Senate Bill 27 which passed in 2016, will go into effect April 6th.
Getting approved for Social Security Disability claims are no walk in the park. You would think it would be much easier but the process can be very long and repetitive.
As you may have already heard from news sources like the Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation recently made changes to its billing system for workers' compensation coverage. The change will affect any private or public employers who are currently receiving workers' compensation coverage through the state and will become effective on July 1, 2015 and January 1, 2016 respectively.
Ohio Constitution Article II, Section 35 provides for the Ohio workers' compensation system.
Ohio Revised Code § 4123.80 prohibits an employee from waiving rights to compensation or benefits under Ohio workers' compensation laws. This prohibition is intended to prevent an employer from making an employee's or a prospective employee's surrender of benefits awardable under the Act as a condition of employment; the employer cannot thereby shift its share of responsibility for work-related injuries onto the injured worker.
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation will be holding its annual conference later this month. The bureau handles workers' compensation claims in the state along with the Ohio Industrial Commission. The organization intends to welcome various industry experts to talk about workplace accidents and how to deal with them. The bureau's administrator said a big part of the Ohio Safety Congress and Expo is listening to the general speakers share their insight on workplace safety. He also stated that these experts are at the forefront of developing measures to prevent workplace injuries.
Working in dangerous environments such as near electrical equipment, or at elevated heights, can increase one's chances of being involved in a serious workplace accident. Those who earn a living in and around dangerous job sites such as these may face grave workplace injury concerns. Victims of such incidents, and their families, should be sure they understand their rights when it comes to lost wages, medical expenses and other damages in light of a workplace accident.
Recently, an Ohio plastic company was the subject of an investigation by the Occupational and Safety Health Administration. The company, Berry Plastics Corp, located in Monroeville, was investigated to determine whether there was adequate safety present in the plant so as to avoid workplace accidents from arising in the future.
Many Ohio residents probably know that the drilling of natural gas has become a big business for the state. Some are concerned about the environmental impact this drilling may have. Another serious concern is the safety of the workers with respect to job-related accidents at the gas drilling rigs that have popped up all over the state. These accidents can be particularly serious due to the heavy equipment that is used in the drilling operations.
For many people, the term "workers' compensation" brings to mind occupations that can be inherently dangerous, such as construction work or industrial manufacturing. But workplace accidents that can give rise to a worker's compensation claim can happen in any industry.