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Ohio workers’ compensation laws: Independent contractors vs. employees

Friday, October 23, 2015 at 8:37pm Written by:

Ohio Workers

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:


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:

Emergency room

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:

pothole injuries

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:

time off work

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:


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:

doctor with x-ray

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 […]

What are the steps in a criminal trial?

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 8:20pm Written by:

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Anyone who’s seen an episode of Law and Order knows that a criminal case begins with an arrest and if convicted typically ends with sentencing. Want to know the details in between? We at Bentoff & Duber think it’s important to know the process and steps in a criminal trial before facing one. Arrest – […]

What the Supreme Court ruling on cell phone searches means

Friday, August 1, 2014 at 2:49pm Written by:


The Supreme Court recently ruled that police offers must obtain a warrant before searching a criminal suspect’s cell phone upon arrest. This unanimous ruling is a sweeping endorsement for individuals’ privacy rights. Writing on behalf of the court, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. compared the protection to digital information on cell phones to the […]

Do you need an OVI / DUI attorney?

Monday, June 9, 2014 at 8:05pm Written by:

Do you need an OVI / DUI attorney?

If you’ve been charged with an OVI (commonly known as a DUI), you may not know what to do next. You may hear conflicting cases for partnering with an attorney. So what’s the truth? The truth is that even if you think you are guilty with no defense at all, you are doing yourself a […]


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