Monthly Archives: January 2015


Social Security to Expand Field Office Hours Nationwide

Budget for Fiscal Year 2015 Allows Agency to Restore Some Service Hours Social Security announces as a result of Congress’ approval of the fiscal year 2015 budget, the agency will expand its hours nationwide and offices will be open to the public for an additional hour on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, effective March 16, […]


Overview of Premises Liability Law

In Ohio, all property owners are responsible for maintaining safe conditions for the people visiting the property.  This means keeping the property clear of debris and other dangers.  No patron or guest anticipates injury when visiting an establishment; however, many people sustain injury while visiting unsafe or poorly kept property.  Premise liability law is a […]


Nursing Licensure with Criminal History

Rev. 7.24.13 CRIMINAL HISTORY FACT SHEET-Feb 15, 2012 Currently, there are eleven offenses that are automatic bars to obtaining a nursing license for applicants who entered a prelicensure nursing education program after June 1, 2003. This means that the Board of Nursing (Board) is prohibited from issuing a license to a person who has pled […]


UPDATE for OPERS disability benefit recipients

  Continued Medical Treatment For those disability benefit recipients approved for a benefit with Continued Medical Treatment by the Board of Trustees in June 2014 or after, your Continued Medical Treatment will be monitored by either OPERS or Managed Medical Review Organization (MMro), OPERS’ third party administrator.   If you elected to participate in rehabilitative […]


Three Types of Injuries Covered Under Workers Compensation

Workers compensation claims are often denied because those seeking benefits are injured in a way not covered by workers compensation. To better understand why this is so, you have to take a look at the history of workers compensation.  Workers compensation laws were put in place to help insure workers safety while reducing liability for […]


US Study — Violence Common Among Nursing Home Residents

COLUMBUS, Ohio–When people talk about abuse in nursing homes, they generally are referring to staff members victimizing the elderly. But researchers say an even more pressing, prevalent problem might be the violence that can — and does — erupt between residents. According to a new study by Cornell University, nearly one in five people living […]



News

Social Security Benefits Increase in 2018

When the Social Security Administration announces the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), there’s usually an increase in the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit amount people receive each month. Federal benefit rates increase when the cost of living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). The CPI-W rises when […]

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CAR REPAIR NIGHTMARE LEADS TO CLASS ACTION

Our client had a minor fender bender and took her car in to have a dent repaired. She had insurance, and her insurance was willing to pay the reasonable expenses associated with repairing the vehicle. It is alleged that the repair shop, Three-C Body Shop, encouraged her to leave everything in their hands. Weeks passed […]

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