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November 2017 Archives

What are the differences between the federal disability programs?

When an Ohio resident is unable to work due to a medical condition, he or she could have a rightful claim to benefits through one of the two federal disability programs. However, it can be complicated to fully understand eligibility requirements and how to actually get the benefits you need and deserve.

Paying OSHA citations affects workers' compensation claims

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) may issue citations for violations of OSHA regulations in connection with workers' compensation accidents. Ohio employers should be aware that if they accept and pay these citations, it can lead to increased Workers' compensation payouts.

Unexplained falls may not be covered by workers' compensation

The Workers' Compensation system is predicated on the notion that employees, regardless of fault, should be compensated for injuries they sustain at work. However, the Ohio Second Appellate District Court recently stated that while this is generally the case, there is one exception to the rule -- unexplained falls.

Hearing loss in the workplace and your right to compensation

Ohio workers know that when they suffer an injury in the workplace they have the right to seek compensation through their employer's workers' compensation insurance. However, this right also applies to those who suffer injuries and damage from their work over a long period of time. An example of this is work-related hearing loss.

Fatal accident at manufacturing plant leads to investigation

An employee of Autoneum, a manufacturing company that produces sound and heating systems for General Motors and Ford, was killed from what authorities now say was blunt-force trauma. The county coroner and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are conducting ongoing investigations into the circumstances surrounding the employee's death.

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