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 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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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 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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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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