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How Severance Agreements Affect Workers’ Compensation

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Pink Piggy Bank On Top Of A Pile Of One Dollar BillsQuite often a work related injury results in your inability to continue working in your job.  Restrictions resulting from your injury may prevent you from doing your job properly or safely. In the event you are unable to return to your employer, they may offer you a severance package upon separation.

A severance package is pay and benefits an employee receives when they leave the employment.  In addition to the employee’s remaining regular pay, a severance package may include an additional payment based on the amount of time they worked there, or payment for unused vacation time and sick leave. [Read more…]

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What Compensation am I Eligible for After Being Hurt at Work?

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Compensation When Hurt at Work | Delaware, OH | Calhoun, Kademenos & ChildressAs an experienced worker’s compensation attorney in Delaware, Ohio, clients (and prospective clients) often ask me what compensation benefits they are entitled to after a work-related injury. In many circumstances, the injury they have suffered is keeping them from their job and affects nearly every aspect of their livelihood.

The Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation (BWC) says that all injured workers (with allowed worker’s compensation claims) are entitled to have their medical bills for treatment related to the injury (or occupational disease) paid for. [Read more…]

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Worker’s Compensation Claims Often Unreported

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Workers' Compesation Unclaimed-Ohio Local Lawyers-Calhoun, Kademenos, & ChildressThe Affordable Care Act has been a hot topic for a while, and now that it is in further phases of implementation across the country, questions have risen about how the act will impact worker’s compensation.

Estimators are guessing at whether universal healthcare will result in fewer workers’ compensation claims.  But, based on a column from WorkCompCentral, studies conducted by independent researchers over the past 20 years have indicated that many employees with work-related injuries or illnesses already don’t file workers’ comp claims. [Read more…]

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Social Security Disability Fraud

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Social Security Fraud | Calhoun, Kademenos & ChildressSocial security disability can help people, but not when the system is abused. Unfortunately, some retired police and firefighters who worked during the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center have been caught running a social security disability scam.

According to a recent article from the New York Times, 106 NYC police officers and firefighters had been coached on how to fail memory tests, fake panic attacks, and even talk convincingly of their fear of airplanes and going in to sky scrapers. [Read more…]

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Back Injury Facts: You’re Not Alone

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Back Injury | Ohio Workers' Compensation Attorney | Calhoun, Kademenos & ChildressAs an experienced Ohio workers’ compensation attorney, the most common injuries I see deal with the lower back.

Back injuries can affect your entire life, crushing any enjoyment you may have. If severe enough, back injuries can keep you away from your work, the pain simply too much to bear.

According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time. This stat is incredible, considering how many people are suffering from the nagging pinch, burn, and throb concentrated in a vital area for movement and mobility.

Here are a few other interesting facts about back pain from the ACA: [Read more…]

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Tortilla factory owner sentenced for failing to secure workers’ compensation

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workers' compensation attorney Sandusky OhioAround the country, there are many companies that still operate illegally without workers’ compensation insurance.

A startling reminder of this reality came to us recently, as the factory owner of Tortilleria Chinantla was sentenced to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to labor law violations. A recent update on the case comes from The New York Times.

In 2011, a worker fell into a machine at the Brooklyn, New York, factory and was crushed to death.  After the incident, state officials began investigating owner Erasmo Ponce and his operation. They found that Tortilleria Chinantla had been operating without workers’ compensation insurance for almost a year. [Read more…]

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