Repetitive Injuries and Workers’ Compensation

by Andrew Bainbridge | Mar 04, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

If you’ve ever performed a job that required you to repeat the same motion over and over again, then you may not have realized that you could have seriously damaged your muscles and connective tissue in...read more >>

Common Construction Worker Accidents

by Andrew Bainbridge | May 10, 2018 | Workers' Compensation

The Centers for Disease Control and prevent reported that more than 9 percent of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2009 were sustained by construction workers. That year, construction workers suffered 4.3 nonfatal injuries and illnesses...read more >>

Occupational Illness

by Andrew Bainbridge | May 10, 2018 | Workers' Compensation

It has been about six weeks since we discussed how heat illness can put people who work outdoors in the summer at serious risk. Many workers are not vulnerable to heat illness, due to the nature...read more >>

Repetitive Injuries and Workers’ Compensation

by Andrew Bainbridge | Apr 02, 2018 | Workers' Compensation

If you’ve ever performed a job that required you to repeat the same motion over and over again, then you may not have realized that you could have seriously damaged your muscles and connective tissue in...read more >>

Seeking Medical Care After a Work-Related Injury

by Andrew Bainbridge | Mar 28, 2018 | Workers' Compensation

In addition to reporting the injury, seeking medical care after the injury is perhaps one of the most important things to do at the beginning of workers’ compensation claims. Obtaining medical care creates documentation of the...read more >>

Ohio poultry company fined $1.46M for 2 amputation incidents

by Andrew Bainbridge | Sep 30, 2015 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

After two Case Farms employees lost body parts in terrible accidents, and were later fired, the chicken supply company is facing fines totaling more than $1.46 million from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA...read more >>

Workplace fatalities going up in Ohio, U.S.

by Andrew Bainbridge | Sep 25, 2015 | Workers' Compensation

Fatal workplace incidents are on the rise in the U.S., including here in Ohio. That grim news comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Ohio Department of Health, and suggests that we still...read more >>

How many U.S. construction workers die every year?

by Andrew Bainbridge | Sep 17, 2015 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

It usually makes the news when a construction worker is killed on the job in Ohio. Obviously, these incidents do not happen every day, but neither are they nearly as rare as they should be. According...read more >>

Obesity can complicate workplace injuries, workers’ comp claims

by Andrew Bainbridge | Sep 11, 2015 | Workers' Compensation

We all know that obesity is a serious health problem, but millions of people in Ohio and throughout the U.S. struggle with this condition. It is estimated that one in three Ohio residents live with obesity,...read more >>

For Labor Day, a brief history of Ohio’s workers’ comp system

by Andrew Bainbridge | Sep 03, 2015 | Workers' Compensation

Monday is Labor Day. Most of us will enjoy the extra day off, but Labor Day weekend is also a time to reflect on the evolution of workplace safety protections in this country, including the introduction...read more >>