Jacqueline Ketterer, the mother of David Fahey Jr, the Cleveland Police Officer killed in the line of duty earlier this year is fighting with the Bureau of Worker’s Compensation (BWC) because the state agency put a lien on insurance payments over hospital bills.
How sad. A mother loses her son and has to fight with the BWC about subrogation. Unfortunately, the state has a subrogation statute...Read More
It’s winter in Northeast Ohio and people are falling, tripping, slipping and breaking arms, shoulders, wrists and other body parts. Unfortunately, there is no liability for the natural accumulation of ice and snow. The key word is normal.
If the accumulation of ice and snow is caused by unusual conditions such as an overhang or a a gutter that leaks/overflows the key being here that the...Read More
In the last few days, there have been bump-and-run carjackings in Cleveland Heights and Beachwood.
The Cleveland Heights Police Chief Annette Mecklenburg warned residents of the carjacking scheme where the robber crashes into another car and then steals it when the other driver gets out to exchange insurance information.
What to do you do if you are rear ended? At Taubman Law we have been...Read More
There has been a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Lake County, the county’s health reported this week. Injuring 10 and killing 1.
Lake County investigators, alongside officials with the Ohio Department of Health and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, believe the Legionella bacteria was likely spouted into the air from cooling towers at Consolidated Precision...Read More
Car Accident Settlements
At Taubman Law we have a penchant for settling out low impact self tissue injury cases from auto accidents. This month we settled out three cases, one for $9,000 plus, one for $6,500 and another for $8,000. These cases all had ER visits and minimal treatment.
Ohio Workers Comp Settlements
Workers Compensation settlements at Taubman Law include $10,000 for a 2009...Read More
Am I covered?
It’s the question that immediately comes to mind for many employees upon suffering a workplace injury, wondering if they are indeed entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
While the workers’ comp eligibility process may seem complicated on the surface, having a basic understanding of the three main factors dictating coverage provides a degree of clarity to even the murkiest...Read More
Oftentimes, the workers’ compensation system is willing to meet you halfway.
In the unfortunate occurrence of suffering a workplace injury that leaves you completely unable to perform the functions of your job, you may be eligible for permanent total disability (PTD) benefits.
In many cases, though, the nature of the injury sustained during work and its effects on future employment...Read More
You feel empty and lifeless, lacking a desire to simply get out of bed in the morning and struggling to find elements of enjoyment in life.
While everyone experiences their share of up and downs, depression represents a serious illness. One of the most common mental disorders, it can wreak havoc on your life and make maintaining a job nearly impossible.
As the healthcare industry has evolved...Read More
Let’s face it: Riding a motorcycle is cool.
There’s a thrill involved that’s hard to replicate with any other motor vehicle. You cruise fast and free on a two-wheel speed machine sporting an element of rebellion.
Unfortunately, though, that thrill is matched by an increased level of vulnerability. Motorcycle accidents represent one of the leading causes of death in the...Read More
During the journey through life, we are all prone to fall from time to time. The threat first emerges during early childhood and never ceases throughout the course of a lifetime.
But even though we, as humans, are clumsy by nature, not all falls are created equal. While we are personally responsible for injuries sustained from many falls, in some cases another individual should bear the...Read More