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Workers' Compensation Archives

What is an occupational illness?

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 of their jobs, but may still develop an occupational illness that makes them seriously ill, and may even cause their death.

Injured Ohio workers can appeal a rejected workers' comp claim

If a party to a lawsuit does not agree with the verdict after trial is done, he or she usually has the right to ask for an appeal. A valid basis for appeal should lead to a new trial or other relief for the aggrieved party.

Ohio company fined $43K after teen worker loses hand

Most parents agree that letting teenagers have a part-time or summer job teaches them about financial independence, working with other people, and personal responsibility. State law allows people under 18 to work a variety of jobs, many of them physically taxing, but there are limits to what teenagers are allowed to do.

Employee or contractor? What could be at stake for Uber drivers

With the Ohio General Assembly currently discussing the passage of regulations for ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, it's possible that new conversations could begin regarding the employee status given to drivers who work for such companies.

Ohio BWC testing reduced paperwork for contested injury claims

One common problem for injured workers in Ohio is delays in getting their injuries treated. Paperwork and red tape from the state Bureau of Workers’ compensation can make it take longer to receive needed medical care, such as rehabilitation or surgery, than if the victim had sustained the same injury outside of work.

Officials urge drivers to exercise caution in Ohio construction zones

Spring and summer are seasons of increased road construction in Ohio. In fact, the Ohio Department of Transportation has announced that a "record number of construction projects" are planned or underway throughout the state, and drivers are urged to exercise due caution in work zones.

Falling debris is unsafe, wear a helmet at construction sites

From heavy machinery to several tons of building materials in some cases, no one needs to remind a construction worker here in Ohio that they have a dangerous job. They know that the danger is all around them, putting them at risk of suffering an on-the-job injury at any moment. They also know that the injury could be so devastating that it could force them out of work for a few months or for good.

Do employers have to accommodate an employee with a disability?

Suffering an on the job injury can be incredibly problematic in some instances because the injury may be so great that a person becomes disabled as a result. And as if going through the process of applying for benefits wasn't enough of a challenge for an injured worker, it's possible that a worker may also need to request an accommodation from their employer as well.

Don't let your employer fool you, you have rights to compensation

If you're like a lot of our more frequent readers and have been injured while on the job, then chances are you were also filled with a sense of fear when it happened. Not only were you probably afraid of how you'd be able to pay your medical expenses and other bills if you had to leave work to recover, you might have also been concerned that you might lose your job as well.

What are some examples of permanent total disability?

If you're like a lot of our regular readers, then you probably have a lot of questions about the workers' compensation system and your right to benefits after suffering a work-related injury. But just like our other readers, you might not know how to classify your condition.

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