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How to Proceed With a VSSR Claim

Purusant to Ohio Administrative Code § 4121-3-20(A), the Industrial Commission requires a claimant to file an application for an additional safety award within two years of the injury, death, or inception of a disability resulting from an occupational disease. The application for an additional safety award must set forth the facts which from the basis of the alleged violation and cite which section of the law or code that the employer allegedly violated. Applications for VSSR awards may also be amended after the expiration of the two-year limitation period, so long as the amendment does not raise an unstated claim but instead merely clairifies the claim of a previously alleged violation. 

What is VSSR?

VSSR stands for "violation of a specific safety requirement." In order to be entitled to receive a VSSR award, a claimant must establish that his of her injury resulted from the employer's failure to comply with a specific safety requirement. If the claimant fails to prove any of the elements of that rule, the employer is not liable for any additional awards beyond potential workers' compensation compensation. 

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