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Wrongful death claims and the "discovery rule"

According to Ohio laws, the time limit for filing a wrongful death claim, other than those claims that arise out of a faulty or dangerous product, is two years from the date of the victim's death. However, for cases in which those two years have passed, there remains a possibility to file a wrongful death claim by invoking what is known as the "discovery rule." Under this rule, a wrongful death claim can be filed within two years of the date on which the "discovery" is made that the victim's death was wrongful.

Social Security Disability benefits for amputations

Some injuries of the musculoskeletal system are so severe that the only way left for doctors to save the victim is to amputate an affected limb. Needless to say, leading a normal life becomes a daily challenge for both amputees and their family members. Fortunately, Social Security Disability benefits are available for those who have had amputations, provided the claimant meets the eligibility criteria listed in the section related to Disability Evaluation for the Musculoskeletal System in the Social Security Administration's Blue Book. The Blue Book separates amputations into four categories. The claimant must fall into at least one of these four categories of amputations in order to be eligible for SSD benefits.

Your employer should protect you from respiratory dangers

The law requires employers to provide workers a safe environment. Depending on the industry you work in, that could require a significant amount of precautions. Do you work in an industry that exposes you to airborne hazards or areas with limited oxygen? Then, your employer must provide for your safety.

Deeming parental income in SSI cases for children

Most people in Columbus know about the benefits that are offered by the Social Security Administration. These benefits include the Social Security Disability Insurance program and the Supplemental Security Income program. For SSDI, a prospective beneficiary is required to have worked and contributed to the system in return for benefits. SSI, however, is a need-based program and there is no work requirement.

Immediate course of action after a workplace accident

There are some occupations that are categorized as high-risk, while others are categorized as low-risk. However, there doesn't seem to be an occupation that can be categorized as no-risk. This means, irrespective of occupation, every individual needs to be prepared for an unforeseen workplace accident and to be aware of their rights when a workplace accident occurs. The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation provides certain pointers for that purpose.

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