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Posts tagged "Workplace Injuries"

Temporary Total Disability Benefits

Temporary total disability (TTD) benefits are intended to replace lost wages while an individual is recovering from a work-related injury and is unable to return to his or her former position of employment. TTD benefits are typically paid on a bi-weekly basis and are based on the wages the individual earned over the last year of employment.

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.

Injuries can lead to workers' comp and disability benefits

Most people in Ohio know that if they are injured on the job, they can apply for workers' compensation benefits that can help cover lost wages, medical expenses and even rehabilitation treatments. For a lot of people, workers' comp benefits are incredibly important because they make sure that an injured worker is being provided for financially, allowing the worker to focus on recovery instead of their expenses.

Scaffolding collapse kills 3, death benefits may be possible

As some of our more regular followers know, we sometimes highlight news stories we think are applicable to our readers' situations. Though some of these news stories come from our own state, sometimes we like to point out stories from other states to show that it isn't just Ohioans who experience issues regarding unsafe working conditions and issues regarding workers' compensation claims.

BWC funding workplace safety research at Ohio University

COLUMBUS-- The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) and Ohio Board of Regents today announced Ohio University (OU) has been awarded a $245,000 research grant to improve workplace safety. OU is one of six higher education institutions in Ohio selected for $2 million in funding for nine research proposals.

The compensation bargain

The Workers' Compensation Act reflected 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 in the state of Ohio therefore attempts to accommodate the correlative rights and duties of employers and employees. 

Are repetitive injuries eligible for workers' compensation?

If you've ever performed a job that required you to repeat the same motions over and over again, then you may not have realized that you could have seriously damaged your muscles and connective tissues in the process. Called repetitive motion injuries, the damage associated with such injuries can take a long time before symptoms present themselves. But in some cases, when symptoms -- such as pain or numbness -- do present themselves, it may be too late to fully correct the damage.

Workplace injuries aren't simply injuries

When most workers hear the phrase "workplace injury," they immediately think of a single accident. Slipping on material littering the factory floor, crush injuries in a machine press, scaffolding collapse or an item falling from a high shelf striking their head and neck -- these are all situations that could lead to a serious bodily injury. However, workers are encouraged to consider other types of injuries when thinking about their workers' compensation claim.

Workplace injuries aren't simply injuries

When most workers hear the phrase "workplace injury," they immediately think of a single accident. Slipping on material littering the factory floor, crush injuries in a machine press, scaffolding collapse or an item falling from a high shelf striking their head and neck -- these are all situations that could lead to a serious bodily injury. However, workers are encouraged to consider other types of injuries when thinking about their workers' compensation claim.

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