February 2011

Most wage earners know that they will receive greater social security monthly retirement benefits by waiting until age 66 rather than electing to receive early social security retirement benefits at age 62. Early retirement benefits are paid at a permanently reduced rate. In contrast, a disabled person who is awarded social security disability benefits (disability […]

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Awards Lower in Ohio Personal Injury Auto Accidents

by michael on February 21, 2011

Let’s say you were involved in a medium impact rear-end automobile accident in Akron Ohio. There was minor visible damage to your car. You suffered a neck sprain and low back strain and had no prior neck or low back problems.You were treated at the emergency room with x-rays taken, treated by your family doctor, underwent […]

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In 1982, the Ohio Supreme Court first held in Blankenship v. Cincinnati Milacron Chemicals, Inc. that an employee had the right to sue the employer for damages for intentional infliction of bodily injury.The Court noted that the employer’s legal immunity had always been for negligent acts and not for intentional conduct.In 1984, the Ohio Supreme Court, […]

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In a 7-0 decision, the Supreme Court of Ohio upheld the Industrial Commission’s finding of permanent total disability for an Ohio injured worker whose 1998 workplace accident resulted in a serious low back disability which made her medically incapable of all sustained remunerative employment.The medical reports relied upon by the IC described an extremely limited […]

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