Two Ohio workers have lost their suits against their separate employers for injuries they suffered. Though both were allowed to recover damages by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, the employers appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court. Due to this, their case has been watched by experts to observe how the highest court in the state would interpret a state workplace accident law passed in 2005. These rulings could be extremely important to any victims of construction accidents in Ohio.
Companies in Ohio are required to have workers' compensation coverage in order to cover the costs of any unexpected injuries that might occur to employees while on the job. This is a very important form of coverage that is legally necessary-not possessing such insurance could leave some employees without any way to recoup the costs of taking time off to recover from an injury. Workplace injuries vary in severity and can leave an employee unable to work for days, weeks, months, even years. This is why workers' compensation is so important.