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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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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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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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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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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What is Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Aug 10, 2018 4:58:03 PM

Understanding what is covered by workers’ compensation in Ohio is not easy.  Unfortunately, difficulty understanding the workers’ compensation system causes many eligible workers not to file claims and many more to file claims without all necessary records and documentary evidence required.

As experienced Ohio workers’ compensation lawyers, the team at Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA can help you or your loved one no matter where you are in the claims process.  If you have been injured on the job, you may be entitled to receive assistance.  You deserve to collect all assistance available, to understand your rights, and to have an attorney who will give your case immediate and close attention.

To learn whether you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation, it is recommended that you speak to an attorney regarding your claims.  While every case is different, below are a few points intended to help novices understand what your attorney will review when determining whether your claim may be covered.

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Employment Law and Personal Injury

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 30, 2018 7:41:00 PM

When personal injuries happen in the workplace, understanding your rights can be difficult.  Issues of employment law, tort law, and product liability law frequently overlap.  Determining who is responsible for your injuries—and recovering compensation from all liable parties and available resources—takes experience and legal resources.

Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s all-encompassing approach to workplace injuries helps clients identify and pursue all available avenues of financial recovery.  Whether taking action against a negligent actor or establishing your right to benefits or other financial assistance, Lowe Eklund’s attorneys know that when you suffer an injury every little bit matters for you and your family.

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Topics: Workers' compensation, personal injury, product liability

Payment of Medical Treatment Costs for Work Injuries

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 19, 2018 7:06:00 PM

Unexpected medical bills can be a serious financial burden in any circumstance.  When an injury leaves you unable to work, the costs of medical treatments can seem insurmountable.  Fortunately for Ohio’s workers, if an injury occurs on the job financial assistance may be available in the form of workers’ compensation.

Ohio’s workers’ compensation program allows those injured in work-related accidents to receive temporary or permanent assistance for lost wages.  More importantly for many injured workers, workers’ compensation benefits may be available to cover the pricey medical treatment costs that come from suffering workplace injuries.

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What to Do If You are Unable to Work After a Workplace Accident

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 7, 2018 1:30:32 PM

Any type of personal injury can leave you unable to work either temporarily or permanently.  When your injury occurs during the course of your employment, you may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits.  These benefits include compensation for lost wages incurred because of your injury, condition, or illness.

If you or your family member suffered an on-the-job injury, time is ticking.  Obtaining the benefits to which you are entitled can be complicated, and filing a claim must be completed according to the rules and regulations set by Ohio law.  Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s workers compensation lawyers are available now to help you, regardless of where you are in the claim process.

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Are Lost Wages Covered by Ohio Workers’ Compensation?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jun 26, 2018 4:32:23 PM

When Ohio workers suffer on-the-job injuries, the threat of medical expenses and lost wages can leave families wondering how they will make ends meet.  Understanding what benefits may be available and how to collect them can be difficult, especially when dealing with an injury or illness. 

If you or a loved one suffered a work-related injury, Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s workers’ compensation lawyers are here to help.  Our experienced legal team can answer all of your questions regarding benefits and assistance that may be available to you, including whether or not you may be eligible to receive financial assistance required due to lost wages.

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