When you get hurt or sick on the job, you can count on the Cleveland workers’ compensation attorneys at Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman to fight for the medical coverage and disability benefits you need. The law requires nearly all employers to participate in the state’s workers’ comp program. Employers also have legal duties to maintain a safe and healthy workplace and ensure safe working conditions.
When an on-the-job accident or exposure leaves you unable to work for weeks or months on end, know that you can reach out to one of our workers’ compensation lawyers in Cleveland, Ohio, to help you with accident reports, benefits applications, appeals, and, when necessary, lawsuits.
We handle all types of work-related injuries, from falls and assaults to motor vehicle accidents. You can also rely on us to assist with workers’ comp claims related to occupational illnesses that develop from breathing in cancer-causing or toxic fumes. Even if signs and symptoms of lung, organ, or brain damage do not show up until years later, you may still be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Call us to learn about your rights and legal options.
Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman’s Cleveland-based workers’ comp attorneys also assist grieving families who lost loved ones in on-the-job accidents. A spouse or designated dependent child can file an Ohio Workers’ Compensation claim when their husband, wife, or parent died in a work-related incident.
Car and truck crash victims can rely on our 100-plus years of combined experience to secure fair insurance settlements. Patients harmed by medical malpractice can trust us to hold negligent health care providers and hospitals accountable. Individuals who get turned down by their insurance company for short- or long-term disability coverage can depend on Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman to take on claims administrators without becoming discouraged or intimidated.
Two things that set us apart from other Cleveland personal injury and disability attorneys are that we welcome cases arising from intentional torts and applications for public retirement plan disability benefits.
Assault, fraud, trespassing, and intentional infliction of emotional distress are crimes. The also provide grounds for civil lawsuits when the perpetrator set out to cause harm. Many plaintiff’s attorney who take personal injury cases turn down intentional tort cases because they demand serious commitment and dedication. At Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman, we never shy away from working hard for our clients.
We also never back down from taking on the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System or another public sector employee pension plan. OPERS and similar programs take the place of Social Security and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for public school teachers, police, professional firefighters, professional EMTs, and local and state government workers. When an injury or illness leaves a public sector employee unable to work, OPERS or an equivalent program has an obligation to provide benefits. We hold the applicable retirement system to that obligation.
The majority of Ohioans spend their working lives paying into the Social Security system so they will have money for retirement and access to cash benefits if they become permanently disabled. Unfortunately, a large number of applications for SSDI and Supplemental Security Income get rejected.
Partnering with a Cleveland-based Social Security disability attorney from the start of the application process increases the chances for success. An Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman lawyer can also offer advice on collecting all the required medical proof of disability and represent clients at appeal hearings. We know how to navigate the system without letting complex rules derail our clients’ cases.
Our client-focused practice covers workers’ comp, Social Security disability, intentional torts, disability insurance, and all forms of injury law, including medical malpractice. We offer free consultations to potential clients, and we take many cases on contingency. That means we only get paid if you receive a settlement or win your lawsuit.
A majority of our clients come as referrals from Ohio law firms. Other attorneys trust us; you should, too.
Follow this link to schedule an appointment online or call us at (800) 678-3318.