COVID-19 And Workers Compensation in Ohio

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 28, 2020 11:01:58 AM

It is safe to say that COVID-19, often called coronavirus, has altered the way we work, live and socialize in long-term, previously unimaginable ways. The virus has also brought about some unexpected challenges to conventional workers compensation claims and processes. Specifically, if you get coronavirus while at work and have to take time off, can you collect workers compensation during that period?

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Topics: Workers' compensation, covid-19, coronavirus

Ohio Workers Compensation Claims and COVID-19

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Mar 30, 2020 3:38:36 PM

Can you claim workers compensation for COVID-19? Possibly

COVID-19 was declared a pandemic (worldwide) outbreak in early March 2020, and since then, the state of Ohio has taken bold steps to suspend school, limit restaurants to take-out or delivery orders, and institute stay-at-home measures in an effort to mitigate the spread of the virus.

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Topics: Workers' compensation

How much money will I receive from Workers Comp if I'm injured at work?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Dec 11, 2019 4:58:50 PM

A work injury can cause a significant disruption to your life, from the pain of your injuries, to your financial stability, to your long-term well-being. In Ohio, the workers compensation system is designed to help compensate injured workers who are disabled because of a work-related injury or occupational disease.

But there are limits to the amount that you might receive from the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation, and before you file a claim, it's important to understand how much you should expect to receive while you are recovering.

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Topics: personal injury, cleveland lawyer, Workers' compensation

Ohio attorney weighs in on debate for workers compensation PTSD benefits to first responders

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jun 10, 2019 4:44:08 PM

Ohio lawmakers want to extend workers compensation benefits to first responders’ access who experience post-traumatic stress disorder. According to the Columbus Dispatch, House lawmakers added a provision to the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation budget that would allow police, firefighters and emergency medical workers to file claims without a correlating physical injury. 

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Topics: Workers' compensation, PTSD

Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Ohio

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jan 28, 2019 8:54:59 PM

When it comes to protecting workers and their families, no one fights for their clients like the workers’ compensation lawyers of Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA.  Injuries arising out of your employment can leave you and your family struggling to make ends meet, overcome exorbitant medical bills, and dealing with lost wages.  With the Lowe Eklund team by your side, you know that you have someone working to secure all financial benefits and compensation available to you in your time of need.

Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Can Get You the Benefits You Deserve

While Ohio law provides workers’ compensation options for most employees, navigating the complex compensation system can be difficult.  Many claims for rightful compensation are denied due to application errors such as incomplete information or lack of appropriate medical evidence.  Retaining an experienced attorney prior to filing your claim can eliminate these common errors and help you file for the highest benefits available to you.

If you have already filed a claim, though, it is not too late to retain counsel if your claim has been challenged or denied.  In many instances an employer may challenge a workers’ comp claim or the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will deny a claim altogether.  If your claim has been challenged or recently denied, you need an attorney you can trust to fight back on your behalf.

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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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Topics: Workers' compensation