The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) recently announced that construction season -- otherwise known as Ohio's "fifth season" -- is officially underway.
In addition to medical benefits, an injured worker in Ohio may also be entitled to receive some type of wage loss benefits. As its name suggests, wage loss benefits are meant to cover the paychecks you are losing because of your injury.
If you are ever injured at work, you may worry about upsetting your boss and losing your job if you decide to seek workers' comp benefits. Thankfully, this is not something you need to fear in Ohio.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 mandates that employers must provide "safe and healthful workplaces" for their employees. Unfortunately, not all employers follow the law.
Two Ohio workers have lost their suits against their separate employers for injuries they suffered. Though both were allowed to recover damages by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, the employers appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court. Due to this, their case has been watched by experts to observe how the highest court in the state would interpret a state workplace accident law passed in 2005. These rulings could be extremely important to any victims of construction accidents in Ohio.
A collision between a tractor-trailer and the bucket of a motorized lift on Interstate 75 in Lima, Ohio, has left a man seriously injured. The construction accident happened earlier this month just before 4 a.m.
A workplace accident can happen at any time. This means that workers in Ohio should be concerned about the safety environment that their employer cultivates. If an employer has employees break known safety precautions and an accident happens, it is likely that the company will be liable for any injuries.
Most people in Columbus, Ohio, do not know that a traumatic brain injury statistically happens every 16 seconds, especially workers at high-risk occupations. Even workers at low-risk occupations can incur a brain injury if the factors are there. What if you are driving a company car and find yourself caught in an accident, ejected from the vehicle and sustain severe injuries?
A man working for a sub-contracting construction company out of Fairfield, Ohio, was recently injured in a construction zone. His serious injuries saw him transported to one hospital then transferred to another. His current condition is unknown, but physicians did report on the severity of his injuries.
A woman from Ohio was hospitalized after a severe, grotesque workplace injury. According to reports, the 25-year-old woman, from Norton, Ohio, was working at JR Engineering in Barberton, Ohio, when the majority of her scalp was ripped off after her hair was caught in a machine.