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March 1, 2019

Know the difference: Workers’ compensation claims vs. Personal injury claims

If you’ve been hurt at work, you are likely dealing with a lot: Pain, time off the job, stress about bills. And if you are like most people, you might be wondering if you need to file a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury claim. There is a difference and knowing – and understanding – how to proceed can make a big difference. So, what is the difference between workers’ compensation claims and personal injury claims? Our legal experts will explain. 
March 1, 2019
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Firefighters and cancer: Why you need an attorney

Firefighters and cancer. If you or someone you love is a firefighter, you are probably well aware of the risks and statistics of this valued profession. But did you know, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in a study on firefighter cancer rates, found that firefighters are more likely to be diagnosed with cancers of the respiratory, urinary and digestive systems than non-firefighters? While the exact reasons aren’t clear, some say it’s because firefighters are exposed to chemicals, contaminants and substances that are believed to cause cancer while simply doing their jobs – putting out fires. Also, mesothelioma – a cancer that has ties to asbestos exposure – is more common in firefighters than non-firefighters. Several states, including Ohio, have laws that are aimed at protecting firefighters – and some mandate that employers cover the cost of care and treatment. However, that care isn’t guaranteed. If you are a firefighter who is facing cancer, here are three reasons you need an attorney.