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April 2017 Archives

Workers' compensation offers special protection for juveniles

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.

Who was responsible for the chemical burn you suffered?

Perhaps you have worked at the same lab for years without incident. You and your coworkers are very careful around chemicals because you know that an accident can cause serious injury, such as a chemical burn. Ironically, that is exactly what happened to you. Now you face with rapidly rising medical bills and you have no idea when or if you will be able to return to work.

Car accidents: Drugs suspected in crash causing serious injuries

When crashes cause serious injuries to motorists in Ohio, investigators do what they can to determine the cause and the identity of the party or parties believed responsible. Some car accidents take longer than others to investigate, especially when drugs or alcohol use is suspected. Waiting for toxicology results can further delay the process.

Ohio firefighters with cancer get workers' compensation benefits

All occupations pose some level of danger, and in most workplace environments, compliance with federal safety regulations can prevent injuries and death. However, some jobs expose Ohio workers to risks that are not easy to eliminate. One such occupation is firefighting, which exposes firefighters to various carcinogens. Obtaining workers' compensation benefits for occupational injuries is typically incredibly challenging.

Construction workers' accidents: I-beam kills 34-year-old worker

Saying goodbye to a loved one who leaves for work, never to see him or her again, is an indescribable tragedy. Sadly, this is not an uncommon occurrence -- especially for families who have loved ones working in the construction industry. Fatal construction workers' accidents leave far too many Ohio families without a breadwinner.