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May 2017 Archives

What every parent should know about child car seat laws in Ohio

As a parent, you frequently act as your children's chauffeur, driving them to daycare, school, the doctor's office and everywhere else they need to be. But are you taking the right precautions to keep your kids safe in the car? Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus reports that more than half of the children killed in car crashes were not using seatbelts or child safety seats. Consider these Ohio laws and suggestions the next time one of your children wants to ride in the front seat.

Bill proposes workers' compensation only for documented workers

In Ohio, politicians are debating the rights of undocumented workers. It involves a proposal that passed the House and is now being considered by the Senate that would bar undocumented employees from receiving workers' compensation benefits following on-the-job injuries. Opponents believe the bill would encourage lax workplace safety.

Car accidents: Family has grounds for claim after fatal crash

Losing loved ones in automobile crashes is naturally traumatic for the surviving family members, and the financial consequences typically exacerbate the suffering. The civil justice system provides for their right to pursue recovery of damages after car accidents that were caused by the negligence of others. An Ohio family appears to have grounds for such a claim after a recent tragedy that led to the death of a teenager.

Is hiring a personal injury attorney a smart move for you?

Some auto accident victims who only sustain mild injuries do not see the need for retaining legal help. After all, the situation seems straightforward enough: The other driver was at fault, so all the injured party needs to do is file a claim with that individual’s insurance company and receive the expected financial compensation.

Car accidents: Horse-drawn buggy struck by car, 3 teens injured

Vehicle operators in Ohio need be extra vigilant when traveling because they may unexpectedly come upon a horse-drawn buggy. Because of the slow speeds at which these carts travel, car accidents involving them are quite common. One such a crash recently sent three teenagers to a hospital.

Workers' compensation offers help after amputation injuries

Some Ohio workers have to deal with the risks of suffering catastrophic injuries during every shift they work -- often because their employers disregard worker safety. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced that a manufacturer of garage doors was fined more than $515,000 for safety violations, including three cases within three months in which workers suffered amputation injuries due to unsafe work environments. Fortunately, workers' compensation benefits are available for injured workers.

Orange is a great color for motorcycle riders

When you think of biker fashion, you probably think "black." More experienced motorcyclists especially love black helmets, pants and jackets. They also love black motorcycles. The problem is, these dark hues tend to become invisible. Additionally, motorcycle and rider together make a much smaller object than the average automobile, and if that object happens to be cruising along in a driver's blind spot, there can be trouble.

Why would a workers' compensation benefits claim be denied?

Business owners in Ohio must provide certain insurance coverage for all their employees. Workers' compensation benefits typically cover any injury or illness suffered on the job, and the severity generally determines the level of coverage. It could be medical only or with disability benefits if there is a period of absence from work. However, not all claims are approved for payment.