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THE MONTHLY HMMM... Are Nursing Home Workers at a Greater Risk of Injury?

June 15, 2020 by Joseph A. Moro
Nursing home worker helping the senior.

Nursing home workers are injured on the job far more frequently than one might think. In fact, data shows that nurses and health aides consistently have one of the highest rates of occupational injury and illness in the nation. The...

The Monthly HMMM... Can I Be Fired While Out on Ohio Workers’ Compensation?

April 8, 2020 by Joseph A. Moro
Injured man filing for injury claims.

Sometimes injured workers fear that by filing a workers’ compensation claim, their employer will retaliate and/or fire them.  If you find yourself in this situation, know that the law protects you. You have a right to file a claim and...

The Monthly HMMM... Am I Suing My Employer When I Hire a Workers' Comp Attorney?

March 30, 2020 by Steven D. Maas
Injured worker filing for workers compensation claim.

You have probably heard the term “workers’ compensation” before – even if you have never previously needed to file a claim. However, you may have many questions about what it means to file a workers’ compensation claim. You may wonder...

The Monthly HMMM... Could Waiting Too Long to File Workers' Comp Hurt Me Even More?

February 4, 2020 by Steven D. Maas
Woman in wheelchair holding her medical records.

If you get hurt at work, you may have many reasons for waiting to tell your employer about it or file a workers’ compensation claim. You may think the injury isn’t so serious – a little bump on the head,...

Can I Collect Both Ohio Workers' Compensation Benefits and Social Security Disability Benefits?

December 9, 2019 by Joseph A. Moro
Disabled woman on the phone reading her SSD benefits.

If you get hurt on the job or suffer from a work-related illness, you may be eligible for both Ohio workers’ compensation benefits and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. However, the two types of benefits are different in several...

Worker's Comp Benefits for Repetitive Motion Injuries: What You Need to Know

November 25, 2019 by Richard L. Magill
Businessman suffering from repetitive strain injury.

When you do the same tasks at work – day after day, hour after hour – it takes a toll on your body. A construction worker, for instance, may have to constantly bend, twist and lift heavy materials, while a...

How Do I File an Appeal for My Workers' Comp Claim?

December 14, 2018 by Steven D. Maas
Injured patient consulting her lawyer about injury claim.

Ohio law provides workers’ compensation benefits to most workers who are injured while on the job. However, all too often, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation denies legitimate claims. If this recently occurred to you, don’t let it be the...

Is There a Vocational Job Training Program for Injured Workers?

October 3, 2018 by Richard L. Magill
vocational rehabilitation

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) vocational rehabilitation program focuses on restoring or maximizing an injured worker’s abilities and minimizing absences from work. The program places a strong emphasis on helping the injured worker return to a position with...

What Is the FROI-1 and How Does It Affect My Ohio Workers’ Compensation Claim?

September 5, 2018 by Richard L. Magill
Injured patient from work consulting lawyer for claims.

Being hurt at work can be one of the biggest financial setbacks an Ohio family can experience. Here in Northeastern Ohio, our communities were built by strong, independent, and hardworking men and women who often put in more than a...

How to Prove an Injury Happened at Work

August 6, 2018 by Steven D. Maas
Man helping the woman injured at work.

Workers’ compensation benefits can be a lifeline for employees injured on the job, particularly if they are temporarily or permanently unable to return to work. Most employers offer some form of workers’ comp insurance, but getting access to the benefits...

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