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How does workers' compensation law define "injury"?

In prior posts, we have explained that any person working in Ohio who suffers an injury related to their employment is eligible for workers' compensation benefits. In this post, we will explore the precise definition of "injury" including what kinds of conditions are included in the definition and what kinds of conditions are excluded.

Opioid use more heavily regulated for injured Ohio workers

For those suffering from a workplace injury, there can be severe pain associated with the incident. It can often be too debilitating for a person to enjoy everyday activities, let alone be able to work after workplace injury. Work injuries can happen in multiple ways and in different injuries. What many have in common is that oftentimes injured workers have to rely on opioid pain relievers in order to manage their pain.

An overview of workers' compensation law

As the Industrial Revolution advanced across America and into Ohio and surrounding states, workplace injuries became common. Throughout the 19th century and the early decades of the 20th century, if injured employees tried to obtain compensation for their injuries, they were met by three effective defenses raised by employers: 1. The worker assumed the risk of injury by accepting the employment; 2. The injury was caused by the negligence of a fellow worker and that worker, not the employer, was liable for the injury; and 3. The employee's own negligence was the cause of the accident.

Prescribed medical marijuana? You may no longer be eligible for workers' comp.

While Ohio's recently enacted medical marijuana law has been heralded as a significant victory for needy patients suffering from severe medical conditions, it may not be all good news - particularly for injured workers who are in need of workers' compensation benefits.

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