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Plevin & Gallucci to Waive Fees Throughout 2020 on Covid-19 Workers’ Compensation Cases for Healthcare Workers and First Responders
CLEVELAND, OH, MARCH 30, 2020 – Plevin & Gallucci Company, L.P.A., one of the largest plaintiff law firms in Ohio with a long history of representing injured workers, announced today that for all of 2020, the firm will waive fees on workers’ compensation claims for medical workers and first responders who contract Covid-19 while working.
States across the country, including Ohio, are seeing spikes in novel coronavirus and Covid-19 diagnosis. As of March 30, 2020, confirmed cases in Ohio are approaching 2,000 with many more suspected. Reports in Ohio suggest that 26% of those affected to date are healthcare workers.
“This alarming statistic shows that some of the very people working day in and day out to keep all of us and our loved ones safe during this uncertain period are facing the highest risk of illness, just by virtue of doing their jobs,” stated Frank L. Gallucci III, managing partner. “While many of us are considered ‘essential workers’ during this time, these dedicated individuals in healthcare, public health, law enforcement, and public safety are putting themselves in harm’s way every day, selflessly risking their own lives.
“Their efforts deserve all of us doing what we can to help them,” Gallucci continued. “Some may help by donating masks and personal protective equipment (‘PPE’) or providing food. We will do what we know how to do as attorneys: Help affected workers and their families get the medical care and benefits to support them and their family during their period of illness or incapacity.
“Plevin & Gallucci is announcing today that we will waive fees on workers’ compensation claims for healthcare workers and first responders who contract Covid-19 while working for the balance of this year. We do not know how to make ventilators, but we know how to successfully handle claims for injured workers,” he concluded.
Any first responder or healthcare worker who needs assistance filing a Covid-19 related workers’ compensation claim can reach Plevin & Gallucci directly by email at Covid@pglawyer.com or by calling (888) 684-0804.
About Plevin & Gallucci
Plevin & Gallucci Company, L.P.A., has 17 offices across Ohio, including primary offices in Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, and Waverly. The firm has long been a leader in the Ohio Workers’ Compensation community and serves on national boards addressing injury and wrongful death claims for workers and victims of accidents. Primary practice areas include workers’ compensation, personal injury, medical malpractice, and product liability. To learn more, get in touch with us.