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October 2011 Archives

Ohio construction accident leaves man severely injured

When a worker is injured on the job, one of the first things to consider, after the pain of the injury itself, is whether to file for workers' compensation. A man who recently suffered injuries in a construction accident in Lisbon, Ohio, may now be wondering the same thing.

Man loses all memory in severe workplace accident

A former NFL player suddenly lost all of his memory in December 2008. The 46-year-old man sustained a serious brain injury while on the job and woke up in a hospital bed, not knowing who he was, who is wife was or even what a wife was. His wife and family were shocked by his amnesia, and his doctors have said that his case is so severe that he will likely never remember his life before the accident.

Safety programs that can be implemented by employers

Many individuals in Ohio have been injured at the workplace. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, workers' compensation cost businesses in the United States more than $53 billion just in 2008. As many businesses have attempted to cut costs, creating a safer, cleaner work environment has become a priority for some to help avoid the possibility of workplace injury or illness.

Many construction deaths could be avoided with driver diligence

Unfortunately, many construction workers are injured and killed in Ohio and across the country each year. Some advocate groups have asked drivers to pay more attention when they are passing through a construction zone, hoping to lower the risk of construction accidents occurring for workers who spend their time repairing and rebuilding roads.

Ohio Workers Compensation Reforms Proposed by Some Business Groups are Unnecessary

In the past decade business, labor & trial lawyers have worked on comprehensive legislation and overhaul of the Ohio workers compensation system. This cooperative effort has made Ohio one of the most effective, cost-efficient providers of workers compensation services in the country. Ohio is a shining model of how business, labor, and state government can work together to fairly treat those who are injured at work. Examples of the recent legislative and system overhaul have included:

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