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Workers' Compensation Archives

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. 

OSHA cites Ohio manufacturer for serious safety violations

A single worker’s safety-related complaint against an Ohio industrial machinery manufacturer has created a ripple-effect that expanded into an investigation of the company by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which in turn led to 13 safety and health violation citations.

New mining regulations to limit safety hazards

Many typical work accidents cause very obvious injuries. However, the effects of some hazardous activities only show up years later. This kind of  workplace injury may result in disease. A recent rise in cases of black lung disease among miners has become a major source of concern. Also known as coal worker’s pneumoconiosis, the disease develops as a result of breathing in coal dust over a long period. According to industry experts, the ailment has claimed thousands of mine workers’ lives since the 1960s.

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