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I Want a Jury Trial for My Workers’ Compensation Claim.  How Can I Get There and What Can They Decide?

The following post is part of our Law Student Blog Writing Project, and is authored by Jessie Smith, a law student from the University of Kentucky. The Ohio Workers’ Compensation Code allows an injured worker to appeal a decision by the Industrial Commission to a regular Court of Common Pleas and … [Read more...]

Can I Sue for Being Exposed to Mold in Ohio? A Case Study of Terry v. Caputo

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. There is only a genuine issue of material fact in mold exposure if the plaintiff is able to demonstrate through expert testimony … [Read more...]

Why the Industrial Commission Can Stop your Workers Compensation Settlement Payments

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. One of the first steps in pursuing litigation is to determine which court has jurisdiction over a claim. Jurisdiction is a court’s … [Read more...]

Subrogation – How Your Ohio Worker’s Compensation Claim Can Take Money Away from Your Personal Injury 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. Worker’s Compensation allows employees to recover medical expenses and lost wages for injuries that occur on the job. When employees … [Read more...]

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...]