Ohio Workers’ Compensation Articles
Workers’ Compensation Claims Process
- Workers’ compensation in Ohio – People who work in Columbus may suffer injury or illness no matter the type of industry or job for which they are employed. When these happen, victims of injury and disease can sustain not only physical damage but also financial and emotional harm. The costs associated with lost wages, medical expenses and more can all take a toll on workers and their families. For this reason, the state’s system of workers’ compensation is important in obtaining financial assistance during such times.
- Ohio changes workers’ compensation billing system – Recent changes to the way employers pay for workers’ comp insurance has the potential to lead to more uninsured workers.
- What Is A Statute Of Limitations? – A statute of limitations is when there is a limit put on how much time there is between unlawful events and when someone files a lawsuit as to what happened.
- I Was Denied Workers Compensation Benefits – What should I do? – If you have been denied your workers’ compensation, then there are some steps that you need to take to ensure that you are awarded the way that you deserve to be. These are benefits that are designed to help you pay your everyday expenses while you are recovering, so it is important that you do what is necessary to make sure you get them.
- Why Do We Need Workers’ Compensation Laws? – There is no denying that every workplace has its own set of dangers, and there is always the risk of suffering injury while performing your job duties. An accident in the workplace can render an employee unable to work and, in essence, provide for his or her family. Thanks to workers’ compensation, this doesn’t have to be the case.
- Who is Exempt from Receiving Workers’ Compensation Benefits? – Workers’ compensation is an insurance fund that your employer pays for; it is meant to cover an employee’s losses if they are injured on the job, or suffer from a work related illness.
- What is Workers Compensation? – Workers’ compensation was created to guarantee some type of payment by an employer if one of its employees is injured on the job.
- Claiming Workers Compensation Benefits – Workplace injuries can lead to a serious loss of income for employees and can even result in long-term disability. People who are injured in the course of their duties are entitled to workers compensation benefits to cover daily expenses, lost wages, and medical bills.
- Internally inconsistent medical report could not be used to deny award – In the case of State ex rel. Wyrick v. Industrial Commission, the Ohio Supreme Court, in a 4-3 split decision, ruled that an internally inconsistent medical report could not be used to deny a claim for workers’ compensation coverage for the claimant’s loss of use of his left arm.
Safety Risks in the Workplace
- OSHA report: Top 10 workplace violations – One of the most basic rights of employees is to work in a safe environment. Here are the 10 top OSHA regulation violations in the workplace.
- Instructing construction workers about electrocution risks – Electrocution is a very real risk for construction workers, and employers must take steps to protect them.
- Safety app can reduce injury, need for workers’ comp – Safety apps for measuring heat, ladder angles and other risks that can lead to workplace injury can reduce the chances of on the job accidents.
- Ride-share drivers push for workers’ compensation coverage – Drivers for Lyft, Uber and similar ride-share services say they are misclassified as independent contractors rather than employees, depriving them of many important benefits including workers’ compensation coverage.
- America’s top workplace injuries – Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety’s most recent top 10 list of workplace accidents provides some interesting insight into the types of serious injuries presently occurring in workplace environments all across the country.
- Report Finds Widespread Flaws in Hazardous Chemical Reporting – A recent Reuters investigation revealed widespread flaws in the way hazardous chemicals are identified and disclosed to the public in the United States. A decades-old program intended to inform the public about potential health and safety risks caused by hazardous chemicals is fraught with flaws, the report contends, owing largely to inadequate oversight and lax compliance by facility owners.
- Health Care Workers More Prone to Work Injury, Study Finds – Few professions carry the importance and respect as do jobs in the health care industry. Yet a report released by the National Patient Safety Foundation’s Lucian Leape Institute indicates that health care workers are more prone to workplace injuries and sicknesses than professions in other fields.
- The Most Common Workplace Injuries and Their Causes – Workplace injuries happen all the time, and can happen in any work environment, although the most frequent workplace injuries tend to occur in the construction and industrial trades. By their very nature, these trades see more injuries than most others, as the employees are sometimes working in dangerous conditions.
- Fatal construction accidents on the increase in Ohio – Workplace fatalities are increasing in Ohio, especially for those working in construction and other industries.
Workers’ Compensation & Wrongful Death
- Important Information about Wrongful Death Lawsuits – Wrongful death lawsuits are lawsuits that result from the negligence of another. The death may be the result of an accident or workplace injury caused by someone or through negligent circumstances. A lawsuit can be filed on behalf of the deceased person by a relative.
- Ohio workers’ compensation death benefits for surviving dependents – The Ohio workers’ compensation system casts a wide safety net that reaches certain dependent relatives of those who suffer work-related death.