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Workplace Injuries and Worker’s Compensation in Ohio

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Filing a worker’s compensation claim with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is often the first step a person who was injured on the job takes to receive compensation for medical expenses and lost wages.

While these claims can be filed without legal help, if you have been injured at work, it is often in your best interest to seek the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney. Worker’s compensation claims can be denied. Representation by a qualified attorney can increase the odds that your claim will be accepted and will ensure you have an advocate to fight for you in the event of a denial.

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Ohio Accidents and Premises Liability: Who is Responsible?

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Determining who is responsible for your injury may be complicated and often affects whether you are eligible to be compensated for damages related to your accident.

If your accident was due to your own unauthorized or dangerous behavior, you are likely ineligible for compensation. However, if your accident was due to the property's dangerous or defective condition, the owner and/or occupier of the property may be legally responsible for your injury.
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Dog Bites and Strict Liability

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In Ohio, if you have been the victim of a dog bite, the dog's owner, keeper, or harborer is strictly liable for your injuries. In contrast to most personal injury cases, this "strict liability" means you do not have to prove that the dog's owner or caretaker was negligent.
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How Is the Monetary Value of Pain and Suffering Calculated?

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Whether physical or mental, pain and suffering are both an example of "compensatory damages," or damages designed to compensate an injured party for his/her losses related to the injury. Other such damages include medical bills and lost wages.
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Cerebral Palsy and Birth Injury Claims

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A birth injury claim is a specific type of medical malpractice claim involving injuries obtained during or immediately before or after the birth of a child. Cerebral palsy is a life-altering, sometimes severe condition and is one of the more common birth injuries.
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Personal Injury and Compensatory Damages for Economic Loss

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If you, or a loved one, have been injured as the result of another party's negligence or wrongdoing, you may be entitled to compensation for your economic losses. As defined by the Ohio Revised Code, Statute 2307.011, an "economic loss" includes: lost wages/salaries, medical expenses, and any other expenses related to your injury except those resulting from the preparation of your legal claim.
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Ohio Trucking Company Negligence

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Due to the size and weight of semi-trucks and other transport vehicles, trucking accidents often cause severe, catastrophic injuries to the people inside the other involved vehicle. Along with the truck driver, the trucking company may be liable for these injuries if the injuries were caused, at least in part, by the trucking company's negligence.

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Medical Professionals and Medical Malpractice Claims

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When you entrust your health to a medical professional, you expect that professional to be competent and to provide you with services within an accepted standard of care. When you are injured as a result of a violation of that standard of care (including: an omission, a wrongful act or negligence), you may have a medical malpractice claim.

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Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney?

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An injury is an immense stressor that may cause serious emotional and financial consequences. When you have been injured, you need an advocate who will help mitigate those consequences by fighting zealously to protect your rights and interests. A personal injury attorney serves as that advocate. To receive the most out of your attorney-client relationship, you should contact an Ohio personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an injury.

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Five Reasons to File Chapter 7

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To Stop Harassing Phone Calls and Other Collection Actions.

When you file a petition for bankruptcy, you are granted an "automatic stay" from collection actions including: harassing phone calls, wage garnishments, repossession, utility disconnections and collection notices. While this "stay" is not necessarily permanent, it can offer you a much-needed reprieve, and may grant you enough time to get some of your finances in order.

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