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Are Employees Able to Get Workers’ Compensation Benefits from Covid-19?

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 12:15pm Written by:

Covid 19 Workers' Compensation

The Covid-19 pandemic has created an exceedingly difficult situation for policymakers regarding whether or not infected employees are able to receive workers’ compensation benefits, which could include medical treatment, lost wages, and in severe instances, death benefits. Each state has its own unique policies that vary depending on industry standards and requirements, including the worker’s […]

How Much Time After an Injury Can You File for Workers’ Compensation in Ohio?

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 4:47pm Written by:

The time after a work-related injury, or statute of limitations, varies from state to state. Sometimes, employers inaccurately tell injured employees that since they did not report their injury when it occurred, they cannot file for a claim. Some states require employees to notify their employer of an injury with a specific time frame, like […]

Injuries Typically Covered by Workers’ Compensation

Friday, September 27, 2019 at 1:21pm Written by:

In simplistic terms, workers’ compensation was created to financially protect employees who suffer injuries on the job, including those that cause the employee to miss work because of those injuries. These types of injuries vary quite a bit due to the nature of the work, where the employee is working, and even weather conditions. Here […]

Workers’ Compensation Coverage Outside of the Workplace

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 4:38pm Written by:

Workers’ compensation claims are not restricted to just your workplace. If you become injured outside of the workplace while you are working, you may still be covered. It depends on the situation, how you were injured, why you were outside of the office as well as other variables. Here are some situations that you would […]

When You Should Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Friday, February 1, 2019 at 3:04pm Written by:

Work related injuries can affect more than just your ability to do your job productively. Injuries of this nature can also affect your personal life and even your mental well-being. If you have been injured in the workplace, the question you should be asking yourself is whether you need to hire an attorney. While it […]

What to Bring to Your Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Monday, April 9, 2018 at 12:25pm Written by:

You’ve been injured while at work and have taken the first step to filing a workers’ compensation claim: hiring an attorney. Now the real work starts. What should you bring to your first meeting to ensure that you are most prepared and that your case will be as successful as possible? The items and information […]

What Happens When You’re in a Car Accident at Work?

Monday, February 26, 2018 at 4:39pm Written by:

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of injury in the United States. However, the process you follow after getting into a car accident on your personal time versus when you’re on the clock does vary. So, how do you know if you should file a workers’ compensation claim or if your employer is liable? Workers’ Compensation Cases […]

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 201,820 people who were approved for social security disability benefits 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 […]

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 […]