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Primary Insurance Amount in Social Security Disability Determinations

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Oct 26, 2018 4:31:02 PM

When you or your loved one suffer from a disability, getting the assistance you need can make a world of difference for you and your family.  To get the full measure of benefits, though, is not easy.  It takes not only proving your eligibility, but making sure your benefits are calculated correctly and paying out at the maximum rate allowed in your particular circumstances.  This means understanding complicated formulas and concepts, like the primary insurance amount.

If this sounds confusing, that is because it is.  The Social Security Administration does admirable work administering a variety of disability and retirement benefits, but it is a large, federal agency governed by extremely complex laws, regulations, and limitations.  If you are like most people, dealing with the bureaucracy of the SSA can seem daunting—even impossible.  But you do not have to face the SSA alone.

Dedicated lawyers like those of Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA represent many clients just like you who are applying for or appealing for disability benefits.  Having an experienced Social Security disability attorney representing you can expedite your claims, improve the quality and thoroughness of your benefits application, and protect your right to receive the full measure of benefits allowed by law.

Call or email now to contact an attorney and find out more about how your benefits amount may be calculated.  Or, to learn the basics of how the primary insurance amount can affect your Social Security disability, read on below.

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Topics: Social Security

Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Death Claims

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Oct 26, 2018 2:24:56 PM

When Ohio workers suffer work-related injuries or illnesses, their on-the-job injuries can affect those who count on them.  Families feel both the heartache of seeing their loved one suffer and the financial stress and upheaval of lost wages and medical expenses.  In these situations, workers’ compensation benefits may be able to ease your family’s burden in a difficult time.  But what happens when the injured or ill worker dies as the result of his or her work-related injury?

If your loved one sustained a life-ending injury or illness related to their employment, Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s workers’ compensation benefits lawyers are available now to help you and your family in your time of need.  Under Ohio workers’ compensation laws, families may be eligible to receive benefits following the lost of an injured worker’s life.

Call or email now to schedule a free consultation regarding your death claim and find out how we can fight for your family.  Or, to learn more about death claims in the Ohio workers’ compensation benefits system, read on below.

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Topics: Workers' compensation

Average Weekly Wage in Workers’ Compensation Claims

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Oct 20, 2018 9:24:00 PM

If you or your family member were injured at work, Ohio’s workers’ compensation program may be available to assist you financially in your time of need.  If you are like most other Ohioans, though, chances are you do not know much about how your workers’ compensation payments will be calculated.  In fact, the term “average weekly wage” may be completely foreign to you, and that is okay.

The workers’ compensation lawyers of Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA know that understanding your rights and benefits eligibility is difficult.  To non-lawyers, the applications, evidentiary requirements, and appeals process can make filing a workers’ compensation application seem impossible.  That is why Lowe Eklund offers free consultations to Ohio workers and their families following an on-the-job injury.

When you call or visit the office, your attorney will take the time to help you understand your eligibility, your obligations, and how your benefits will be calculated.  With experienced counsel to guide you through the workers’ compensation system, you can expedite your claim and ensure that you receive the most assistance available in your case.

For a one-on-one consultation, call or email now.  Or, to learn more about how your benefits may be calculated based on your average weekly wage, read on below.

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Topics: Workers' compensation

What Is an Implied Warranty in Ohio Product Liability?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Oct 16, 2018 9:48:35 PM

When a manufacturer offers a warranty on their product, consumers have an easier time understanding what to expect from the product.  If a manufacturer states that a product can perform some task or last so many years, it is clear what the manufacturer is promising. 

But does this mean that products only have to do what is explicitly promised by the manufacturer?  In addition to explicit warranties, is there such a thing as an implied warranty in product liability law?

Product liability law can be difficult to grasp, but product liability lawyers like those at Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA continue to help Ohioans understand their rights and their next steps following a product-related injury.  While careless manufacturers and greedy businesses have no shortage of ways to elude liability for their unsafe products, an experienced attorney from Lowe Eklund will fight for you and your family.

So if you or a loved one were injured by a product without an explicit warranty, can you still pursue a product liability claim?

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Topics: product liability

Does Private Disability Insurance Affect Your Right to Social Security Disability?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Oct 13, 2018 11:00:53 PM

When workers suffer disability due to injury, illness, or medical conditions, their lives and their families can be turned upside down.  Without even mentioning the personal and psychological turmoil, workers and their loved ones face the threat of lost wages, medical and care expenses, and serious questions about how they will finance their care and their future.

Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s experienced team of Social Security disability attorneys understands these concerns.  That is why Lowe Eklund works with clients to identify all potential sources of compensation and assistance, from personal injury claims to workers’ compensation to insurance and Social Security disability.

One question that can arise in the context of disabilities is whether Social Security disability benefits may be affected by other types of compensation or financial assistance.  Specifically, if you are like more than one third of all workers, does your private disability insurance affect your right to receive Social Security disability?

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Topics: Social Security

Supplemental Security Income vs. Social Security Disability: What’s the Difference?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Oct 12, 2018 8:19:59 PM

The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers various programs for seniors and the disabled to receive financial assistance.  When an injury or medical condition leaves individuals unable to provide for themselves, an SSA program can be a lifeline for those in need.

But which program may be available for you or your family member?  The eligibility qualifications for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security disability are quite different.  What programs are available and which may provide resources to you or your loved one should be understood from the outset of the application process to ensure timely and effective filing for benefits.

If you or a family member are in need of financial assistance and you believe Social Security may be an option, contacting an experienced SSI and Social Security disability attorney at Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA provides you with the opportunity to receive a free consultation regarding your options and your rights. 

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Topics: Social Security

Personal Injuries, Disability, and Social Security Benefits

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Oct 9, 2018 8:10:00 PM

If you or a loved one suffer a personal injury, illness, or medical condition, your family’s future could very well depend on taking the right steps to recover financial compensation and assistance.  With stakes this high, you deserve to have an experienced legal team at your disposal to help you receive all monies to which you are entitled, including personal injury settlements and judgments, workers’ compensation, and/or Social Security benefits.

As a leader in Ohio personal injury representation, Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA has helped countless injured and afflicted individuals recover compensation for their injuries.  But often times a personal injury award is only part of the compensation equation.

With in-house workers’ compensation and Social Security disability attorneys here to help you, Lowe Eklund has the resources and experience to help you collect financial compensation and assistance from all available sources following your injury, illness, condition, or disability.

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Topics: Social Security, Disability

Monetary Awards in Ohio Workers’ Compensation

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Oct 7, 2018 10:37:00 PM

When injuries occur on the job, monetary awards from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation can make a huge difference for employees and their families.  Whether covering medical expenses, lost wages, or future costs, an adequate award can help those affected by workplace injuries maintain or adjust their lifestyle in their time of need.

Getting the full monetary awards available from workers’ compensation can be difficult.  Having an experienced Ohio workers’ comp law firm like Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA represent you or your loved one can expedite the process, protect your rights, and help you get the full value of your claim.

But what types of monetary awards are available under Ohio law?  Read on to learn more about the types of compensation available.  Or, if you would like a free consultation, call or email Lowe Eklund’s dedicated attorneys now.

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Topics: Workers' compensation

Does Ohio Have an Assigned Risk Plan for Workers’ Comp?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Sep 30, 2018 7:11:00 PM

Ohio employees injured in a work-related accident face a lot of challenges.  Families of injured workers typically must wrestle with lost wages, medical expenses, personal upheaval, and a great deal of uncertainty about the future.  Fortunately, Ohio’s workers’ compensation laws do provide a level of security for those hard-working Ohioans injured on the job.

But what happens if an employer cannot obtain workers’ compensation insurance?  Is that something that can happen in Ohio?  Do employers have access to an assigned risk plan to guarantee coverage?  These are just some of the questions many non-lawyers have regarding workers’ compensation coverage.

If you have these or other questions regarding a workers’ compensation claim, call or email Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s experienced workers’ comp lawyers now for a completely free consultation.  To check out the answer to questions about assigned risk plans in Ohio keep reading below.

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Topics: Workers' compensation

Are Product Liability Claims Controlled by Ohio’s Commercial Code?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Sep 28, 2018 8:00:00 PM

To those unfamiliar with Ohio law, understanding the difference between the Ohio Unified Commercial Code and Ohio’s product liability law can be difficult.  Non-lawyers often have heard the phrase “commercial code” in daily life and can have false or misguided ideas about how the commercial code affects a product liability injury case.

Fortunately for those injured by a defective or dangerous product, Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s skilled product liability lawyers are available now to help answer any questions you may have regarding your or your family member’s product-related injury.  An experienced attorney can help you determine your rights, your damages, and your best course of action if you were injured by a defective product.

Call or email Lowe Eklund now, or continue reading for a quick explanation of the difference between Ohio’s commercial code and product liability statutes.

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Topics: product liability