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What You Should Expect from an Ohio Workers’ Compensation Claim

The following post is part of our Law Student Blog Writing Project, and is authored by Ian Fasnacht, a law student from Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Workers’ compensation can include compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, and permanent impairment that occurs during … [Read more...]

What Should You Do If You Get Injured at Work?

The following post is part of our Law Student Blog Writing Project, and is authored by Nolan Weddle, a Juris Doctor student at the University of Kentucky College of Law. What Should You Do If You Get Injured at Work? An injury, of any kind, often creates an incredibly stressful and trying time for … [Read more...]

Charles Clark v. W & M Kraft, Inc

Follow this link to read a 2007 decision in which Justin Lawrence successfully argued that his client, an employee of Consolidated Grain and Barge (CGB) qualified as a seaman under the law. Justin Lawrence also argued that W & M Kraft (corporation from South Carolina that provided safety … [Read more...]

When a Civil Defendant Files for Bankruptcy

Justin Lawrence wrote this article to teach other attorneys how to handle a personal injury case, such as a car accident or a slip-and-fall, when the defendant in the case files for bankruptcy.  If you have a personal injury or workers’ compensation claim, the case law and advice in this article can … [Read more...]

Turner v. Midland Decision

Follow the link to read an important published decision by the Eastern District of Kentucky federal court, in which Justin Lawrence successfully argued that his admiralty client, a Jones Act Seaman working on the Ohio River, was entitled to proceed to a trial by jury on all his claims for damages. … [Read more...]

Am I Covered Under Ohio’s Workers’ Compensation Code?

If you were injured on the job while working in Ohio, you are probably covered under Ohio’s Workers’ Compensation Code. Here are the things that Ohio Revised Code 4123 requires injured workers to prove to have their claim allowed: That you were actually employed by the company you are filing a … [Read more...]

Injured at Work: Separating Jones Act from State Workers’ Compensation Claims

In this article, Justin Lawrence explains the difference between Workers’ Compensation benefits and the Jones Act, which provides benefits for men and women who work on navigable waterways such as the Ohio River.  Workers should know under which system they are eligible for benefits, and what … [Read more...]

Marisa’s Story

Long before I was an attorney practicing in the area of Worker’s Compensation and long before I started representing injured workers, not one but two immediate family members of mine got hurt on the job. One family member smashed her arm in between two extremely heavy skids while at her place of … [Read more...]

The Injured Plaintiff’s Bankruptcy — Pitfalls for the Civil Litigator

Justin Lawrence recently wrote an article for the Advocate, Kentucky’s trial lawyer community’s premier publication, about what needs to be done when a person who is injured by an automobile accident, slip and fall, or workplace injury files for bankruptcy while their lawsuit is still … [Read more...]

Attorney Justin Lawrence Wins at the Kentucky Supreme Court

Attorney Justin Lawrence, founder of Lawrence & Associates, recently wrote an Amicus (or “Friend of the Court”) brief for the Kentucky AFL-CIO at the Kentucky Supreme Court. The brief concerned a Workers’ Compensation case in which the injured worker demanded full compensation for his injury and … [Read more...]