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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 […]

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 sue the city for personal injury caused by potholes?

Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 2:08pm Written by:

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If you live in Cleveland and drive on high-traffic roads frequently, you’re probably familiar with the giant potholes that plague some roads. Maybe you make jokes about them or perhaps you’ve started taking new routes in order to avoid the worst streets. However, potholes can be more dangerous than just shaking up passengers or being […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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