Ohio worker denied additional award for inhalation of metal dust

by Kara Dolan-West | Nov 27, 2013 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

Readers of this blog are well aware of some of the dangers posed by their work environments. Heavy machinery can catch limbs or crush workers, employees can fall from heights, and construction workers may be at...read more >>

What is Permanent Partial Disability Compensation?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Nov 21, 2013 | Permanent Partial Disability Compensation

Permanent Partial Disability Compensation, commonly referred to as PPD, is a monetary award for residual disability. Residual disability is permanent damage/impairment that the worker experiences as a result of the injury. For example, let’s say that...read more >>

My doctor says I have reached “Maximum Medical Improvement.” What does that mean?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Nov 21, 2013 | Temporary Total Disability Compensation

<>Ohio Administrative §4121-3-32(A)(1) defines Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) as a treatment plateau at which no fundamental functional or physiological change can be expected within reasonable medical probability. <>What this means is that MMI occurs when further...read more >>

What is Temporary Total Disability Compensation?

by Kara Dolan-West | Nov 21, 2013 | Temporary Total Disability Compensation

<>”Total disability” means that the injured worker is unable to return to his or her former position of employment. A finding of temporary total disability, sometimes referred to as TTD, does not require a showing of...read more >>

What is Statutory Permanent Total Disability Compensation?

by Kara Dolan-West | Nov 21, 2013 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Statutory permanent total disability compensation is different from permanent total disability compensation. Statutory permanent total disability compensation is granted to a person who has lost both eyes, both hands, both arms, both legs, or both feet,...read more >>

What is Permanent Total Disability Compensation?

by Andrew Bainbridge | Nov 21, 2013 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Permanent Total Disability is defined by the Ohio Administrative Code as “the inability to perform sustained remunerative employment due to the allowed conditions in the claim.” O.A.C. §4121-3-34(B)(1). This simply means that an injured worker is...read more >>

Accident at Tesla plant burns three workers

by Andrew Bainbridge | Nov 20, 2013 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

There are many factories in Ohio. Those employed at these plants may know the dangers posed by the heavy machinery and extreme temperatures with which they work. However, as time passes and accidents do not occur,...read more >>

Over 5,000 worker amputations have occurred since 2005

by Andrew Bainbridge | Nov 13, 2013 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has recently released statistics that show over 5,000 Ohio workers have suffered amputation injuries since 2005. The data shows 5,405 workers’ compensation claims related to such injuries were made between...read more >>

Three railroad employees injured in Ohio

by Kara Dolan-West | Nov 06, 2013 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

Three CSX employees were recently injured on the job in Ohio. Reports indicate the men were working on a railroad crossing when a car drove around two sets of barricades, hit a utility pole, then slammed...read more >>