In the event of an accident at work or the development of a work-related illness, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. Not sure what that means? Here’s what you need to know!
Workers’ compensation is a state-mandated insurance program that pays benefits to employees who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses. Benefits include payments for medical bills, partial wage replacement, and compensation for permanent impairments.
The dedicated team at Regas & Haag, Ltd. can easily analyze your case and inform you about what kind of benefits you’re entitled to. As workers’ compensation attorneys with many years of experience, our team will tirelessly fight for your rights.
Many injuries are covered by the law as long as they are the result of accidents at work. The law also covers occupational diseases like lung cancer caused by the inhalation of asbestos.
The most commonly claimed injuries include:
Something worth noting:
Employees are not entitled to benefits if they did anything with willful intent to injure themselves or others, or if the injury was the result of drug or alcohol intoxication.
At Regas & Haag, Ltd., we handle all aspects of your Workers’ Compensation case. This includes getting in contact with your doctors to obtain your medical records and reports, filing motions and appeals on your behalf, and preparing you for any hearings held by the Ohio Industrial Commission, so we can work to get you the benefits you deserve.
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has workers’ compensation forms available for download. If you need assistance understanding how to fill out these forms, please call our office.
At Regas & Haag Ltd., we can provide you with all the legal assistance you need on workers’ insurance claims. Feel free to contact us through our website or by calling us at 330-649-9102 or toll-free at 800-520-2200.Read Full Update
Childhood disability benefits are benefits paid to children who have a disability and come from a family that has limited resources to care for them. This money can help ensure that the child has the care that they need without financially straining their parents or guardian.
Who Qualifies for Childhood Disability Benefits?
A child must have a condition or combination of conditions that limit their ability to lead a normal life. The condition must be one that will last for more than 12 months. If the child is working, they cannot make more than a set amount each month. That amount changes annually.
What Are Some of the Conditions That Qualify?
Many different conditions quality for childhood disability payments, including:
● Cerebral palsy
● Muscular dystrophy
● Down’s syndrome
● Severe intellectual disability
Must the Child Live at Home to Qualify?
The child does not have to live at home to qualify for SSI payments. If they are placed in a long-term care facility, and the state pays for their health care, they will receive a smaller amount monthly.
How Do You Qualify Your Child?
If you think that your child may qualify for childhood disability payments, you will need to fill out the form provided by the Social Security Administration to start the process. Your answers to these questions are important in the decision made by the government, so make sure you fill out the form completely and accurately to ensure your child receives the correct benefits.
After submitting the form, gather any relevant medical records as you will need this proof to ensure that your child qualifies for the correct childhood disability payments.
Set up an appointment with your local Social Security office, this step may take some time. It is not unusual to wait four to five months to schedule an appointment. When it is your turn, ensure that you keep your availability open to attend the meeting in order to avoid any delays.
You may be asked to take your child to a doctor if the government needs further information to make a decision. This doctor will examine your child and decide.
Can a Child Move Through the Childhood Disability Benefits Process Faster?
A select few children who have specific conditions, such as childhood cancer, can be moved to the front of the line for evaluation. The sooner you turn in the paperwork, the faster the process can begin.
It can be confusing and challenging to get childhood disability benefits. Therefore, it is usually best to work with an experienced attorney from the beginning. Contact Regas & Haag to receive the help your child deserves.Read Full Update
Due to the spread of COVID-19, Regas & Haag, Ltd. will operate with modified availability effective immediately. While our office WILL remain OPEN, we are going to temporarily be closed for in-person appointments. Our office will remained staffed and all of our attorneys will continue to be available by telephone. We look forward to continuing with business-as-usual to the best extent possible.
Social Security and Workers’ Compensation offices are remaining open in such a way that we are able to continue handling claims at all levels. This includes filing appeals, updating medical records, requesting hearings, etc. Therefore, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone with any questions, concerns, or updates.
We are hopeful that this will be a short-term change for a very serious problem. We at Regas & Haag, Ltd. want to do our part to limit the spread of COVID-19 and we thank you for your understanding during these times.
Have you been hesitant to hire an attorney to represent you in your Social Security Disability claim? If so, you are encouraged to contact us (LINK) to schedule a free consultation to discuss your claim with one of our attorneys. At Regas & Haag, we are committed to providing dedicated and personal legal representation. When you schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, you will meet with the attorney who will handle your case from start to finish. We believe that a face-to-face meeting between an attorney and a client is essential in providing personal legal representation. When you hire Regas & Haag to represent you, you can be sure that you will always be able to speak directly with the attorney who is handling your claim throughout the process of fighting to get the benefits you deserve. If you would like to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, please contact us (LINK) immediately.Read Full Update
From October 28-30, attorneys John Regas, Brad Davis, and Matthew Carona attended the fall conference of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) in Denver, Colorado. NOSSCR is a specialized bar association for attorneys and other advocates who represent people with disabilities and has been a pioneer in legal continuing education and public policy advocacy since 1979. Our attorneys attended multiple workshops in an effort to expand our knowledge, keep up-to-date on the latest developments in Social Security Disability law, and become even more effective in successfully representing disabled claimants. The attorneys at Regas and Haag are committed to staying at the forefront of Social Security Disability law in order to provide exceptional legal representation to our clients. If you would like to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, please contact us (LINK) immediately.Read Full Update