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Don't let your employer fool you, you have rights to compensation

If you're like a lot of our more frequent readers and have been injured while on the job, then chances are you were also filled with a sense of fear when it happened. Not only were you probably afraid of how you'd be able to pay your medical expenses and other bills if you had to leave work to recover, you might have also been concerned that you might lose your job as well.

What are some examples of permanent total disability?

If you're like a lot of our regular readers, then you probably have a lot of questions about the workers' compensation system and your right to benefits after suffering a work-related injury. But just like our other readers, you might not know how to classify your condition.

The importance of filing a claim when you realize you're injured

A lot of people, after suffering a work-related injury or realizing that they have an occupational disease, will immediately file a claim for workers' compensation benefits. For a lot of these people, there is no fear of losing their job or facing retaliation from their employer because they know that this isn't allowed by Ohio law.

Bumble Bee Foods LLC, 2 others held liable for worker's death

On October 11, 2012, the eyes of our entire nation were focused on the state of California where a catastrophic industrial accident claimed the life of a 62-year-old worker at a Bumble Bee Foods LLC plant in Santa Fe Springs. For those of our Ohio readers who may not remember, the man died after becoming trapped in an oven used to sanitize cans of tuna.

How long do I have to file for an occupational disease?

Revised Code § 4123.85 prescribes the limitations and notice requirements governing occupational disease claims. In all cases of occupational disease, or death resulting from occupational disease, claims for compensation or benefits shall be forever barred unless, within two years after the disability due to the disease began, or within such longer period as does not exceed six months after diagnosis of the occupational disease by a licensed physician or within two years after death occurs. 

The Workers' Compensation Bargain

The Workers' Compensation Act reflects a growing public sentiment that employees should receive compensation for work-related injuries and that compensation should be regarded as a charge upon the business in which the employee worked. Workers' compensation therefore attempts to accommodate the correlative rights and duties of employers and employees. Each party relinquishes certain common law rights and duties in exchange for the imposition of new statutory rights and duties.

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