workers compensation claim

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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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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Partial Settlement Of Ohio PTD Workers Compensation Claim

by Dean Pavick on December 15, 2014

Our client injured her low back at work in 1998. She thereafter underwent surgery for an L4-5 herniated disc and spinal stenosis.The injured worker eventually became extremely depressed due to failure of the low back surgery to improve her condition.EMG and NCT tests revealed nerve damage affecting her legs.Her orthopaedic surgeon referred her to a […]

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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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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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We recently received a phone call from a young man(we’ll call “Joe”) from Akron who was injured several months ago when he fell off of an extension ladder which suddenly shifted on him. Joe suffered multiple fractures and is expected to be off work at least one year. Joe was working alone at the time […]

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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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