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February 2011 Archives

Furnace failure spills 9,000 pounds of molten metal; workers sue

Individuals who work in high-risk professions expect their employers to take every possible step to ensure their safety. For employers, that means not only providing adequate on-the-job training, but also demanding a high standard of excellence in every product and piece of equipment that the company uses. Companies that manufacture, distribute and install that equipment also have a duty to ensure that it is safe for those who will be using it.

Honeywell refuses to comply with OSHA regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) exists to protect individuals and help ensure everyone has safe working environments. In order to make sure potentially dangerous conditions are as safe as possible, OSHA routinely inspects various businesses and jobsites. Companies who fail to meet health and safety checks put their workers at risk for serious injuries and even wrongful death.

Spinal fusion surgery not effective for patients

Until now, there has not been any scientific evidence supporting or denying the effectiveness of spinal fusion surgery. However, its popularity among doctors and patients has increased drastically the past few years. In a recent post, we discussed a study in Medical News Today which showed that spinal fusion surgery is worse for workers' compensation patients than nonsurgical options such as physical therapy or exercise.

Fraudulent chiropractor depletes Ohio's workers' comp fund

Anyone who has applied for workers' compensation or Social Security benefits knows how frustrating it can be to navigate the government's red tape. Benefits are designed to provide the financial support individuals need; however, the process seems so challenging that it discourages some people from applying.

Ohio State contests ruling that contracted illness was a workplace injury: Part 2

In our last posting, we discussed the facts leading up to a contested workers' compensation claim that involves a worker and alumnus of Ohio State University. A workers' compensation board ruled in favor of the employee in late December, holding that the illness contracted by the employee was caused by an inadequate cleanup of a flood in her building.

Ohio State contests ruling that contracted illness was a workplace injury: Part 1

An Ohio workers' compensation board will convene for a hearing today to listen to Ohio State's appeal to an earlier ruling that a long term illness contracted by an employee equated to a workplace injury.

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