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December 2012 Archives

Temporary and Permanent at the same time - Advantage Tank Lines

Two of the most common benefits under the Ohio workers' compensation system involve "permanent partial" benefits and "temporary total" benefits.  When an injured worker is not able to return to his or her former position of employment and loses wages as a result, temporary total compensation can be sought to help make up for these lost wages.  Permanent partial benefits, however, can be awarded regardless of whether an injury resulted in lost time.  Expressed as a percentage of whole body impairment, the permanent partial award compensates for the impairment an injured worker has as a result of the allowed conditions.  This type of benefit is completely unrelated to the injured worker's ability to return to work.

Ohio excavation business may face $115,500 in fines

When a company willfully violates industry protocol for adequate protections of its workers, most Ohio residents agree that it should be penalized, especially when those willful violations can lead to workplace accidents that cause injury or death. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration defines a willful violation as "one committed with intentional, knowing or voluntary disregard for the law's requirements, or with plain indifference to worker safety and health."OSHA issued Bontrager Excavating Ltd., based in Uniontown, three willful violations for failing to follow guidelines to prevent cave-ins on workers in trenches. These violations come after a trench collapse in 2010 that left one worker dead and another injured.

Injured Ohio worker struggles during the holidays

It is difficult for many to make ends meet in today's economy and suffering an injury while working can make things even more difficult. Ohio residents know that while the holidays bring joy and happiness to many, those with financial or health-related problems can have a very difficult time as the holidays can bring added financial and emotional stress. One Ohio couple with three children is currently having a difficult time since the father, the only working parent, suffered a workplace injury to his back. He was employed as a seasonal roofer and has been out of work since the injury.

Alphabet Soup: The parties in a workers' comp case

In a workers' compensation claim, there are various parties that a claimant will come into contact with.  These parties, often shortened into various abbreviations, all serve different roles within the system. Here are just a few of the various parties and organizations that play roles in these claims.

Dayton manufacturing plant hit with $63,000 OSHA fine

Recently, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a machine manufacturing facility located in Dayton, Ohio,  for nine safety violations, which the agency concluded likely led to the tragic death of a worker who was caught in a conveyor that was lowered during a lockout. He was trapped and died from his injuries shortly after the accident. Horrific workplace injuries such as this one often result when an employer places its own economic well-being above the safety of the workers whom it employs. These serious citations suggest that many of these types of accidents might be able to be prevented if employers took more precautions to ensure the safety of their workers.

Tragic accident causes Ohio ski resort worker to lose arm

Many Ohio residents would not think that a ski resort in Butler, Ohio would be a dangerous place to work. However, tragedy can strike workers employed in every occupation. Recently, a worker at a Clear Fork Ski Resort in Butler lost his arm when it was torn at the shoulder while he was installing a conveyor lift in the recently constructed tubing park. Unfortunately, horrific workplace injuries such as this one are more common than many people realize.

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