akron ohio workers compensation lawyer

In the recent Ohio Supreme Court case of State ex rel. James v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (4-20-17) it is clear that an Ohio injured worker must be directly removed from the workforce due to the allowed injuries/conditions in the claim in order to be awarded temporary total compensation payments. To be eligible for temporary totally  […]

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Our client suffered catastrophic injuries including an amputation of his left arm at work while operating a large milling machine into which he fell. We alleged that the employer deliberately disabled the interlock device (“kill” switch) which would turn off the powerful rotational spindle and operating table when the door was opened to inspect the set up. It […]

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Workers Compensation/Personal Injury Case-Policy Limits

by Dean Pavick on January 12, 2017

Our 63 year old client, while at work, was driving a shuttle bus which was struck by a car driven by a teenager. The defendant driver was cited by the police for causing the motor vehicle accident. Our client sustained injuries to his neck, shoulders and upper back. The injured worker underwent left shoulder surgery for a […]

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Permanent Total Disability/Death Claim Award:Silicosis

by Dean Pavick on December 6, 2016

Our client worked for a number of years at a foundry. In 1979, we won our client’s Ohio workers compensation case in court for contaction of silicosis as an occupational disease. In 1989, we had our client declared permanently and totally disabled by the Ohio Industrial Commission. In 2013, our client died from the listed causes […]

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One of my jobs as an Ohio workers compensation attorney is to monitor my clients’ claims for additional conditions. Most Ohio workers compensation claims involve state fund employers in which the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation(BWC) pays for medical treatments and makes compensation payments to the injured worker. The claim is initially allowed for certain conditions by […]

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The Ohio Constitution and workers’ compensation laws grant the employer immunity from negligence lawsuits brought by employees who suffer injuries in the course of and arising out of employment with that employer. The first exception is where there is a non complying employer who fails to establish or maintain workers compensation coverage or fails to […]

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You suffer a work injury and go to an urgent care/occupational health center(either directly after the injury or after being referred by the emergency room staff). Most of these occupational health centers have connections with hospitals or tie ins with companies and employers. In work related injuries initially diagnosed as “soft tissue” injuries such as […]

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Gradual Injury in Ohio Workers Compensation Claim

by Dean Pavick on October 16, 2012

We recently represented a young man who came to us after the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation disallowed his workers compensation claim. The BWC order stated that the injured worker did not sustain a compensable injury in the course of and arising out of his employment.The client had been working on a project for the […]

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