Personal Injury Attorney

This week I received a phone call from an injured worker on an Ohio workers compensation claim who suffered a serious work related knee injury last year, underwent three knee surgeries, continues to receive temporary total disability compensation, and, who may be released to return to work in the near future with permanent work restrictions […]

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Akron, Ohio 3-in-1 Ohio Workers Compensation, Personal Injury, and Permanent Total Disability Case Our client (Pavick & Pavick LPA) was a 38 year old boilermaker mechanic who went on to the premise of an electric company to make repairs. While working in a boiler drum repairing economizer tubes, he was suddenly and unexpectedly scalded by […]

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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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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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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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Personal Injury/Property/Chainsaw Accident

by Dean Pavick on August 26, 2013

Our client was a 56 year old man who was using a chainsaw to cut up fallen trees and branches lying on the ground of a woods in Portage County owned by his uncle. His uncle was also using a chainsaw nearby. Suddenly, a large limb fell directly on our client.The client sustained multiple compression fractures […]

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