As a worker, you expect that your workplace will be filled with equally trained and careful workers. One person forgetting about safety can cause on the job injuries and even deaths. A case like this led to one man being severely hurt and disabled, and now he's having to fight for his right to compensation and liability.
You've been injured at work, but now you have questions about your compensation. How can you file your claim? Can you look it up after it's submitted? Who else can see your claim? How long will it take to get approved or denied? Those are all very good questions that you should have answered before you submit your paperwork to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation.
An explosion at the General Motors factory in Indiana that could have employed people from Ohio or family members of those in Ohio is now being investigated. It resulted in the death of one person and the injury of at least eight others. This news might be a surprise to you since these facilities tend to have strict safety procedures.
You may have recently heard about three workers who were injured in an explosion at the Republic Steel in Lorain Township. Workplace accidents like this don't happen often, but in this case, it led to all three people having to be life-flighted to local hospitals. If you're hurt at work like these individuals, you may want to consider seeking compensation from workers' compensation, just like they may want to do.
In Versailles, Ohio, a worker was recently killed in an accident. The fatal workplace accident took place at a company called Codino's Limited Inc., and it happened in the afternoon on Tuesday, May 20. One of the officials who was asked said that he had never seen this type of accident, resulting in a death, in the past.
Living in Ohio, it might be easy to forget about those who have suffered at their jobs from accidents that injured them or took their lives. There are many people in Ohio who work dangerous jobs, and a wrongful death isn't unheard of when it comes to unsafe workplaces. Workers' Memorial Day was created to remember those who have died on the job, and it also honors those who have been injured while at work.
As a parent, the news that concussion rates have doubled for high school athletes may concern you, just like it would concern you if you were a pro sports player who had to worry about brain injurys and workers' compensation. A brain injury like a concussion has to be taken very seriously, and it can lead to problems later in life. If your child has suffered from a brain trauma due to poor equipment or if you as a coach or player have suffered during practice or a game, it's important to seek the compensation you deserve.
Pilkington, a company that is based out of Toledo, Ohio, had a worker die in one of its glass plants in 2010. The plant in question was in Indiana, and the worker was crushed by machinery, leading to his death. The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspected the plant at that point, found a number of safety violations and asked that they be fixed.
No matter how it happens, an injury at work is still the responsibility of your employer. If you fall on unmarked wet floors, hit your head on unmarked low ceilings, or cut yourself on dangerous equipment, you deserve to get the medical treatment you need and the pay you deserve for your on the job injuries. You might not yet have heard about this story of a teacher in Boardman, but you may be able to understand his plight.
If you've been hurt at work in Ohio, then you may have sought workers' compensation. When you have injuries from a workplace accident, you should be taken care of while you recover without having to worry about the injury impacting your income or being impacted by high medical bills. Fortunately, many companies will provide this compensation to you, but if not, you may want to look into your legal options.