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  • Aggravation of a Pre-Existing Condition - Ohio Workers' Compensation

    Aggravation of a Pre-Existing Condition Ohio Workers' Compensation claims which took place before August 25, 2006 did not have the legal requirement to prove that a susbstantial aggravation to a pre-existing condition. Prior to August 25th, the legal requirement was simply s...

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  • Ohio Dog Bite Cases - Owners Beware

    In Ohio, dog attacks / bites are governed by statute. There is strict liability against the dog owner. The Ohio Revised Code states that a dog may be killed for certain acts; owner liable for damages. Pursuant to O.R.C Section 955.28(B) The owner, keeper, or harbo...

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  • Can I receive Ohio Work Comp Permanent Total Disability, if I am on SSD ?

    If you receive Social Security Disability or Ohio Public Employee Retirement System Disability, youre still entitled to seek Ohio Workers Compensation Permanent Total Disability (PTD) Compensation. For more information, read on . . . Under current law, there are offsets agains...

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  • I got hurt on my new job, but I have an older Ohio workers’ comp claim. What should I do?

    I got hurt on my new job, but I have an older Ohio workers comp claim. Every year, the Ohio BWC, increases the payment rate for temporary total disability (TTD) and permanent partial disability (PPD) compensation. If you are injure your back in 2011 and you have an older ...

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  • Don’t let this happen to you. OHIO BWC and Statute of Limitations !

    Dont let this happen to you. OHIO BWC and Statute of Limitations ! Once again I met a new client and checked with the BWC as to older claims. The individual had 4 older claims, that died because he had never requested his injury award. What a shame. The dead claims were proba...

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  • Educating the public about Media and Insurance Company propoganda about “frivolous lawsuits”

    Educating the public about Media and Insurance Company propoganda about frivolous lawsuits The documentary, Hot Coffee, was built around educating the public about the truth of the McDonalds Coffee case. This documentary was screened at the Sundance Film festival and was ult...

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  • Ohio BWC Amputations and Loss of Use Awards

    Ohio Workers' Compensation Provides benefits for catastrophic Amputation and/or Loss of Use . These awards include, but are not limited to, Ankylosis of Finger / Toe Joint (Frozen Joint); Contracture of Fingers; Loss of Hand; Loss of Use of Hand; Loss of Arm; Loss of Use of ...

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  • Ohio Workers' Compensation Lump Sum Settlement

    Ohio Workers' Compensation Lump Sum Settlement - Should you 'cash out' your claim? Is that the right move to make? If you have an allowed OhioBWC claim, you are eligible to seek workers' compensation benefits. You might be contacted by the employer or the employer's representa...

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  • Mike Gruhin - Cleveland Ohio Attorney for PUNCH PRESS ACCIDENTS - AMPUTATIONS – DEGLOVING INJURIES

    PUNCH PRESS ACCIDENTS - AMPUTATIONS DEGLOVING INJURIES - Due to the size, force, and power of such machines, punch press malfunctions can cause gruesome and life-altering injuries. Victims may have a limb amputated, fingers amputated, hand de-gloving injuries, suffer serious ...

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  • Mike Gruhin -Cleveland Ohio VSSR (Vioaltion of Specific Safety rule) in addition to work comp claim

    Violation of a Specific Safety Requirement An injured worker may be entitled to an additional award if the employer violates a specific safety requirement (VSSR) enacted for the protection of the life, health or safety of employees. Read on.......Do you think your employe...

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