensation statute of limitations. Instead of having two years to claim an injury or death through workers’ compensation, the new reform measure leaves workers with […]

Can You Sue a Doctor for Misdiagnosis?

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 9:00am Written by:

In 2014, BMJ Quality & Safety conducted a study finding that approximately 12 million adults who seek outpatient medical care are misdiagnosed. A more recent study cites that more than 20% of patients who received a second opinion were misdiagnosed by their primary care providers. With that in mind, the thought of being misdiagnosed with cancer gets all […]

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