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Workers’ Compensation

Hanlon, Estadt, McCormick & Schramm Co., LPA believes it is crucial businesses defend themselves when claims for work-related injuries or occupational disease are brought against them.  Our firm strongly encourages companies to evaluate the claims and assists them to make an informed decision while aggressively defending the employer’s rights.  For the Self-employed or State-Fund Employer, with a claim at the administrative or any court level, we are prepared to assist you.  Our experience and skill has been demonstrated in numerous courts throughout the State of Ohio, including the Supreme Court and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.  In the Ohio Supreme Court case of Ward v. Kroger, the firm established the standard to be used by Courts of Common Pleas when determining whether or not an appeal in a workers’ compensation claim is properly before the Court of Common Pleas.

In the area of black lung defense, the firm recognizes the difficulty of prevailing in an environment which is often believed to be structured to the benefit of the Claimant.  However, understanding the intricacies of this rather unique area of law and aggressive representation are the hallmark of our efforts to defend our clients.