When Do I Need a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Oct 31, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Injuries on the job can occur in any work environment.  It does not matter whether you work on a construction site, in the office, operating a motor vehicle, in a hospital, or in any other venue—when you are injured at work you have certain rights.  But when do you need to consult a workers’ compensation lawyer? 

Call a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Immediately

In the event of any work-related injury, it is important to consult an experienced workers comp attorney at the earliest opportunity.  This includes all manner of injuries, even those that do not result in missed time at work. 

By calling for a free consultation with Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA, our workers’ compensation lawyers can review the circumstances surrounding your injury and help you find the best path forward with a potential claim.  This includes helping you understand whether your injury may be compensable under Ohio’s workers’ compensation laws.

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Topics: Workers' compensation

Should I Hire a Truck Accident Lawyer?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Oct 30, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Truck accidents in Ohio are common.  Unfortunately, this means that injuries and wrongful death caused by truck accidents are common, too.  If you or a loved one have been injured in a crash involving a semi or other truck, it is recommended that you contact a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible.

While everyone is required to share the road, large trucks can wreak a disproportionate amount of havoc when negligence, distracted driving, drunk driving, or drowsy driving are involved.  Ordinary cars, vans, and pick-ups can sustain significantly more damage when involved in a truck accident.  This leads to heightened property damages, and an increased risk of personal injury.

These physical differences are just the tip of the truck accident iceberg.  Key differences in the law, the typical accident scenarios, and the operation of the vehicles themselves make truck crash cases complex.  What follows are a few of the reasons why, if you or a loved one were injured, you need an experienced truck accident lawyer.

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Topics: truck accidents

A Car Accident Personal Injury Attorney Should Always Review Your Claim

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Sep 30, 2017 3:59:46 PM

When someone is injured in a car accident, personal injury attorneys provide victims with a voice.  Whether arguing before the court or fighting against greedy insurance companies, a lawyer can help you stand up for your right to compensation for your injuries.

Many car accident victims, though, do not consult with a personal injury lawyer following a crash.  Some choose to settle with an insurance company on their own.  Others do not think their injuries are serious enough for a case.  Others still believe that their partial responsibility makes a successful lawsuit impossible.

Whatever their reasons, these poor victims disadvantage themselves by not consulting a car accident personal injury attorney. 

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Topics: car accidents

How to Choose an Ohio Injury Lawyer

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Sep 27, 2017 9:49:53 PM

Selecting the right Ohio injury lawyer can make all the difference to you and your family following a personal injury or wrongful death.  Of course, everyone wants legal counsel who will passionately represent them.  But there are many additional qualities that are important to consider when hiring an attorney.

The right lawyer for you may not necessarily be the right lawyer for someone else.  The trial team at Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA, works with you to fully understand your needs, set and meet your expectations, and deliver the personal experience you should expect from trusted legal counsel.

If you or a loved one are thinking about hiring an Ohio injury lawyer, here are a few of the qualities that you may wish to consider.

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Cleveland Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Aug 30, 2017 6:16:02 AM

Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s motorcycle accident lawyers have seen firsthand the personal and financial devastation of motor cycle accident injuries.  Motorcycle accidents can cause injury, death, loss of ability to work, personal and social upheaval, and many other damages to a driver or rider.

Compared to non-motorcycle crashes, those injured in motor cycle accidents frequently have more severe injuries and a more difficult time dealing with difficult insurance companies.  That is why it is imperative that you or your loved one contact an experienced Cleveland motorcycle accident lawyer following a motorcycle crash.

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Topics: motorcycle accidents

Medical Errors and Malpractice Injuries: How Medical Lawyers Can Help

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Aug 25, 2017 11:20:52 PM

It is no secret that the deck is stacked against patients injured by doctors and hospitals.  Large, powerful healthcare companies and their large, powerful malpractice insurers often care more about their profit margin than about the lives of those injured by medical errors and malpractice.

Fortunately for the innocent victims of medical malpractice, Ohio’s medical lawyers are empowered by law to help those injured by malpractice recover compensation for their injuries.  In fact, the lawyers of Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA have helped injured Ohioans collect millions of dollars in damages suffered as the result of medical and surgical malpractice.

While facing down an irresponsible or reckless healthcare professional or system can seem daunting, the right medical lawyers can help you stand up to businesses that so dangerously put profit ahead of health and safety.

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Topics: medical malpractice

The Ohio State Fair Accident and Ohio's Amusement Ride Laws

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Aug 2, 2017 11:25:31 AM

Tragedy struck at the Ohio State Fair on July 26, 2017 as one man was killed and several others were injured by a malfunctioning amusement park ride.  This devastating incident has many justifiably concerned about their safety at fairs and amusement parks.

The team at Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA is available now to help you and your loved ones if you were injured at an amusement park or fair.  Amusement ride patrons are entitled to enjoy rides free from unreasonable risks and dangers, and anyone who is injured should consult an experienced personal injury lawyer.

Read on for the fast facts that Ohioans should know about amusement rides and their safety.

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Topics: Ohio State Fair Accident

Nursing Home Abuse: Separating Myth from Fact

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 25, 2017 12:03:54 AM

Everyone agrees that instances of nursing home abuse are cause for alarm.  But most people do not understand the various types of abuse that can occur, and the shocking frequency of physical, emotional, and financial abuse that our loved ones endure. 

When families make the decision to place an elderly or special needs loved one in a nursing home facility, they expect both healthcare professionals and staff to treat their family members with respect, kindness, and dignity.  Sadly, whether because of profit-hungry policies or negligent hiring, many nursing home facilities do not take proper care of their patients.

Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s nursing home abuse lawyers are available now to help you and your loved ones understand your rights if you believe abuse has occurred.

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Topics: nursing home injuries

Who is Responsible for Passenger Injuries in an Auto Accident?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jun 30, 2017 9:43:02 PM

Many car and truck accidents involve injuries to vehicle passengers.  Who is at fault for (and who is financially liable for) a passenger’s injuries is not always easy to figure out.  For this reason it is important when a passenger is injured in an auto accident to contact a Cleveland car accident lawyer.

Why You Need an Auto Accident Attorney when Dealing with Insurance Companies

Auto insurance companies are notorious for their efforts to achieve a quick settlement with injured crash victims.  The reasons they do this are many: to prevent individuals from seeking the advice of legal counsel who may be able to determine additional liabilities; to prevent individuals from more thoroughly estimate the amount of damages suffered; and to prevent individuals from hiring legal counsel to negotiate on their behalf for a more appropriate settlement.

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Topics: car accidents

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Protect the Rights of Injured Patients

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jun 22, 2017 11:13:48 PM

A study published in 2016 estimated that approximately 250,000 deaths occur each year in the U.S. as the result of medical errors.  Despite this alarming statistic, medical malpractice claims continue to decrease, and injured patients and their families are left to cope with the aftermath of medical malpractice because of restrictive laws that limit patients’ rights.

In short, medical malpractice may be killing up to a quarter of a million Americans each year, and those responsible are getting away with it.  But injured patients and families still have rights under the law. 

If you or your family have been injured by a doctor or healthcare professional’s negligence, a medical malpractice lawyer may be your only chance to receive the just compensation you deserve.

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Topics: medical malpractice