In Ohio and other states, strict regulations exist when it comes to underage employees. They are prohibited from doing some jobs and operating certain equipment. If a young worker suffers on-the-job injuries, the Ohio workers' compensation program may double or triple the benefits paid to the victim. The aim is to prevent exploitation of juveniles in the workplace.
This may be the case when a 15-year-old boy pursues workers' compensation benefits after injuries he suffered on the job in another state. Reportedly, the incident happened shortly after noon on a recent Friday at a residential work site in which the boy was a member of a hired work crew. Authorities say a tractor ran over the teenager after he fell off it.