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What to do after a car accident?

Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 12:03pm

The Five Mistakes People Make When Filing Workers’ Compensation Claims

Tips when filing a claim and how to receive proper compensation You are driving safe and keeping your eyes on the road, when all of the sudden you realize, through the adrenaline and shock, you have been in a car accident. It is an experience no one wants to go through, but happens all too […]

The Five Mistakes People Make When Filing Workers’ Compensation Claims

Friday, August 5, 2016 at 1:43pm

The Five Mistakes People Make When Filing Workers’ Compensation Claims

An accident at work can be extremely stressful and even scary. You may not know how to handle the situation or if you should even tell your employer. Just remember that it is your legal right to file for workers’ compensation benefits. Being proactive and taking appropriate action is the first step in the process. […]

Who is to blame when a nursing home injury occurs?

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 3:19pm

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More than 1.4 million people age 65 and older reside at a nursing home according to the National Center for Health Statistics. With that many elderly residents occupying nursing homes across the country – and an estimated 100 percent increase in occupancy by 2030 – injuries due to negligence are bound to happen. A high-level […]

How the Social Security Administration Determines if You Are Disabled

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 1:45pm

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) reported in 2013 that one in every four 20-year-old workers will become disabled before they retire from the workforce. If you are injured or have an illness that is so severe that it stops you from being able to work, you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. The Social […]

Who is at fault for slip-and-fall injuries in public places?

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 3:11pm

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Slips and falls can be very dangerous and cause serious injuries. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the fall, you may be entitled to compensation to cover your injuries. In this installment of our slip-and-fall blog post series, we are covering falls that take place in public places such as restaurants, malls, hotels and other commercial […]

Who is at fault in winter weather vehicle collisions?

Friday, February 5, 2016 at 3:02pm

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As ice and snow increase this winter, so do your chances of getting into a car accident. According to the Office of Operations of the Federal Highway Administration, more than 116,800 people are injured every year in motor vehicle crashes that take place in snowy, slushy or icy conditions. Here at Bentoff & Duber, we […]

Does workers’ compensation cover me if I’m injured outside of work?

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 8:56pm

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The title of this post may seem like it has an obvious answer, but workers’ compensation isn’t always as cut and dry on what qualifies as “at work” when injuries occur. Did you know that workers’ compensation typically covers employees who get hurt walking into their office or worksite? We cover this and more to […]

Can I be compensated for injuries from slipping on the ice in Ohio?

Monday, January 4, 2016 at 5:04pm

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With winter in full swing, we know it’s just a matter of days before snow and ice begin to accumulate here in Cleveland. Before the conditions get too bad, we at Bentoff & Duber wanted to remind you of Ohio’s laws when it comes to slips and falls caused by icy winter weather. Read this […]

Can I be fired for hiring an attorney or filing a workers’ compensation claim?

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 9:15pm

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The state of Ohio is an at-will employment state, which means employers can terminate employees at any time for any legal reason and employees can quit their jobs whenever they wish. If you’re an at-will employee, it may feel like you’re constantly at risk of being fired, especially when something happens that draws more attention […]

Ohio workers’ compensation laws: Independent contractors vs. employees

Friday, October 23, 2015 at 8:37pm

Ohio Workers

In the past, we’ve written about whether or not independent contractors can file a workers’ compensation claim. As a follow-up piece, we are diving deeper into the differences between independent contractors and employees so you can more easily determine if you qualify for workers’ compensation. Under Ohio’s workers’ compensation laws, there is a checklist of […]