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Do You Need Leave For a Chronic Health Condition?

Our Ohio medical leave lawyers can help

If you have a serious, chronic health condition, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) gives employees who qualify for leave the right to take unpaid time off to receive regular medical treatment for your illness or medical condition. The same is true if you're caring for a family member (spouse, child, etc.) with a chronic health condition.

Unfortunately, some employers can be difficult to deal with in such situations. They might intentionally deny your medical leave and FMLA request. Or they simply might not be familiar with state and federal laws, such as the FMLA, designed to protect the rights of workers in such situations.

In either case, it's critical that you talk to an experienced medical leave lawyer who understands the law and knows how to get results. That's why we want to speak with you. Our legal team at Nilges Draher LLC in Ohio knows how the system works and has the case results to prove it - more than $30 million recovered for workers in Ohio and across the country.

FMLA and chronic health conditions

Specific rules and regulations exist that define what constitutes a chronic health condition under the FMLA. In order for you to have an approved FMLA leave from work, your chronic health condition must meet the following criteria:

  • Your health condition requires periodic medical treatment, which the FMLA defines as treatment at least twice a year.
  • Your health condition continues and is expected to continue for an extended period of time.
  • Your health condition may result in episodes which periodically leave you incapacitated.

Common examples of chronic health conditions include:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease

Whatever chronic health condition you're dealing with, if you're having trouble getting time off from work, contact our law firm to learn more about all the legal options available to you.

We stand up for your rights

You have enough to worry about aside from why your request for unpaid time off for medical reasons was denied. Allow us to deal with your employer or your employer's insurance company. We know the law and know what strategies work best.

Simply schedule your free consultation with a medical leave attorney who cares. Nilges Draher LLC - we're on your side.

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Massillon, OH 44646
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Cleveland, OH 44114
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Columbus, OH 43215
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