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What to Bring to Your Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Monday, April 9, 2018 at 12:25pm

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

What is Supplemental Security Income?

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 9:47pm

What is it? Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a program run by the Social Security Administration whereby qualified individuals receive monthly benefits. Those who are disabled, have reached the retirement age of 66 or older, or are blind, and have both a limited income and constrained resources qualify. Additionally, children may also receive SSI if […]

What Happens at an Arraignment?

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 4:24pm

When the police allege that a crime has been committed and an arrest has been made, there is a specific process that needs to be followed in the State of Ohio. After an arrest, a plea will need to be entered by the accused party in court regarding the crime in question. This court hearing […]

What happens if you’re in a car accident with someone who’s uninsured?

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 4:39pm

Although it is illegal to drive without insurance in the state of Ohio, nearly one in eight drivers are uninsured. This means you need to be prepared in the event that you are in a car accident with an uninsured (UM) or underinsured motorist (UIM). We have compiled a list of steps that you should […]

Checking the Status of Your Social Security Disability

Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 10:11pm

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Applying for Social Security Disability can be a daunting and exhausting task. Once you have completed the application process, it can take time for your local Social Security office to review your claim. Waiting for the Disability Determination Services (DDS) to assess your case can be frustrating, especially if your life is on hold. The […]