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Industrial Commission Awards Death Benefits to Amanda Carpenter

Oct 17, 2023 - Worker's Compensation

Nearly four-and-a-half years after her fiancé was tragically killed on the job, Amanda Carpenter has been awarded workers’ compensation death benefits by the Ohio Industrial Commission (IC). The award is the culmination of a hard-fought legal battle that involved numerous appeals and a precedent-setting Supreme Court ruling. Finally, Ms. Carpenter will receive the benefits she … Continue reading “Industrial Commission Awards Death Benefits to Amanda Carpenter”

Ohio Supreme Court Affirms Death Benefits Wrongly Denied to Fiancé

Jul 17, 2023 - Accident Law, Worker's Compensation

Graham Law has won an Ohio Supreme Court case involving a woman denied workers’ compensation death benefits after her long-time partner died on the job. The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the worker’s fiancé should have been given the chance to prove she was a “family member” wholly dependent on the worker and therefore entitled … Continue reading “Ohio Supreme Court Affirms Death Benefits Wrongly Denied to Fiancé”

Graham Law Wins Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits Appeal

Dec 30, 2021 - Worker's Compensation

Normally, when a worker dies on the job in Ohio, the worker’s dependent family members—such as a surviving spouse and children—are entitled to workers’ compensation death benefits. In a recent case handled by Graham Law, the Industrial Commission of Ohio (IC) found that a woman was not entitled to death benefits because she wasn’t married … Continue reading “Graham Law Wins Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits Appeal”

Ohio Workers’ Compensation Light-Duty Work Requirements

Feb 10, 2021 - Worker's Compensation

When a worker is injured on the job in Ohio and files for workers’ compensation benefits, they undergo a medical evaluation to determine the extent of their injuries. If the doctor determines that the employee’s physical restrictions prevent them from returning to their job, but the employer can offer a light-duty job that meets the … Continue reading “Ohio Workers’ Compensation Light-Duty Work Requirements”

Ohio Workers’ Compensation VSSR Claims

Feb 27, 2019 - Accident Law, Worker's Compensation

Along with traditional workers’ compensation benefits, workers injured on the job may be eligible for additional compensation if their injury occurred as a result of the employer’s violation of a specific safety requirement (VSSR). Pursuing a VSSR claim is a legally complicated process that involves statutory law, investigation, documentation, hearings, testimony, and strict filing deadlines. … Continue reading “Ohio Workers’ Compensation VSSR Claims”

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