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
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
Workplace perils take many forms. They can be loud and swift or silent and gradual.
In the case of occupational disease – any chronic ailment that occurs as a result of work or occupational activity – it’s typically the latter. In fact, many occupational diseases occur so gradually that workers don’t initially draw a connection between their employment and their ailment.
Unlike a workplace...Read More
Like a fine wine or smart housing investment, your workers’ compensation claim need not lose its value with age.
If you have an older claim for workers’ compensation in Ohio for which you are no longer receiving significant benefits – or even no longer receiving any benefits at all – you may be able to settle that claim for a cash payment. Why, you ask? Let’s just say the rules of the game...Read More
It’s not an easy topic to discuss, and yet it must be done.
If your loved one passed away as the result of negligence or poor behavior by another person, chances are you’ll be inclined to take action. Wrongful death – defined in Ohio as death “caused by wrongful act, neglect or default” – implies that unfortunate fate could have been avoided had it not been for that other person’s misdeeds....Read More