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$1.9 Million Win for Spitler & Williams-Young
On what seemed to be a typical workday, our client was performing the duties of his job as a Utility Worker at a commercial roofing plant. His responsibilities included cleaning the dryer ducts, power washing the floors, and dumping scrap. To dispose of scrap, he would transport the scrap on a forklift and, prior to lifting the load over into a dumpster, would evaluate the fullness of the dumpster and where he could place the load. This particular day ended[...] read more
Coming and Going Rule
Winters in Northern Ohio can be long and brutal. Snow, ice, and freezing temperatures may create hazardous conditions in parking lots and on walkways. This past winter, a client slipped on snow in his employer’s parking lot, sustaining injuries extending from his neck down to his low back. Soon after the accident, he filed an industrial claim through the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. To this injured worker’s surprise, his claim was denied. He was mystified. As the fall occurred in[...] read more
Pain and Suffering, What Gives?
A client recently asked whether she can recover pain and suffering damages. She quickly followed up with another question – what counts as pain and suffering? These questions appear simple – were you in pain and did your suffer? However, what counts as pain and suffering is not so cut and dry. With a better understanding of pain and suffering damages, hopefully these questions of become more clear. If you are like me, you have stubbed your toe. Whether on[...] read more