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Posts tagged "Workers' Compensation"

New Year to bring broader work injury reporting rules

The holiday season is a time of joy. For the vast majority of Ohio residents, that's exactly how the time is experienced. In an ideal world, there would be nothing to disrupt those feelings, but the reality is that the rigors of daily labor include risks.

Ohio BWC Board Backs New First Fill Rule

A new rule approved recently by the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) Board of Directors allows BWC to provide care to injured workers more quickly following an injury. The first fill rule will ensure that injured workers receive necessary medications while the future of their claims is being determined.

New tech may give physically disabled their sense of touch back

Imagine that you are a truck driver who has just been involved in a serious accident while transporting goods along your route. The accident leaves your spinal cord severed, taking away your ability to move your appendages and to walk.

Employee Deviation from Employment and Misconduct

Misconduct of the employee is immaterial under the workers' compensation system. The test of whether coverage should be extended is based on whether there is a requisite connection between the injury and the employment irrespective of the conduct of the parties. However, after entering into the course of employment, an employee can deviate from the employment by engaging in personal activity. Intoxication is one such deviation or departure from the course of employment. Voluntary intoxcation which renders an employee incapable of performing the work constitutes a departure from the course of employment. Intoxication which does note incapacitate the employee from performing job duties, however, does not necessarily defeat a claim. If you have a work related injury that involved alcohol, please contact the Bainbridge Firm.  

Court weighs in on debate over contractors and workers' comp

As much as people try not to, judgment gets passed around from time to time. This is especially true in the workplace where some occupations are considered more prestigious than others. Take for example exotic dancing. Most people turn up their noses at people who choose this profession, oftentimes claiming that they should not receive the same employee rights as other occupations.

New rule meant to speed treatment of injured workers

The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation has adopted a new rule meant to help injured workers get quicker access to medications needed to treat their injury.

Seasonal employees and their access to workers' compensation

Even though it's only the second full week of November, a lot of people already have Christmas shopping on their minds. Whether they choose to buy their presents in stores or online though, businesses will need to make sure that they have the staff available to meet the upcoming demand. Across the nation, this will mean an influx of temporary or seasonal workers, including here in Ohio.

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