If I contract Covid-19, is it a compensable workers’ compensation claim?

by Jacob Brandt | May 03, 2020 | In the News

Ohio workers’ compensation allows for injuries such as occupational diseases and illnesses. This then begs the question: do I have a claim if I am exposed to COVID-19 at work? Factors to take into account: The...read more >>

What if my employer did not file safety rules resulting in my injury?

by Kara Dolan-West | Aug 19, 2019 | General Information

You may be surprised to know that Ohio’s workers’ compensation system is considered “no-fault.” This simply means that even if an injured worker is at fault for their injury they still are permitted to file a workers’ compensation claim....read more >>

Bumble Bee Foods LLC, 2 Others Held Liable For Worker’s Death

by Andrew Bainbridge | May 07, 2015 | Workers' Compensation

On October 11, 2012, the eyes of our entire nation were focused on the state of California where a catastrophic industrial accident claimed the life of a 62-year-old worker at a Bumble Bee Foods LLC plant...read more >>

Several Richland County Employers Receive Safety Award From BWC

by Andrew Bainbridge | Apr 21, 2015 | Workers' Compensation

As we have said many times before on this blog, providing a safe working environment should be an employer’s top concern. When they start to let their safety standards slip or fail to address their employees’...read more >>

Study shows danger of exposure to particular oil cleanup chemical

by Andrew Bainbridge | Apr 07, 2015 | Workers' Compensation

A study published this month may start raising concerns about the use of a particular dispersant known as Corexit EC9500A, which was widely used in the cleanup efforts following the Deepwater Horizon explosion. According to the...read more >>

BWC funding workplace safety research at Ohio University

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 12, 2015 | In the News

COLUMBUS– The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) and Ohio Board of Regents today announced Ohio University (OU) has been awarded a $245,000 research grant to improve workplace safety. OU is one of six higher education...read more >>

NJ Company Fine $136,290 For Willfully Exposing Workers To Safety And Health Hazards

by Andrew Bainbridge | Oct 04, 2014 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

Someville, NJ (WorkersCompensation.com) – Custom-order cabinetry company Choice Cabinetry LLC exposed employees to safety and health hazards, many involving methylene chloride, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Initiated as part...read more >>

A brief overview of trenching safety at construction sites

by Andrew Bainbridge | Aug 27, 2014 | Workers' Compensation

Construction is a dangerous profession. It’s a statement most people would not argue against. But despite the fact that there are state and federal regulations to keep these dangers in check, accidents can still occur. Most...read more >>

Ohio farming season highlights agricultural workplace safety

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | May 08, 2014 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

Ohio farmers may already be knee deep in the farming season in the hopes of achieving robust crops this year. Many farmers rely on farm hands and other agricultural workers to accomplish all of their harvest...read more >>

Poultry plant workers subject to carpal tunnel syndrome

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Mar 27, 2014 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

Government agencies are working together to improve safety conditions at poultry plants in Ohio and across the country. While a recent study found that line speed does not significantly contribute to an increase in worker injuries...read more >>