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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”

OSHA Safety Violations, Penalties, and Lawsuits

Sep 8, 2023 - Accident Law, Worker's Compensation

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) is intended to provide workers with safe and healthy working conditions. Every workplace covered by the OSH Act is subject to inspection by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance officers. When inspectors find OSHA safety violations, OSHA may issue citations and penalties, including imprisonment in some cases. … Continue reading “OSHA Safety Violations, Penalties, and Lawsuits”

The Trench Collapse Tragedy That Led to a Supreme Court Case

Aug 7, 2023 - Accident Law, Worker's Compensation

It’s not often that the Ohio Supreme Court makes a ruling that has the potential to reshape workers’ compensation law, as it did recently in a case argued by Graham Law’s Robert McClelland. That case involved the tragic death of Christopher McDonald in a trench collapse accident and his fiancé’s long court battle to win … Continue reading “The Trench Collapse Tragedy That Led to a Supreme Court Case”

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”

Telemedicine and Your Injury or Disability Case

Dec 7, 2022 - Miscellaneous

Technology has made it easier to access health care services. Telemedicine, or telehealth, allows patients to meet with medical providers over the computer or phone, without the need for an in-person office visit. If you are dealing with a personal injury, workers’ compensation, or Social Security disability claim, telemedicine can be a valuable tool. There … Continue reading “Telemedicine and Your Injury or Disability Case”

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”

Guide to Ohio Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Jun 17, 2021 - Worker's Compensation

Workers’ compensation is an important safety net for Ohioans who suffer injuries and illnesses as a result of their employment. Every year, around three out of every 100 full-time workers will qualify for Ohio workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits are provided regardless of fault and at no cost to employees. As long as the injury … Continue reading “Guide to Ohio Workers’ Compensation Benefits”

 
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