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

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 3:11pm Written by:

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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 Written by:

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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 Written by:

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

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 9:15pm Written by:

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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 Written by:

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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 […]

Are illegal immigrants eligible for workers’ compensation in Ohio?

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 5:44pm Written by:

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In the state of Ohio, illegal immigrants who are hurt on the job can still be compensated for their injuries. We know it can feel risky or even scary to contact an attorney for fear of deportation, but if you’re injured, you deserve full compensation. Bentoff & Duber has no legal obligation to contact the […]

What is the statute of limitations for workers’ compensation in Ohio?

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 3:15pm Written by:

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You may associate workers’ compensation with immediate injuries that employees sustain while on the job, such as a fall or a lifting injury. Those types of injuries are easy to trace back to an exact moment and place, so it’s clearer to employees in those situations when to file a claim, but what about work-related […]

Can I have my criminal records sealed or expunged if I was convicted in Ohio?

Friday, May 15, 2015 at 6:50pm Written by:

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If you were convicted of a crime and now have a public criminal record, it may be difficult for you to land a job, rent an apartment or move on with your life in other ways. If you are eligible, you can file an application to have your records sealed. This means a judge could […]

What are the steps in a criminal trial?

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 8:20pm Written by:

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Anyone who’s seen an episode of Law and Order knows that a criminal case begins with an arrest and if convicted typically ends with sentencing. Want to know the details in between? We at Bentoff & Duber think it’s important to know the process and steps in a criminal trial before facing one. Arrest – […]

What the Supreme Court ruling on cell phone searches means

Friday, August 1, 2014 at 2:49pm Written by:

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The Supreme Court recently ruled that police offers must obtain a warrant before searching a criminal suspect’s cell phone upon arrest. This unanimous ruling is a sweeping endorsement for individuals’ privacy rights. Writing on behalf of the court, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. compared the protection to digital information on cell phones to the […]