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Workers' Compensation Archives

Injuries can lead to workers' comp and disability benefits

Most people in Ohio know that if they are injured on the job, they can apply for workers' compensation benefits that can help cover lost wages, medical expenses and even rehabilitation treatments. For a lot of people, workers' comp benefits are incredibly important because they make sure that an injured worker is being provided for financially, allowing the worker to focus on recovery instead of their expenses.

Scaffolding collapse kills 3, death benefits may be possible

As some of our more regular followers know, we sometimes highlight news stories we think are applicable to our readers' situations. Though some of these news stories come from our own state, sometimes we like to point out stories from other states to show that it isn't just Ohioans who experience issues regarding unsafe working conditions and issues regarding workers' compensation claims.

Why it's important for Sub. S.B. 252 to pass Ohio Senate panel

Did you know that current laws do not afford workers' compensation benefits to workers who develop psychiatric conditions because of traumatizing events that occur while on the job? It is in the opinion of some of our Franklin County readers that this loophole is harmful to workers who may have suffered an on the job injury but cannot receive compensation because it's an injury no one can see.

How chronic pain can affect your ability to work

If you've ever suffered a serious or catastrophic injury because of your job, then you know how long the healing process can take. It can take months or even years before you are even well enough to return to work and even then you may never feel 100 percent.

Are repetitive injuries eligible for workers' compensation?

If you've ever performed a job that required you to repeat the same motions over and over again, then you may not have realized that you could have seriously damaged your muscles and connective tissues in the process. Called repetitive motion injuries, the damage associated with such injuries can take a long time before symptoms present themselves. But in some cases, when symptoms -- such as pain or numbness -- do present themselves, it may be too late to fully correct the damage.

What is the most common reason a workers' comp claim is denied?

As an employee here in Ohio, you are supposed to have access to workers' compensation benefits when you suffer an injury while at work or develop a work-related illness. This compensation is typically considered incredibly important by those who receive it because it can be used to offset the impact of expensive medical bills and lost income from missing days at work.

Are food additives leading to a serious illness in workers?

When you hear the phrase "safe for human consumption," what do you think of? Do you think of a product that is completely safe and shouldn't be worried about? Or do you think of a product that is safe for consumption but still potentially harmful in other ways?

Required rest breaks for truckers creating new unsafe situation

The death of Mike Boeglin was a tragedy that not only affected his widow and unborn child, it was a catastrophe that has resonated with the entire nation. That's because his death, according to his widow, could have been prevented had there been a safer place available for him to park his commercial vehicle while he took the rest break federal law requires. In response to this tragedy, many within the trucking industry are now asking policy makers to reconsider rest rules that promise to reduce the likelihood of a fatigued driving crash but are actually creating another unsafe working condition entirely.

How am I most likely to suffer an injury on the job?

As frequent readers of our blog know employers in Ohio are required by law to provide their employees with workers' compensation benefits that can be used in the event of a work-related injury. On top of this, employers are also required to take the steps necessary to provide a safe working environment free from hazards that could lead to such accidents.

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