Workers’ Compensation and Marijuana
In January of this year, the first medical marijuana dispensaries opened their doors to patients. This makes Ohio one of the 33 other states that have legalized marijuana for medical use.
True or False: A Look at 5 Workers’ Compensation Beliefs
It’s true: the workers’ compensation process can be extremely confusing. As a result, myths and half-truths are everywhere.
What Are My Rights as an Injured Worker?
If you experience a work-related injury, you have rights. It’s important to know and understand these rights—so you can make sure that you are treated fairly and get the compensation you need and deserve.
Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Car Accidents?
Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that covers employees who suffer a work-related injury. But what about injuries caused in a car accident? Does workers’ compensation cover this situation?
Workers’ Compensation FAQ
If you’ve been injured at work, you probably have a lot of questions. Do you have a right to workers’ compensation? How do you file a claim? Can you pick your doctor?
Do All Businesses Have to Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance?
The workers’ compensation system is something of a compromise between a business and its employees. In exchange for providing insurance that covers you in the event of injury or work-related illness, you are prohibited from suing your employer (in most cases).
Firefighters at Increased Risk of Workplace Injuries
While everyone else runs away from a burning building, firefighters run toward it. Firefighters have one of the toughest jobs out there: it’s a job characterized by danger and injury, where dozens of firefighters are killed and thousands are injured each year.
What Happens If My Workers’ Compensation Application Is Denied?
Every year, many legitimate workers’ compensation claims are denied—leaving injured workers without the money they need to pay their medical bills and support themselves.
Will Worker Misclassification Prevent You from Getting Workers’ Comp?
The so-called “gig economy” is booming right now: the number of people working a freelance gig—a job that typically pays by the hour and doesn’t include a 401k, health insurance, or other benefits—is at an all-time high. A survey done by the Pew Research Center found that 24 percent of Americans earned money in 2015 through some kind of freelance work—whether it was driving for Uber or freelance web design.
Ohio Governor Signs New Workers’ Compensation Bill into Law
The law is not set in stone: it is ever-changing, with new laws enacted and old ones struck down every day. For lawyers, this is part of the challenge and satisfaction of practicing law. For the people seeking a lawyer’s help, however, a new law can bring worry. How will it effect their case?