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June 2013 Archives

Energy worker suffers burn injuries after stepping in hot water


Many of us work in positions that require us to travel or to perform our tasks in various locations. Electricians, plumbers, inspectors and truck drivers all have jobs that require them to go from place to place. Though many of these places are entirely safe, some pose risks to workers. When an accident happens and a worker suffers injuries, the worker may need compensation to reach a full recovery.

Inspector injured on the job when crushed by machine

Many Ohioans work in positions that place them at risk of injury, even when they feel completely safe. An employer error, faulty equipment, or another negligent employee can cause a horrific accident. While regulations attempt to keep working conditions safe, those regulations are often broken and a worker may find himself injured as a result. Also, these regulations do nothing to help injured workers with their care after the injury. For these individuals a lawsuit may be their only option to reaching a full recovery.

Mental health problems not necessarily covered by workers' comp.

The Ohio Supreme Court has handed down a ruling that has some workers' compensation advocates disgruntled. The decision, which held a mental-health claim is covered by workers' compensation only if it is related to a physical injury, derived from an accident where a vehicle slammed into the back of a company truck, killing the driver of the first vehicle. The driver of the company truck was physically injured and suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. The Ohio Supreme Court found there was not enough evidence to establish the physical injuries were a cause of the post-traumatic stress disorder.

Injured workers have more than workers comp to consider

A person who is injured at their place of employment is typically eligible for workers' compensation benefits. Although the laws vary from state to state, in most states workers' compensation laws require employers to carry some form of workers' compensation insurance to assist employees with medical care and lost wages. Workers who sustain workplace injuries may also be entitled to social security disability benefits.

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