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

Ohio Workers’ Compensation Insurance: What Employees Should Know

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Sep 26, 2018 7:01:00 PM

When employees are injured on the job, they may face physical issues, medical bills, lost wages, and serious personal difficulty.  Ohio law protects these injured employees by requiring Ohio employers to carry worker’s compensation insurance. 

But how does workers’ compensation insurance work?  Does your employer have coverage?  And what happens if your employer did not have insurance at the time of your on-the-job injury?

For answers to these and other questions, check out our quick guide below.  But remember: if you or a loved one suffered a work-related injury, you need to contact an Ohio workers’ compensation lawyer to protect your rights and claims.  Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s experienced attorneys can help you cut through the red tape and maximize your workers’ compensation award.

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Topics: Workers' compensation

Diagnosis, Treatment, and Post-Treatment: Medical Malpractice at All Stages of Patient Care

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Sep 24, 2018 8:08:00 PM

Medical malpractice may become apparent during diagnosis, treatment, and even years after treatment occurred.  Depending on when errors occur and when they are discovered, your medical malpractice lawsuit may involve varied and complex legal issues.

Below is a review of how the stage at which malpractice occurs or becomes apparent may affect your case.  Before continuing, though, it should be stressed that anyone who has been injured as the result of medical malpractice in Ohio should consult an experienced malpractice attorney as soon as possible.  Having an attorney like those of Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA representing you and your family can both limit your stress and improve your chance to recover the compensation you deserve.

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Topics: medical malpractice

GM Recall Lawyers: Power Steering Issue Linked to Over a Million Unsafe Vehicles

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Sep 14, 2018 9:26:50 AM

On September 13, 2018, automobile manufacturer General Motors announced a recall of more than 1 million vehicles in the U.S.  The vehicles, both pickup trucks and sports utility vehicles, are being recalled because of a power steering defect that has been shown to increase the risk of crash.  According to the Associated Press, 30 crashes related to the defect have been reported, including 2 injuries. 

A GM recall issued previously addressed a similar power steering problem in other GM vehicles, suggesting that GM may have known about the defect at issue in the current recall.  Why the manufacturer delayed addressing this dangerous issue for over a year remains unanswered.  Unfortunately, accidents and injuries can likely be attributed to the delay.

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Topics: product recalls, product liability

Ohio Medical Malpractice Verdicts and Settlements

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Sep 10, 2018 6:17:00 PM

Ever since hospital and insurance lobbyists successfully limited injured patients’ rights in the early 2000s, Ohioans and families have had a much harder time holding negligent medical professionals accountable for their negligence.

But personal injury attorneys like the team at Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA have not given up the fight.  Medical malpractice verdicts and settlements can still be obtained under Ohio law, and our dedicated malpractice lawyers continue to help injured patients and their families get the compensation they deserve.

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Topics: medical malpractice