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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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Considerations In Choosing An Attorney

by Dean Pavick on February 15, 2014

In Ohio, any Akron Attorney who has graduated from an accredited law school and passed the Ohio bar exam, can hold himself/herself out as a personal injury attorney, automobile accident attorney, medical malpractice lawyer or workers compensation lawyer. There are no certification requirements. An attorney can become a certified workers compensation specialist in Ohio. However, such […]

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 Ohio Workers Compensation & Personal Injury Law In past blogs, we have pointed out significant differences between the types of damages recoverable in an Ohio workers compensation case and in an Ohio personal injury case. A recent workers compensation case decided by the Ohio Supreme Court reinforces the limited recovery for psychological conditions which develop […]

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Ohio Courts Limit Employer Intentional Tort Lawsuits

by Dean Pavick on February 7, 2014

Under Ohio law, employers who negligently cause on the job injuries to employees cannot be held liable for damages in a negligence action. However, employers, in limited cases, may be held liable for an intentional tort action for directly causing injuries to an employee which occur in the workplace. The first type of  an employer intentional tort action […]

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Ohio Workers Compensation, Personal Injury Breakdown

by Dean Pavick on January 29, 2014

Ohio Personal Injury, Workers Compensation Attorney ~ Akron, Ohio Pavick & Pavick L.P.A. Akron Law Firm have been helping injured workers since 1950. The Ohio workers compensation program is a no fault system that was created by the legislature in 1911.Whether the injury was caused by the injured worker, the employer, a co-worker or someone […]

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Statistics show that most on the job injuries in Ohio are uncomplicated minor injuries requiring little medical treatment with full recovery within a short period of time. However, in certain cases, “minor” injuries can be more serious than originally thought or can develop into more serious conditions. Cuts and scrapes can become infected. Deep bruises […]

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Insurance Protection In Ohio Auto Accident Cases

by Dean Pavick on January 14, 2014

I am amazed at how often clients and defendants carry very low and limited coverages under their automobile liability insurance policies. Part of the problem has been the absurdly low statutory policy limits established by the Ohio legislature over 30 years ago. The bodily injury liability minimum policy limits, up until 12-22-13, were $12,500 per person and $25,000 […]

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Armchair Doctors, Ohio Workers Compensation Claim There have been many changes in recent years for injured workers in the Ohio workers compensation program. Many of these changes have hurt the injured worker as far as receiving necessary medical treatments and compensation benefits.One of the problem areas concerns the BWC/MCO doctors as well as treating physicians.The […]

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