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Shedding Light on Preterm Births

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 6:24pm Written by:

Cleveland Cavaliers player J.R. Smith III and his wife, Jewel Harris, recently revealed their baby, Dakota, was born prematurely. She was five months “early” and weighed only about one pound. “We know we’re not the only family going through this, who has been through this or who will ever go through it. That’s why we decided […]

What Happens at an Arraignment?

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 4:24pm Written by:

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 Written by:

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 Written by:

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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 […]

How the Social Security Administration Determines if You Are Disabled

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 1:45pm Written by:

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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 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 compensated for injuries from slipping on the ice in Ohio?

Monday, January 4, 2016 at 5:04pm Written by:

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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 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 […]