How can an attorney help with a workers’ compensation claim?

by Andrew Bainbridge | Jul 31, 2014 | Workers' Compensation

In the days before the establishment of workers’ compensation, if an employee suffered an injury or illness in connection with his or her employment, the means of seeking redress was frequently to file a lawsuit against...read more >>

Ohio business cited for violation of workplace safety rules

by Andrew Bainbridge | Jul 31, 2014 | Workers' Compensation

The law requires employers to do their reasonable best to prevent job-related injuries. The government may issue fines against employers who do not comply with this requirement. For example, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently...read more >>

The Industrial Commission

by Kara Dolan-West | Jul 30, 2014 | Workers' Compensation

The present Industrial Commission is comprised of three members who are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, and selected from a list of candidates submitted by the Industrial Commission Nominating...read more >>

Workers’ Compensation is a No-Fault System

by Kara Dolan-West | Jul 28, 2014 | Workers' Compensation

Workers’ compensation eliminates negligence and fault as bases of loss allocation, and instead distributes the inevitable cost of injures among those parties best able to absorb them – employers as a whole. Questions of fault, blame,...read more >>

Workers’ Compensation Generally

by Kara Dolan-West | Jul 25, 2014 | Workers' Compensation

The General Assembly established the Ohio Workers’ Compensation system to address unsatisfactory common law remedies. Workers’ compensation creates a new set of mutual rights and duties between employers and employees arising from injuries sustained and diseases...read more >>

Teacher traumatized by student fight seeks workers’ compensation

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Jul 24, 2014 | Workers' Compensation

Many types of worker injuries can lead to an inability to return to work that may be compensable by workers’ compensation benefits. Most of those workplace injuries are caused by some form of physical trauma after...read more >>

Workplace accidents are hard to prevent by OSHA

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Jul 17, 2014 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

Employees are often forced to trust in the companies who hire them regarding their safety in their work environment. Particular industries that are known for being more dangerous are no exception. When a workplace accident occurs,...read more >>

Going To and From Your Place of Employment

by Kara Dolan-West | Jul 11, 2014 | Workers' Compensation

Even though most forms of employment require the employee to commute from their home to the location of the employment, workers’ are not always protected against all the perils of that journey by the workers’ compensation...read more >>

NFL players, including in Ohio, tackling workers’ compensation

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Jul 10, 2014 | Workers' Compensation

Most workers’ compensation cases are expected to address injuries and illnesses caused by unusual incidents in the workplace that are usually the exception rather than the rule. But workers in one profession in the middle of...read more >>

Head injury sends Ohio construction worker to the hospital

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Jul 03, 2014 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

Construction work can be among the most hazardous of occupations that any individual can choose to engage in, whether the project involves the erection of a massive new commercial office tower or something as simple as...read more >>