Your personal injury compensation depends on many factors, including but not limited to:
The sum of hospital bills
Coverage of future care/rehabilitation
Damages for emotional and mental pain
The amount of available insurance
Payment date is dependent on the type of case, whether the defendant accepts liability or contests the case as well as many other factors.
Each state has a statute of limitations for each kind of claim, which imposes a time limit for filing. In Ohio, for example, the family or dependents have two years to bring a wrongful death case following their loved one’s passing; however, the window to pursue a medical malpractice claim is only one year. As of September 29, 2017, the workers’ compensation window is also now just one year. The statute of limitations differs based on the area of the law, such as personal injury, medical malpractice or workers’ compensation.
No. All of our clients are represented on a contingency basis. Simply put: If there is no recovery, there is no fee.
Absolutely not. The only reason the defendant’s insurance company wants to take a recorded statement is to try to minimize what they have to pay you before you get a chance to speak to an attorney. Call us today to understand the potential harm in speaking to them without an attorney.
Minors are not allowed to file lawsuits, so the answer is yes. Sometimes, the law will waive the statute of limitations if a child wants to wait to file until he or she is 18. Otherwise, parents or legal guardians may file a lawsuit on behalf of their child. The parent is considered the minor’s “next friend” and is thought to represent the child’s best interests.
The compensation varies for each case. However, if your medical bills, future treatment or need for an adaptive device stem from an injury caused by another entity’s negligence, we can help you file a claim seeking to have all of these costs covered.
If you missed work and lost income due to an injury caused by another person or company, we can help you file a claim to have your lost wages covered.
Often, wrongful death compensation includes the cost of counseling, as well as funeral expenses and lost wages if the deceased was the wage earner. If you have lost a loved one, we can help you file a claim for all the financial and emotional burdens of this devastating event.
No. In Ohio you absolutely have the right to select your own doctor any time you are hurt at work. An employer can choose to have you examined or drug tested; however, you have the right to go to your own doctor for treatment. Read more about this in our article on the topic.
Yes. Ohio law only requires that you were injured while working. The fact that you were diligent about returning to work does not preclude you from filing a workers’ compensation claim.
No. Workers’ compensation claims stay open for an extended period of time. While the amount of time varies depending on the claim, often an individual is still eligible for treatment and/or benefits many years later.