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 contracted in the course of employment in substitution for their common law rights and duties. The Workers’ Compensation Act was enacted to reflect the growing public sentiment that employees should receive compensation for work-related injuries and that compensation should be regarded as a charge upon the business in which the employee worked. Workers’ compensation therefore attempts to accommodate the correlative rights and duties of employers and employees.

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