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Workers' Compensation Archives

Ohio business cited for violation of workplace safety rules

The law requires employers to do their reasonable best to prevent job-related injuries. The government may issue fines against employers who do not comply with this requirement. For example, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently cited Lowe’s, a large home improvement chain, for violating workplace safety standards. OSHA cited the company for five repeat violations and one serious violation of safety standards.

How can an attorney help with a workers' compensation claim?

In the days before the establishment of workers' compensation, if an employee suffered an injury or illness in connection with his or her employment, the means of seeking redress was frequently to file a lawsuit against the employer.

The Industrial Commission

The present Industrial Commission is comprised of three members who are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, and selected from a list of candidates submitted by the Industrial Commission Nominating Council. Employees, employers, and the public each have one representative on the Commission, each of whom must have six or more years of recognized workers' compensation, expertise, and no more than two of whom can be members of the same political party. At least one of the commissioners must be an attorney registered to practice law in Ohio. 

Teacher traumatized by student fight seeks workers' compensation

Many types of worker injuries can lead to an inability to return to work that may be compensable by workers’ compensation benefits. Most of those workplace injuries are caused by some form of physical traumafter an accident of some kind. But workers’ compensation benefits can also apply to mental and psychological trauma caused by conditions in the workplace.

Going To and From Your Place of Employment

Even though most forms of employment require the employee to commute from their home to the location of the employment, workers' are not always protected against all the perils of that journey by the workers' compensation system. To aid in determining whether an injury occurred within the course and scope of a claimant's employment, the courts have developed a rule known as the "going and coming" rule. Under this rule, an employee injured while traveling to or from a fixed place of employment does not necessarily sustain the injury in the "course of employment."

Ohio man ordered to repay workers' compensation benefits

Ohio has always been a state that prides itself on building things. Manufacturing has long been an important part of the state’s economy and identity, but unfortunately workers’ compensation disputes tend to go hand in hand with manufacturing and industrial activity. 

Disabled Workers' Relief Fund (DWRF)

The Disabled Workers' Relief Fund (DWRF) provides an additional amount of compensation for those injured workers that are already receiving permanent total disability (PTD) compensation, if the amount that is being received is below a certain threshold. In a case where an injured worker is also receiving Social Security Disability, DWRF can still be paid but only when the amount of permanent total disability compensation received, plus the amount of Social Security Disability being received, falls below a particular amount. In short, the DWRF payment raises an injured worker's permanent disability payments to the minimum amount as required by law. 

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