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June 2012 Archives

The Bainbridge Firm: Workers' Compensation Attorneys in Portsmouth, Ohio

Located several blocks north of the Portsmouth Bureau of Workers' Compensation, the Portsmouth satellite office serves the workers' compensation needs of Scioto county residents as well as the surrounding communities. This arealso extends into the northern Kentucky area for those individuals who were injured on the job in Ohio.

The Bainbridge Firm: Workers' Compensation Attorneys in Ironton, Ohio

Located in the heart of Ironton, the Bainbridge Firm has an established satellite office located just blocks from the courthouse. The Ironton office is staffed five days a week during normal business hours and serves Lawrence County and the surrounding areas. This area extends into northern Kentucky for those injured workers who have Ohio workers' compensation claims.

Ohio transportation company cited for safety violations

There are many ways that employers cut corners that can impact the safety of the workplace. Unfortunately, employers sometimes place their workers at a greater risk of sustaining workplace injuries   in order to protect their bottom line. A transportation company based in Perrysburg, Ohio, was recently cited for 17 serious safety violations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

What is the AWW?

It is necessary to establish the average weekly wage (AWW) for the year prior to any particular injury. In the simplest form, the AWW is the average weekly wage an injured worker earned for the year prior to the date of injury in the workers' compensation claim.

Switching the Physician of Record

As previously discussed, the physician of record (POR) is an important part of any workers' compensation claim. The POR has the ability to request treatment to improve or maintain a claimant's allowed conditions in the claim. The POR can also request referrals to more specialized care (e.g., pain management, surgery consultations, etc.). In addition, the POR can also generate reports that are used to seek lost wages when a claimant cannot return to his or her former position of employment on account of the allowed conditions in the claim.

Industrial explosion injures two Ohio workers

Serious or life-threatening job-related injuries can result due to industrial, chemical plant, and other workplace explosions. These workplace environments have inherent dangers that can result in dangerous explosions. If large industrial machinery is not properly maintained or other safety violations are present, such explosions can occur. But even when all safety precautions are followed, there may sometimes be a risk that these workplace accidents can happen.

Are painkillers overused to treat workplace injuries?

Injured Ohio workers may be affected by the nationwide practice of prescribing strong narcotic painkillers or opioids like OxyContin, Percocet and Duragesic to treat the pain from injuries like back strains. Many workers' compensation professionals now believe that the use of these drugs to treat common workplace injuries is sometimes excessive, and in some cases may have a detrimental impact on the ability of injured workers to recover and return to work.

Ohio Workers' Compensation system's role in economic recovery

When an Ohio worker is injured in a job-related accident, the workers' compensation system can help with financial assistance during time away from work. This helps injured workers turn their efforts toward recovery and ultimately a return to the workforce in many cases. However, in the current economic client, some people in Ohio have questioned the role of the workers' compensation system that benefits all Ohio residents.

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Columbus, OH 43215

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Portsmouth, OH 45662

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Marion, OH 43302

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Cambridge, Ohio 43725

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Waverly, OH 45690

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