March 2014

It appears that big business interests and the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation(BWC) are ready to support a new workers compensation law which effectively takes away the rights of injured workers to choose their own doctors to treat them for their work injuries. This will ultimately result in the establishment of medical clinics filled with ultraconservative […]

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Ohio Law On Slip And Fall Cases

by Dean Pavick on March 28, 2014

Customers injured on commercial property in Ohio have an uphill battle in winning their cases against the storekeeper based upon strict standards established by Ohio courts. In slip and fall cases, the customer must prove that the store owner or an employee either caused the substance to end up on the floor/ground directly leading to the fall […]

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In Ohio, roughly 70% of initial Social Security Disability applications are denied and around 90% of claimants are denied at the Reconsideration level. With an experienced  Ohio Social Security Disability attorney, the chances of winning a social security disability claim are around 60% at the hearing level if the attorney can build sufficient evidence to […]

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The Ohio Supreme Court recently handed down another decision which can deny payment of temporary total compensation to Ohio injured workers. In Robinson, State ex rel. v. Indus. Comm.(2014) the Court held that the employer’s termination of the injured worker’s employment for violating a written work rule prohibited the payment of temporary total compensation for the […]

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Ohio Auto Accident Statistics & Insurance Coverage

by Dean Pavick on March 12, 2014

The Ohio Insurance Institute reports that in 2012 there were 11,840,362 registered motor vehicles in Ohio and 279,012 car crashes which translates into a ratio of 1 crash for every 42.4 registered vehicles.The crash frequency, as expected, was greater in areas of higher traffic density, such as seen in larger cities. For example, in Akron […]

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The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation(BWC) and Ohio industrial Commission recently came out with a new rule on wage loss compensation effective 2-14-14. The new rule is 10 pages long and significantly increases the burden upon injured workers applying for this type of compensation. The 2006 wage loss statute itself is only 3 short paragraphs […]

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Ohio courts in recent years have continued to hand down decisions which have the practical effect of limiting the amount of monetary recovery in many types of personal injury cases for injured people. For example, the Ohio Supreme Court has handed down at least three decisions which allow defendants and their insurance companies to introduce […]

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