When there has been a major incident at work, the hope is that it won't affect a person's health. However, a worker could have been involved in an incident that is physical, rather than administrative or disciplinary. These incidents can also be known as work accidents in which injuries result. How do you know if your work injury should be handled as a workers' compensation claim or a personal injury claim?
Does your job require you to be outdoors? During the winter months, your job requirements may not change, even when the temperature drops snow and ice cover the landscape. Regardless of the type of job you have, you have the right to a reasonable expectation to safety. This applies even in the winter season when you will face exposure to the elements during the workday.
The new year is off to a challenging start for an Ohio family whose loved one was killed in a work accident. Work accidents resulting in injuries and fatalities are more common than many realize. It can happen in any industry, but certain sectors have a higher prevalence of work injury and fatalities. The man happened to work at an industrial plant in Groveland where the work accident occurred.
For many, going to work is a chore, not a joy. Making ends meet for yourself and your family is top priority for those who are a main bread-winner for a family. It's true that supporting your family financially is a very important way in which to support the family unit. For those who have lost a loved one and bread-winner in a fatal work accident, it can be unimaginable to think of life without them.
When you go to work every day, you are probably thinking about the things you have to do or the requirements you have to meet. You may be thinking about deadlines, your lunch break and many other things – but you are probably not thinking about the likelihood of being involved in a workplace accident. In reality, though, there are many Ohio workers that face this risk each time they clock in.
Every worker has the right to a safe and healthy work environment. However, for some industrial and construction workers, the work environment is inherently more dangerous because of the nature of the work. While the employer is required to take precautionary steps in workplace safety, exposure isn't always successfully avoided by the employee. Occupational diseases could be the result of exposure to silica dust.
If a person has suffered from a life-changing injury or illness, it can affect so many aspects of their life. Obviously health and wellness can suffer greatly. If a person suffers from a debilitating injury or illness in which their spine is affected and it lasts a year or more, seeking Social Security Disability Benefits for Physical Disability could be the next move to make. This can be especially important when a person has unpaid bills and needs to make ends meet financially.