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Our client had three fingers amputated on the job over 40 years ago when he was 18 years old. He returned to work but was later hospitalized for diabetes. We had the claim additionally allowed by the Industrial Commission for aggravation of a pre-existing diabetic condition. Years later our client became blind in one eye […]

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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 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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Twenty-first century internet access to Ohio workers compensation documents, information and forms has given injured workers powerful tools to assist them in processing their workers compensation claims. No longer does the claimant generally have to go down to the local BWC office and file a claim application, personally file documents or review their paper claim […]

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In a 7-0 decision, the Supreme Court of Ohio upheld the Industrial Commission’s finding of permanent total disability for an Ohio injured worker whose 1998 workplace accident resulted in a serious low back disability which made her medically incapable of all sustained remunerative employment.The medical reports relied upon by the IC described an extremely limited […]

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