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What are some construction zone fatality statistics?

As a construction worker or the family member of a construction worker, it's important that you understand the risks of your job or the risks faced by your loved ones. Construction accidents can take place anywhere, whether your loved one works on the roads or not. However, highway work zones can be particularly dangerous. Drivers who don't stop or slow down can collide with construction workers, causing serious injuries to those who survive. Others may not be so fortunate.

1 dead when tow strap broke during construction job

Construction accidents are avoidable in most cases, but many people suffer the consequences when their equipment is defective or they make errors on the job. Whether it's from failing to check equipment before it's used or overestimating how much a tow bar can really support, even minor mistakes can lead to serious injuries or deaths.

What is a functional capacity examination?

The Social Security Act and accompanying regulations governing disability benefits contain many terms that are not easily understood by the average Ohioan. One of these terms is "functional capacity examination." What exactly does this term mean? And how does its application affect a person's eligibility to receive disability benefits.

Workplace deaths and injuries increasing, report indicates

As a construction worker, the last thing you want to hear is that the number of accidents taking place is on the rise. You do your best to stay safe; you wear safety equipment as required and try to do your job within the guidelines you're given. Not all workplaces are 100 percent safe, but using common sense and following guidelines for safety can help. With increasing safety laws and better protective equipment, your safety should be guaranteed, right?

How do workers' compensation benefits affect SSD benefits?

Many workers in Ohio who suffer job-related injuries may wonder if they are eligible for either workers' compensation benefits or Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits or both. And a worker receiving one type of benefit may be curious about the effect of becoming eligible for the other type of benefit. In this post, we will answer these two questions but postpone for the moment questions of eligibility for either workers' compensation or SSD benefits.

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