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October 2017 Archives

OSHA's top 10 violations for fiscal year 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a list of the top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2017. They were recently announced at the National Safety Council's Congress and Expo in Indianapolis, but they equally apply to Ohioans.

Post-stroke conditions could make you eligible for disablity

A stroke is a serious medical occurrence that often happens with little to no warning, leaving victims with serious side effects that could impact the rest of their lives. Ohio victims experience stroke in different ways, and no two cases are the same. If you went through a stroke, it is possible that you may find you are unable to work as you did before it happened.

Can I file for Social Security Disability for memory loss?

There are many causes of memory loss, including brain injuries, aging, medications, depression or excess stress, in Ohio and throughout the country. This condition may cause confusion, erratic moo9d changes, misplace items or difficulty following directions. Memory loss can interfere with one's ability to work, and if someone is suffering from severe symptoms, they may qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.

Common causes of traumatic brain injury in the workplace

According to the Brain Injury Institute, traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the Ohio workplace is a common occurrence. Even workers in an office environment are at risk of tripping or slipping and suffering a serious brain injury. Approximately 20 percent of all workplace TBIs happen when employees fall on uneven or wet surfaces or trip over objects left on the floor.

Ohio Supreme Court expedites workers' compensation appeals

The Supreme Court of Ohio recently ruled that a 2006 state law designed to delay appeals in Workers' compensation cases is constitutional. The underlying case came before the Eighth District Court of Appeals after the Ohio Industrial Commission (OIC) awarded a Ford Motor Company employee Workers' compensation benefits for workplace injuries he suffered in 2009. The employee then complied with a law that essentially required him to file a complaint alleging that he could participate in the Workers' compensation fund.

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