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March 2017 Archives

Asthma can be a work-related illness

Millions of Americans are affected by asthma, a disorder that can cause coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and other serious symptoms. Though often treatable, the illness can be triggered by any number of irritants and allergens in a person's environment, and unfortunately for some those aggravating substances may be present in their places of work.

An overview of workers' compensation benefits

When an Ohio worker is injured on the job, workers' compensation benefits can provide essential financial assistance. In general, the workers' compensationsystem will pay eligible medical bills as well as provide wage loss benefits if the injury has resulted in time off work.

It's important to have help as the benefits process gets tougher

People who have been injured at work can get help with their medical expenses through Workers Compensation benefits. The Workers' Compensation system can also help with the loss of income the injured person suffers during the recovery period. But in cases involving permanent injury, the injured person may never be able to return to work as before. How will these injured workers support themselves?

Medication errors can cause serious harm to elders

If your loved one is in a nursing home or assisted living facility, caregivers are responsible for administering required medications, and you trust them to do that correctly. However, mistakes happen, and although hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities are quick to advertise the safety features they have in place, they do not provide specific information about harm caused to patients due to medical mistakes. However, you can help reduce the chance of medication errors by taking an active role in the care of your elderly family member.

Worker killed in Ohio workplace accident

Workers' compensation resources are available to workers and their families following a workplace accident. In a neighboring Ohio community north of Canton a recycling facility worker was recently, and tragically, killed in a baler accident. The 24-year old worker was killed when he was trapped in a baler. The worker suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the fatal workplace accident. Records reveal that the recycling facility has not been cited for any prior workplace accidents.