i was stuck by a 300lb.rack while unloading my truck.this company did not drug test me nor have me get a physical.which by ohio law is required for all CDL drivers.Do I have a case here to sue them for damages?
In Ohio, an employee who is injured at work is eligible to receive Workers' Compensation benefits. Those benefits can include Wage Loss, Temporary Total Disability, Permanent Partial Disability, and Permanent Total Disability, depending on the severity of the injury and length of treatment. Ohio has a 'no fault' system, which means that most people, regardless of whether they were at fault, are eligible to receive benefits.
Because Ohio has adopted a Workers' Comp system, absent willful, wanton, or intentional conduct by your employer, you cannot 'sue' your employer for typical personal injury damages such as pain and suffering. Instead, you must proceed through the Workers' Comp system, which can be time-consuming and frustrating.
You would be best served contacting a Central-Ohio Workers' Compensation attorney. Most Workers' Comp attorneys will agree to review your claim for free and will represent you on a contingency basis, meaning that there is never an hourly fee - instead the attorney's fees are a portion of your recovery.
Best of luck with your recuperation. Should you desire, I can provide you with a list of Central-Ohio Workers' Comp attorneys who would serve you well.See question
I live in Ohio and I don't have auto insurance. I just got the car bot even a week ago and was waiti.g until payday so I could start a policy. I hit someone who ran a stop sign.. she got cited, I did not. Will her insurance pay for my damages??
You can have a valid claim for personal injury damages or property damage, despite not having automobile insurance. You'll have to work with her auto insurer to reimburse you for your vehicle repairs.See question
I was struck by a car while walking across the street. went to treatment for 6 months and was finished in december 2010. Everytime i call the firm they say he (my lawyer) is out of the office and will get back to me. Since the case started there h...
Yes, you can fire your attorney. You control the attorney-client relationship. Should you fire your attorney, based upon the fee agreement you signed, your attorney may ask you to pay some minor costs, such as the costs of records, postage, etc.
As the previous commentor noted, you only have two years from the date of the collision to file a lawsuit seeking damages. Since time is running out on your case (if it hasn't run out already), you'll need to act quickly.See question
I was referred to get medical treatment in another city due to a surgical procedure which left me unable to work since September 2011 and the inability to move or use my left hand. The attending physician verbally informed me that I had a f...
Proving medical malpractice is notoriously difficult and expensive, and therefore, only a handful of attorneys in Ohio make it part of their practice.
In order to prevail on a claim of medical malpractice, the plaintiff show the standard of care recognized by the medical community, the failure of the defendant doctor to meet that standard of care and a direct causal connection between the negligent medical act and the plaintiff's injuries.
Attorneys who practice medical negligence will often agree to meet with a potential plaintiff for no charge, in order to interview the potential plaintiff and review medical records for the purposes of determining if a valid claim exists.See question
It is simply an additional response by a party to a lawsuit providing the other party with additional discovery (documents, interrogatories, admissions, etc.)See question
I was caught shoplifting laying cards and opened 24 dollars worth. Walmart security told me I would only be charged 3 times the amount of the cards value. I am 19 years old and I don't have 200 dollars laying around. Now not only that but my girlf...
I wouldn't ignore the letters, because it's possible that should you refuse to pay WalMart could attempt to press criminal charges against you through your local prosecutor or file a civil lawsuit against you. Because the value of the items you attempted to steal were so low in value, it is less likely they will press charges or sue you than if you stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise.
Perhaps you could call a telephone number listed on the letters, explain your financial situation and you girlfriend's non-involvement and attempt to reach an agreement whereas you would pay a smaller amount of money for Walmart to consider their civil demand settled.
Good luck.See question
What is the procedure for collecting damages?
Its difficult to give a full answer based on the lack of facts in your question, but because of Ohio's broad grant of prosecutorial immunity, you may not have additional options. Prosecutors in Ohio are entitled to absolute immunity when their activities are intimately associated with the judicial phase of the criminal process. The grant of immunity does not extend to investigative or administrative functions. If you desire to continue with any claims you may have, consult with an attorney in your area who practices civil litigation to explore any options you may have remaining.See question
I was attacked by a dog while running through a neighborhood. The dog came out of a garage and across the road to the other side where I was running and attacked me. The owner came out of the garage and yelled for the dog who eventuallly let go an...
There are some services that plaintiff's attorneys use to find out insurance information, but in your case, its advisable to file a lawsuit against the individual and his girlfriend in your local common pleas court. Should he or she have insurance, they will contact their insurer in order to get legal representation. Should they not have insurance, they'll need to contact an attorney to provide them with representation. Either way, you'll be taking control of the situation and doing what is necessary to get proper compensation for your injuries.
Speaking with a personal injury attorney in your area will allow you to understand your proper measure of damages. Most, if not all injury attorneys will agree to consult with you for free and will take your case on a contingency basis, never charging you an hourly fee.
I am available to speak with you about your options, should you desire to give me a call.See question
i was recently offered a settlement from my former employer which was disrespectfully low. I rejected their first offer and now they are wanting me to submit a counter offer in this matter. i have been representing myself up until this point. I a...
Consult with a labor and employment lawyer in your area by searching on Avvo.com. A lawyer may be able to help you properly calculate your possible recovery, or, through a review of the facts of your case, suggest a better course of action.See question
i passed out in a store with my son and was rushed to the hospital. right befor the incident i drunk two "rip it" energy drinks and then my chest was starting to feel funny. and thats all i remember i woke up in the hospital hooked up to machines...
Can you sue them? Sure. Your biggest hurdle, however, would be convincing a jury (or the manufacturer's insurance company) that the drink CAUSED your fainting and hospitalization. Doing so may require some extensive medical testing, likely at your cost.
If you feel strongly that you're a physically fit person and have never had fainting spells like this before, you should contact a personal injury attorney in your area and ask to meet with them regarding your possible.See question