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Workers' Compensation Archives

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.

Actions by Ohio BWC that made 2014 a good year for workers

Compared to other years, did you notice anything different about 2014 in relation to workers' compensation and workplace safety? If you didn't, you're not alone. Most people here in Ohio don't follow actions made by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' compensation. News outlets don't help either, oftentimes failing to report changes that have a huge impact on workers across the state.

Could your Facebook post hurt your workers' comp claim?

In the last few decades, the use of social media has exploded. This has created a new generation of Internet users who are not only able to maintain long-distance relationships with people worlds away but are able to upload just about every aspect of their life to the web, giving everyone a snapshot of who they are and what they're doing.

Stay on hours-of-service rules leaves some worried about safety

Whether you work in an office building or your office is the cab of a semi truck, you are entitled to a safe work environment. This is true not only at the state level but the federal level as well. Employers who violate state and federal safety laws should be held accountable for their actions, especially if their negligence puts employees at risk of serious injury or death. This is a fact our readers know all too well because it's something we have highlighted many times before on this blog.

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