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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 548,088 who were granted an award 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 six full […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Do I have to take any time off work to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits?

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 8:09pm Written by:

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People often ask our workers’ compensation attorneys if they are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits if they did not miss work after being injured. Some people think there are minimum amounts of time they have to take off work to prove they were truly injured. The truth is: You do not have to miss any […]

10 Misconceptions About Workers’ Compensation

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 8:22pm Written by:

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The details within workers’ compensation laws can be pretty complicated sometimes, often varying by state and circumstance. Because workers’ compensation can be confusing, the facts about it sometimes get jumbled and it can be hard to figure out what is true. At Bentoff & Duber, our team of experienced workers’ compensation lawyers knows the ins […]

Are you covered by workers’ compensation when traveling to and from work and in the parking lot?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 5:22pm Written by:

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Here at Bentoff & Duber, located in Cleveland, Ohio, our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers frequently hear questions about the details of workers’ compensation, especially because the answers can be tricky or confusing at times. We want to answer as many of these questions as possible to continue to be a guiding resource for people who […]

Does workers’ compensation apply to hearing loss?

Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 2:19pm Written by:

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In order to better serve our clients and everyone who is curious about laws and topics such as workers’ compensation and social security benefits, we have been answering some frequently asked questions on this blog. Our next question is about whether or not someone with hearing loss acquired from hazardous noise levels on the job […]