Workers injured in trench or excavation-related work may be eligible for compensation
Posted by: Admin on August 16, 2016 in Workers Compensation
Construction workers face a bevy of safety concerns in nearly every aspect of their jobs. For construction workers engaged in trench and excavation work, safety is a paramount concern, given the large number of potential hazards that exist in these volatile and shifting environments.
Pending Law Could Block Motorists from Pursuing Pain and Suffering Damages
Posted by: Admin on August 12, 2016 in Automobile Accident
A bill currently pending in the Ohio House of Representatives could have far-reaching implications for uninsured drivers.
Pokémon NO! Latest Game Craze Spurs Widespread Injuries and Damage
Posted by: Admin on August 5, 2016 in Personal Injury
By now, you’ve probably heard about Pokémon Go, the augmented reality game that has captured the country’s fascination. The game itself prompts players to explore their surroundings and co-mingle with others in their quest, which is fine. Things get problematic, though, when players find themselves in potentially compromising situations—either through their own actions or the actions of others.
Road Rage Can Cause Vehicle Damage and Personal Injuries, and Affect Insurance Coverage—Know Your Rights
Roads throughout Cleveland and other Ohio cities are filled with thousands of vehicles all jockeying for position in the course of traveling their intended routes. If you’re part of that mix, it’s likely that you’ve encountered aggressive or even reckless drivers through the years—drivers tearing and weaving through traffic at unsafe speeds, tailgating, passing on the berm and ignoring street lights, stop signs and other road markers. Such aggressive/reckless driving can cause angst among any or all drivers involved.
Boating and Personal Watercraft Injuries Can Cause Serious Injury or Even Death
Posted by: Admin on July 13, 2016 in Personal Injury
Boating and personal watercrafting can be fun activities for the whole family. Yet they should not be taken lightly—boating and personal watercrafting are dangerous activities, and all too often, accidents occur that can cause serious injuries—even death.
Fireworks Safety is Paramount – When Accidents Happen, Know Your Rights
Posted by: Admin on July 1, 2016 in Personal Injury
We all know them well—the snaps, crackles, pops and thunderous explosions of annual Fourth of July fireworks. We marvel at the grand, professionally staged displays that tower over cities, towns and sporting venues throughout Ohio, while many of us indulge our pyrotechnic yearnings by setting off fireworks of all sizes, shapes and varieties during backyard barbeques and get-togethers. Yet what should be a day of celebration far too often turns tragic when fireworks accidents send scores of people to area emergency rooms.
Concussion Victims May Be Eligible for Compensation
Traumatic head and brain injuries can occur as a result of many different types of accidents, such as car crashes, sports injuries, work injuries, and slip and fall accidents. http://www.nrsinjurylaw.com/attorneysIf they are not properly treated, the condition can become more severe with time and cause serious, life-changing problems.
New Court Ruling Opens Door for Lump Sum Payments for Work-Related Loss of Arm or Leg
Posted by: Admin on May 24, 2016 in Workers Compensation
Losing a limb or appendage at work is a horrifying, excruciatingly painful, traumatic and life-changing event. When such a tragic accident occurs, the injured worker is entitled to medical treatment, recovery time and compensation through the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). Thanks to a May 12 ruling by the 8th District Court of Appeals, the BWC must begin issuing lump sum payments to injured workers who have lost an arm or a leg in a workplace accident.
Dog Bite Victims May Be Eligible for Compensation
Last month, an Elyria woman was arrested after her pit bull mix attacked another woman as she walked along the sidewalk in the 1200 block of Middle Avenue. According to a police report, the 50-pound pit bull mix bit the 59-year-old victim several times on her hands. Dog attacks and dog bites must not be treated lightly. A dog bite is a serious injury; it can cause permanent scarring and major bodily damage, as well as emotional trauma that potentially lasts a lifetime. Ohio has strict statutory liability for dog bites. In other words, Ohio law explicitly makes dog owners liable for every bite—including the first one.
Learn Which Medical Expenses are Covered Under Workers’ Compensation Rules
If you become injured or sick on the job, workers’ compensation (WC) benefits can be of great benefit to you by helping you cover certain crucial and often large costs. Under Ohio WC regulations, you as an employee will get paid and have medical costs covered if you elect to receive WC benefits. In return, you give up the right to sue your employer over the injury or illness you incurred.