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How an SSDI Applicant’s Functional Limitations Are Judged

Posted Date: August 8, 2017 | Categories: Social Security Disability Attorneys - SSD Lawyers Cleveland Ohio

Qualifying to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits depends on having what the Social Security Administration considers “marked” or “extreme” functional limitations. The limitation can be physical, mental, or both, but they must be judged serious enough to prevent the applicant from working 8 hours a day for five days a week at a […]

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Workers’ Compensation for Emotional Distress

Posted Date: July 21, 2017 |

Ohio’s workers’ compensation program will provide benefits to a person who develops a mental disorder or emotional problem because he or she suffered an injury or contracted an occupational illness on the job. Workers’ comp in Ohio, however, does not directly cover job-related stress, anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).   The distinction regarding […]

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Do I Need an Attorney for This? How to Know

Posted Date: July 5, 2017 |

You almost definitely need an attorney to provide advice and representation on the legal problems you face; it does not matter what the problem is or who you are.   We recognize that this answer comes across as glib — and possibly unhelpful. We also know it has been given in many other contexts. Still, […]

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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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