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Questions from the Average Joe: Personal Injury VII

Q: While walking downtown, I was hit by a car that drove away before I could get any information about the driver or the car. Do I have any options at all to pay for my injuries? A: Being hit by an automobile while a pedestrian is a traumatic experience with the potential to cause […]

Do You Have to Use FMLA When You’re on Workers’ Comp?

Whether you have a family or are just supporting yourself, it’s important to have a steady, reliable job. Suffering an injury or illness that’s severe enough to make it difficult or impossible for you to work can threaten your income and overall life stability. Thankfully, both the federal government and the state of Ohio have […]

What Conditions and Injuries Aren’t Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

Provided they have at least one employee, all employers in Ohio are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. That insurance kicks in if one of those employees gets hurt on the job and can’t work and earn a paycheck. But while workers’ comp covers a wide variety of accidents, injuries, and illnesses, it doesn’t cover […]

Questions from the Average Joe: Medical Malpractice III

Q: I had back surgery a few months ago to correct an ongoing issue, but if anything, my pain has increased. Do I have a case if the surgery failed? A: As with any medical procedure, surgery carries a long list of potential risks and complications. These can include infections, unforeseen complications during surgery, and […]

What Are the Different Kinds of Congenital Heart Defects?

The three types of congenital heart defects (CHDs) are abnormalities of the structure of the heart, abnormalities of blood flow, and abnormalities of the rate and/or rhythm of the heartbeat. Structure One relatively common abnormality of structure is an atrial septal defect – a hole in the wall between the chambers of the baby’s heart.  In […]

What Are the Differences Between Workers’ Comp and Disability?

You and your loved ones rely on your paychecks for just about every aspect of life, from food and shelter to clothing and entertainment. But earning those paychecks requires being capable of working, and certain injuries and illnesses can sideline you from your job for weeks, months, or even years. There are two types of […]

How to Get Someone’s Car Insurance Information After a Crash

In addition to calling the police to file a report and getting medical treatment, one of the most important things you can do immediately after an auto accident is getting the other driver’s contact information and auto insurance details. That’s because filing a compensation claim means you’ll most likely be compensated through their insurance policy […]

Steps to Follow After an Accident

The stress and shock of an auto accident can be overwhelming. But do you know what to do when you get into an auto accident? Following these steps after you’ve been hurt in an auto accident can help protect your rights. Find Medical Treatment. Even if you don’t think you’re seriously hurt, the very first […]

Questions from the Average Joe: Auto Accident VII

Q: I was in an accident while moving to a new home. In addition to the damage to my vehicle and my injuries, many of my belongings were destroyed. Will the other driver’s insurance pay for the things I lost? A: Under most insurance policies, the total value of damaged property should be covered following […]

NP4CLE Charity of the Month – Help Me Color a Rainbow

We are excited to announce our September NP4CLE charity partner will be Help Me Color a Rainbow! Help Me Color A Rainbow is a non-profit organization created by Ella “The Crayon Girl” Tryon when she was 6 years-old with the purpose of providing crayons to children’s hospitals throughout the United States. In 2016, Ella was […]