Back Pain and The Use of Opioids for Ohioans

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Feb 23, 2018 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

A tight, burning and stabbing sensation. Muscles spasms and tingling. The feeling of being electrocuted in the same spot repeatedly. Back pain comes in many forms. Millions of people experience the agony of back pain and...read more >>

In summer, many workers are vulnerable to heat illness

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Jul 01, 2017 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

Today is the first day of July. Though it is still early summer, many parts of the country have already experienced intense heat waves. Those places that have not yet felt the full blast of summer...read more >>

What is an intentional tort?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Mar 07, 2017 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

R.C. 2745.01 defines an intentional tort as occurring where an employee’s injury occurred because the employer acted “with the intent to injure” or “with the belief that the injury was substantially certain to occur.” The statute...read more >>

Injured workers don’t need to go at it alone

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Jan 31, 2017 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ compensation is the agency responsible for providing medical and wage replacement benefits to individuals who experience work-related injuries, disease or death. In the state of Ohio, workers have the right to...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 >>

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 >>

AEP worker shocked by 19K volts at construction site

by Andrew Bainbridge | Aug 26, 2015 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

Despite precautions, working with or near power lines can be dangerous, even deadly. Exposure to electric current can cause terrible injuries, and even electrocution, which is a fatal shock. An Ohio man went into cardiac arrest...read more >>

8 common construction worker accidents

by Andrew Bainbridge | Aug 20, 2015 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

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 >>

Dehydrated driving compared to drunk driving for truck drivers

by Andrew Bainbridge | Aug 06, 2015 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

Ironically, for truck drivers not drinking enough is as dangerous as drinking too much. Confused? The answer to this riddle is hydration. Proper hydration is necessary to keep your brain able to make good judgments and...read more >>

Logging, fishing still the deadliest American industries

by Andrew Bainbridge | Jun 26, 2015 | Workers' Compensation

Every worker in the Ohio may potentially develop a workplace-related illness or injury, whether they work in an office, supermarket, factory or outdoors. But some jobs carry a much heavier risk than others. Office-related injuries like...read more >>