The General Assembly established the Ohio Workers' Compensation system to address unsatisfactory common law remedies. Workers' compensation creates a new set of mutual rights and duties between employers and employees arising from injuries sustained and diseases contracted in the course of employment in substitution for their common law rights and duties. The Workers' Compensation Act was enacted to reflect the growing public sentiment that employees should receive compensation for work-related injuries and that compensation should be regarded as a charge upon the business in which the employee worked. Workers' compensation therefore attempts to accommodate the correlative rights and duties of employers and employees.
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.
Unfortunately, intoxication is an exclusionary deviation or departure from the course of employment. Voluntary intoxication which renders an employee incapable of performing the work constitutes a departure from the course of employment. Intoxication which does not incapacitate the employee from performing his or her job duties, however, does not necessarily defeat a claim for compensation. If you are concerned about not receiving workers' compensation benefits because you were injured while intoxicated on the job, contact The Bainbridge Firm for help.
Social Security Disability provides compensation to people incapable of working, if they meet certain requirements. In opposition, workers' compensation involves a work-related injury that renders the injured employee disabled in some way. The requirements for each program differ, but one major distinction is that to receive workers' compensation, an individual's disability must result from a work-related injury or from an occupational disease. Social Security Disability, on the other hand, provides compensation to people incapable of working, regardless of if they were injured on the job.
Many employers in Ohio provide workers' compensation benefits to their employees. While workers' compensation is governed by Ohio law, many workers and often employers, and even lawmakers, may find the terms and limitations of benefits to be unclear.
Ohio residents may have heard that actress Tina Fey, well known for her roles in "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock," has received a lot of criticism in the press recently. She made headlines for allegedly failing to provide her workers with workers' compensation insurance coverage, as is required by state law. In fact, she received a legal judgment in the amount of $79,000 to compensate for insurance premiums that she allegedly did not pay.
The Workers' Compensation system reflects a growing public sentiment that employees should receive compensation for work-related injuries and that compensation should be regarded as a charge upon the business in which the employee worked. Workers' compensation therefore attempts to accommodate the correlative rights and duties of employers and employees. Each party relinquishes certain common law rights and duties in exchange for the imposition of new statutory rights and duties.
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation will be holding its annual conference later this month. The bureau handles workers' compensation claims in the state along with the Ohio Industrial Commission. The organization intends to welcome various industry experts to talk about workplace accidents and how to deal with them. The bureau's administrator said a big part of the Ohio Safety Congress and Expo is listening to the general speakers share their insight on workplace safety. He also stated that these experts are at the forefront of developing measures to prevent workplace injuries.
A worker was hospitalized after an explosion and accompanying fire broke out at a plant in Defiance, Ohio, late last month. According to the food-product company, the workers' injuries were not life-threatening.
Medications that relieve pain can be important to an injured worker's recovery, but that relief can sometimes lead to abuse of the prescribed drugs. The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation is trying to make sure that the drugs dispensed to injured workers do not lead to addictions.