In October of 2016, two workers died in Boston while working in about a 12-foot deep trench. Robert Higgins and Kelvin Mattocks were working when the trench collapsed breaking an adjacent fire hydrant supply line causing the trench to fill in seconds.
Generally, you cannot sue your employer, even if the employer was at fault for your injuries. Ohio law provides employers with immunity from lawsuits by their employees, if the employers are participating in the Bureau of Workers' Compensation program. Therefore, if you wish to be compensated for your injury, you must file a workers' compensation claim.