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3 Deadly Sins That Can Ruin Your Cincinnati Car Accident Claim

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

 So you were seriously hurt in a car accident. You just want what is fair. You want your medical bills paid, your time lost from work compensated and something for your pain and suffering. You do not see a problem in giving a taped statement.  In it you did not mention you hurt your back before in another car accident 10 years ago, but it has been fine for the last 9 years.

 Your doctor released you after epidural injections on your back help your disc injury from the car accident . But after a month the pain came back and you have not gone back to the doctor for 4 months even though you are in quite a bit of pain. The insurance company wants to settle, but for very little . Wonder why? Watch this to find out.

    The insurance company looked you up in their index and found out about your injury. They have you on tape lying or just forgetful. And you have not seen a doctor lately so they do not give much credibility  to your claim of pain. Will anyone?

By Antohny Castelli Cincinnati Mason car accident back injury attorney Call 621-2345 for help. Before it’s too late

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5 Reasons To hire a Car Accident workers compensation Social Disability Cincinnati Lawyer

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

 If you have been hurt on the job by a third party you may be able to bring claims for workers compensation and a claim against the person that hurt you . If you are so ill or injured that you can not work for one year you may have a social security claim. Here are 5 good reasons to find one lawyer that can handle all three claims.

 1. A  separate car accident lawyer, a workers compensation lawyer and a disability attorney all have experience in a compartmentalized area of the law. Hiring an attorney that handles all of these case will help you coordinatebenefits.

2. One attorney knows all the information evidence being created in each case and can manage the eveidence more  effectively so it does not impact negatively on the other cases. They can use positive evidenc in one case to help the other cases.

3. All of these area of law have interrelated pitfalls. An attorney experienced in these area can avoid these pitfalls. For instance workers compensation is going to want their money back from your car accident case. your attorney must know the formula and how to negotiate with the bureau of workers compensation.

4. You only have to deal with one attorney to answer your question and work with you on all three cases saving you time  

5. By coordinating all of the benefits one attorney should be able to maximize all the benefits you are entitled to from your injury accident  accident, your workers compensation case and your social security disability claim.

Anthony Castelli is a Cincinnati Attorney that focuses his practice on accident injury cases, workers compensation and social security disability. He welcomes your call for a free consulation 1-800-447-6549 and invites you to check out his web site with free articles and videos .

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Cincinnati Workers Compensation Attorney

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

One critical question you must ask before you hire a Cincinnati Ohio Workers compensation attorney.

If you have been hurt at work in the State of Ohio you have the right to file a workers compensation claim. However the workers compensation system is fraught with traps for the unwary. In fact the Ohio  workers compensation system is so specialized that the Ohio State Supreme court has granted attorneys  that pass the requirements to call themselves Certified specialist in Ohio workers compensation law. The Ohio State bar association administers the attorney certification process.

The Ohio State Bar Association “specialization program” was created to give licensed Ohio attorneys the ability to become certified as specialists in particular areas of law. OSBA certification is a voluntary process that requires a commitment to excellence. Ohio attorneys who are certified as specialists by the OSBA must take and pass a written examination in their specialty field, demonstrate a high level of substantial involvement in the specialty area, fulfill ongoing education requirements and be favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with their work.

All attorneys licensed to practice law in Ohio must have graduated from an accredited law school, passed an intensive examination, and attended continuing legal education courses as required by the Supreme Court of Ohio. Some attorneys who devote a large part of their practice to a particular area of the law may choose to go beyond these requirements to earn specialty certification. This means that they have:

  • Demonstrated substantial and continuing involvement in a particular field of law, meaning they must devote at least 25 percent of their practice to an area of law;
  • Submitted five individual references attesting to their competency in the specialty field;
  • Earned a minimum of 36 hours of intermediate or advanced continuing legal education credits in the specialty area during the past three years as part of the continuing legal education credits required of all attorneys;
  • Remained in good standing with the Supreme Court of Ohio; and
  • Proven financial responsibility by maintaining minimum professional liability insurance coverage.

Basically a  Cincinnati Ohio workers compensation specialist attorney has demonstrated special competence in the area of Ohio Workers compensation law. As of the time of writing the originsal article there are only approximately 23 attorneys in the Cincinnati area listed as specialists. I was one of them but no more. I decided that the clients that hired me did not know that I had been certified. It became a scramble at times to get in all the hours. Additionally my practice in the personal injury area had grown  so that I no longer met the requirement of 25% of my time ( at least income wise) was spent on workers compensation.

The fact also is that the educational requirements on a year over year basis were somewhat of a burden especially in light of little changes in the law. Though incrementally it seemds that it’s more diffifcult for workers to get a fair shake and a descent compensation package without numeorous hearings. Maybe that’s why it seems so few young attorenys are willing to help clients negotiate this maze of arcaine laws often interpreted to defeat the injured worked.

An attorney may also focus and have significant experience in several other areas of  law. But they may not designate themselves as a specialist as  there  are only  8 areas of law   such as trust, property , family law  etc that this is permitted in Ohio.

I was lucky enough to mentor under a fantastic personal injury car accident lawyer as well as his partner who handled workers compensation and social security disability.  So those are the three areas of law that I have dedicated the last 28 years to.

In fact I have written and made a  video on how these three area of law can interconnect.  If you are hurt at work you may have three sources of compensation for your injury . Watch this video to make sure you get all the compensation you deserve.

So before hiring a cincinnati workers compensation attorney ask them  if they are experinced  in Ohio workers compensation. This is different than being a certified specialist. The certification process is good but some changes need to be made such as allowing lawyers that pass testing and knowledge requirement not have to devote 20 % of their practice to workers compensation and lightening up on the recertification process.

Call me today for free  at 1-800-447-6549 to get the help you need to get the compensation you deserve.

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