Intermittent FMLA Leave vs Continuous FMLA Leave

What Is Intermittent FMLA Leave? Explaining what intermittent FMLA leave is requires first explaining the general provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act—the “FMLA” in intermittent FMLA leave. Briefly, the federal law allows employees to take unpaid time off to attend to their own health problems or to care for a relative. Employees qualify […]

Are You Entitled to Paid Leave If You Miss Work Due to the Coronavirus?

Employees of essential businesses who have remained open during the Coronavirus Emergency may now be entitled to paid leave if they miss work for COVID-19 related reasons. On March 18, 2020 the President signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The Act gives businesses, with fewer than 500 employees, funds to provide employees with […]

How Long Does It Take for a Personal Injury Claim to Go to Court in Ohio?

There is no standard answer to the question of how long a personal injury lawsuit will take in Ohio. Factors ranging from the type and severity of the injuries suffered by the plaintiff, the identity of the party that is at fault for inflicting the injuries, and the willingness of experts and witnesses to provide […]

How Does the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Handle Claims?

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) is very much a bureaucracy. It’s staff processes mounds of paperwork each day in order to issue life-changing decisions about the replacement of wages lost to work-related and injuries and occupational illnesses, as well as the coverage of medical treatments. BWC staff apply strict rules when deciding to […]

What to Do When You Get Injured in a Workplace Accident?

Knowing the procedure to follow if an accident occurs at work can make all the difference between succeeding with a workers’ compensation claim and facing steep medical bills on your own. While each workplace injury happens in a different way that is unique to the setting, the job being done and the people doing the […]

How Long Can a Workers Comp Claim Stay Open in Ohio?

Deep into a long list of online answers to frequently asked questions, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation states, with capitals, “Medical-only AND lost-time claims with dates of injury after August 2006 are statutorily closed five years from the last medical bill or compensation paid.” That accurately summarizes the basics of what the applicable state […]

Should You Settle Your Ohio Workers’ Comp Case?

You can settle your Ohio workers’ compensation claim at any point after you get approved to receive benefits. In fact, you should expect to receive settlement offers from both the workers’ comp program and your employer soon after you learn that application was approved. To decide whether negotiating a workers’ comp settlement makes sense, you […]

How to Handle a Deposition in Your Ohio Workers’ Comp Case

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and your employer can investigate and challenge your claim for medical coverage and replacement wages following a work-related injury or occupational illness. This makes a workers’ comp claim a lot like a personal injury case. One the things that means is that you will probably get called to give […]

Can You Reopen a Closed Workers Comp Case in Ohio?

Possibly. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation makes a procedure called “reactivation” available to people whose work-related injuries or illnesses worsen or produce previously undetected symptoms after their original benefits ended. Not every person is eligible to file for reactivation, however, and getting a workers’ comp case reopened requires clearing some significant hurdles. Know the […]

Can You Get SSDI and SSI mental illness benefits in Ohio

Can You Get Social Security Disability and SSI for Depression in Ohio? The short answer is yes. Severe debilitating depression can qualify you to receive federal disability benefits. The Social Security Administration recognizes “depressive, bipolar and related disorders” as potentially permanently disabling conditions. The agency will not, however, approve any claim for Social Security Disability […]