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How do I qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are complicated. They are hard to attain, require constant medical follow-up and generate a mountain of paperwork. However, for those who need SSDI, it can be a financial lifeline. The basics Essentially, to qualify...

What benefits can I seek through workers’ compensation?

Heavy lifting is part of many people’s jobs in Ohio, ranging from construction and factory workers to nurses or even people who work in an office. Of course, if an object is too heavy or proper lifting techniques are not used it is easy to throw out your back. If you...

Auto accident study cites several Cleveland streets as dangerous

Road safety is a primary concern in Cleveland and across Ohio. Since statistics show that there has been a marked increase in auto accidents in the past several years and 2021 was the worst for fatal crashes in almost 20 years, strategies are being crafted to make the...

Understanding comparative negligence in Ohio

If you have been injured in a car accident in Ohio, you may seek compensation from the parties who caused your accident. These parties may include: Drivers Employers of drivers Vehicle owners Manufacturers In many cases, motor vehicle accidents are caused by the...

What is distracted driving?

Sending a quick text message while driving may seem harmless but glancing away from the road for even a few seconds can have deadly consequences. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 3,100 people were killed in distracted...

 Does my epilepsy qualify me for Social Security Disability?  

Ohio residents suffering from epilepsy know how disruptive it can be to everyday life. Seizures can result in physical injuries from a fall, short-term memory loss and many other negative physical and neurological effects. Seizures can also severely interrupt many...

Can I work without losing my SSD benefits?

Social Security disability benefits can be the financial lifeline a disabled individual needs to make ends meet. However, many in Ohio would agree that holding down a job is a thing to be proud of. Not every disabled individual wants to be out of the workforce...

What legal trends can we expect this year in workers’ compensation?

Last year was a busy year across the nation in workers’ compensation law. There were disputes over the types of compensation that should be included in benefits and many issues around marijuana. And, some of those trends will likely continue into 2022? Exclusive...

Law enforcement warns of auto accident risk due to winter weather

The Ohio winters can be notoriously cruel with snow, sleet, freezing rain and ice making any type of travel dangerous. A problem that frequently causes auto accidents with injuries and fatalities is that drivers do not account for how inclement weather impacts safe...

Understanding premises liability in a slip-and-fall claim

For people living in Ohio and around the country, accidents can happen that cause slips, trips, or falls, whether in the course of daily living or the monotony of scheduled activities. The injuries from such events cause injuries as minor as bruises or sprains, and as...