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Medical Negligence vs. Medical Malpractice: What’s the Difference?

Posted Date: June 14, 2017 | Categories: Medical Malpractice Attorneys Cleveland, Ohio

Medical malpractice is medical negligence. The may not seem like an answer to the question posed in the title, but it stands as the best explanation. There really is no difference in the overwhelming majority of cases. Proving medical malpractice requires showing that a health care provider or facility acted negligently or recklessly in ways […]

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Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits You May be Entitled To

Posted Date: May 16, 2017 | Categories: Workers' Compensation Attorneys Cleveland Ohio

One of the many reasons applying for and receiving workers’ compensation benefits in Ohio is so difficult is that payments can come in many different forms. Succeeding with a workers’ comp claim depends in large part on asking for what the Ohio Workers’ Compensation office considers the “right” type of benefit. And that determination depends […]

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Common Types of Birth Injuries Caused by Malpractice

Posted Date: April 26, 2017 | Categories: Medical Malpractice Attorneys Cleveland, Ohio

Some of the most common serious birth injuries to newborns are Brachial plexus palsy, which is also known as Erb’s palsy and is usually caused by excessive stretching of the neck during delivery. Damage to the nerves that control movement and feeling in the shoulder, arm and hand leave the child unable to use the […]

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What Types of Accidents Cause Personal Injury?

Posted Date: April 5, 2017 | Categories: Personal Injury Attorneys in Cleveland, Ohio

Personal injuries and wrongful deaths result from many causes. They also take many forms, ranging from cuts and bruises to broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and cerebral palsy. Fortunately, victims have undeniable rights to hold the people or organizations that harm them accountable. Parents can seek insurance settlements for injured children, and a designated family […]

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Slips, Falls, and Other Winter-Related Accidents

Posted Date: March 1, 2017 | Categories: Personal Injury Attorneys in Cleveland, Ohio

Tough winters define Cleveland almost as much as hard-luck NFL seasons. The snow and ice that cover northeastern Ohio from early November to late March do more than make Clevelanders pine for spring. They create slip, fall, and car crash hazards that put everyone at increased risks for serious injuries and death. The Agee Clymer […]

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What Types of Disability Benefits Can I Receive as an Injured Worker?

Posted Date: February 2, 2017 | Categories: Personal Injury Attorneys in Cleveland, Ohio, Workers' Compensation Attorneys Cleveland Ohio

A work-related injury or illness may make you eligible to receive benefits from one or more government or private program. Options for making up lost wages, covering medical bills and receiving compensation for the infliction of harm are summarized very briefly below. While each program enforces different rules for qualifying for payments, they all require […]

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Can an Intentional Tort Be Filed Alongside a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Posted Date: January 19, 2017 | Categories: Workers' Compensation Attorneys Cleveland Ohio

Ohio law makes it very difficult, but not impossible, for an injured worker to succeed with an intentional tort lawsuit against his or her employer. So, while the simplest answer to the question of whether someone who gets hurt on the job can sue his or her company while also pursuing workers’ compensation benefits is […]

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Do I Pay Taxes on My Workers’ Compensation Settlement?

Posted Date: December 14, 2016 | Categories: Workers' Compensation Attorneys Cleveland Ohio

No. Neither the IRS nor the State of Ohio treats workers’ compensation benefits as income for tax purposes. You will have to have been injured or made sick on the job and then fight through a tough claims process; the silver lining to this process is the tax-free status of a workers’ comp claim. Money […]

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How Are SSDI and SSI Different?

Posted Date: December 8, 2016 | Categories: Long & Short Term Disability Attorney Cleveland, Ohio

SSDI and SSI are the principal disability benefits programs operated by the U.S. federal government. While both are available to the same groups of people whose physical, mental, or emotional health leaves them unable to work, the programs use different eligibility criteria. As summarized on the Social Security website, the basic differences are that Social […]

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How to Appeal a Short-Term Disability Denial

Posted Date: November 21, 2016 | Categories: Long & Short Term Disability Attorney Cleveland, Ohio

Many public and private programs exist to provide short-term disability benefits to injured and ill workers in Ohio. These include Ohio Workers’ Compensation Personal and company insurance Funds like the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) and the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio.

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