Workers Compensation Attorney

Ohio Workers Compensation Hearing Overview

by Dean Pavick on January 6, 2017

Ohio Workers’ Compensation Hearings Discussion   Attorney Dean G. Pavick of Pavick & Pavick L.P.A.  discusses Workers’ Compensation hearing at the Ohio Industrial Commission. Hearings are scheduled to decide all types of disputed issues in Ohio Workers’ Compensation claims. Issues can involve the initial allowance of the claim, allowance for additional work injuries and conditions […]

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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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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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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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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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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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