Ohioans who suffer from serious illnesses or injuries that limit their ability to work often consider seeking workers' compensation benefits or Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Unfortunately, these people are often uncertain about whether they are eligible for benefits under either or both of these programs. This post will examine the essential differences between the two programs.
A lot of people are surprised to learn that most professional athletes have traditionally been allowed to collect workers' comp benefits when they are injured playing sports - especially since many of these athletes make millions of dollars a year.
An injured Ohio worker who applies for workers' compensation benefits may find that the claim has been denied. A common question in such cases is, "What next?" In other words, is there an appeal process? And what agency hears such an appeal? Can the worker take the case to court? The post will review the appellate processes available under the Ohio workers' compensation system.
All Ohioans who suffer a work-related injury are entitled to receive benefits according to the formula prescribed by the state's workers compensation code. These payments are made in lieu of amounts the worker might recover in a lawsuit against the employer even if the employer were liable for the injury. Many times, however, a work-related injury is caused by the negligence of a third party. This post will examine the rules for recovering damages from such a third party.
Workers in Ohio who are injured while working are entitled to a number of benefits under the state's workers' compensation laws. Ohio's Bureau of Workers' Compensation has published a pledge of the rights to which an injured worker is entitled. This post will summarize those rights with one caveat: the entitlement to workers' compensation benefits and the amount of those benefits may often involve complicated legal, factual or medical questions for which professional assistance may be required.
Workers in Ohio who are injured on the job are eligible for several types of benefits under the state's workers compensation system. Perhaps the most important workers compensation benefit is remuneration for lost wages and diminished future earning capacity. This post will explain the nature of these benefits.
Recently, the Ohio legislature voted in favor of a bill that will help firefighters with certain types of cancers get the benefits they deserve - both through the workers' compensation system and the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund.
Most Ohioans understand that the state's workers' compensation benefit system will pay benefits for injuries suffered on the job. To be eligible for benefits, an injury must be "work-related." Coverage for injuries sustained while traveling to and from a job or as part of an employee's duties may be work-related and eligible for workers' compensation benefits if certain factors are satisfied.
In addition to medical benefits, an injured worker in Ohio may also be entitled to receive some type of wage loss benefits. As its name suggests, wage loss benefits are meant to cover the paychecks you are losing because of your injury.
Many workers in Ohio have contracted illnesses that were caused by the conditions under which they worked. Such illnesses are referred to as "occupational diseases." A person who has contracted an occupational disease that was caused by work-related conditions may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits.