Can I Receive Compensation if I am an Independent Contractor?

by Lauren Osgood | Nov 15, 2019 | General Information

Even if you are classified as an “independent contractor,” you may still qualify for Workers’ Compensation benefits. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation may determine that a person designated as an independent contractor is legally an employee and is therefore entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits. The BWC is focused on the level of control that an employer has over a worker, even if that person is classified as an independent 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 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. 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 more >>