If you’re hurt on the job in Ohio, then you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation delivers important relief for injured workers, such as medical benefits, wage benefits and vocational rehabilitation coverage. When you are in line to receive...
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Recently, rideshare giants Uber and Lyft have been in the news over a employee classification battle in California. Across the country, Uber and Lyft have always considered their drivers to be independent contractors. But that may have to change. A California appeals...
Parts of Northern Ohio abut Lake Erie, which opens the state up to unique industrial and commercial opportunities. If your job involves the lake, especially if you are employed in the most dangerous profession, which is the fishing industry, you may have fewer job...
Ohio is home to many blue-collar employees who work extremely hard for a living. Manual laborers like those who drive the state’s economy are particularly susceptible to injury due to the physical nature of their work. These workers are so dedicated to their jobs that...
For an injured worker, Ohio's workers' compensation system can feel unfair. In recent years, tens of thousands of state fund claims have been filed annually. A significant number of these claims ultimately wind up disallowed or dismissed.Historically, one of the more...
Workers who are exposed to wood dust would be wise to wear dust masks at all times. When cutting studs for wall framing, for instance, each cut may not feel like it's that harmful. Over time, though, the air near the saw becomes filled with wood dust that workers will...
Workers often don't envision getting hurt on the job. Some professions are more dangerous than others, though. Many employees don't realize that state law mandates that employers carry workers' compensation coverage that they can use to pay for their medical bills and...
Workers in Ohio and throughout America who are exposed to toxic substances may face an increased risk of getting sick. A report found that workers may be coming home with traces of toxic material on their bodies or clothes. This can cause health and development...
Ohio workers may have a number of concerns about health and safety on the job, but one of them is getting attention around the world: novel coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV. Whenever a new viral disease emerges on a global scale, new analysis can be important to determine...
Construction workers in Ohio may face a number of hazards on the job, from unsafe working conditions to unstable equipment to poor air quality. During a construction project, workers can be exposed to toxic chemicals, silica dust, gases and other contaminants. The...
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