Workers' Compensation Benefits are benefits that are paid out to an employee by their employer when they are injured in a workplace accident. If a beam falls on a worker while they are at a construction site, the argument for a workplace injury seems easy, but where the lines have become blurred, an experienced workers' compensation attorney can be vital.
Although the warm weather may not make it seem so, Christmas is just around the corner. Store windows feature rosy cheeked Santas, detailed frosty snowflakes and silver belled ornaments. City officials have begun their own holiday decoration planning. Akron, Ohio officials planned for a blue spruce to adorn the city in their downtown holiday celebration. What they did not plan for was a work-related injury.
In Ohio, injured workers receive compensation from the state's Bureau of Worker's Compensation when they are injured in a work-related accident. This mechanism exists to provide a workable system that compensates workers for the injuries they suffer in service to their employer and protects employers from facing the prospect of a lawsuit each time an employee is hurt.