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July 2017 Archives

Common concerns regarding workplace accidents

Going to work is fairly routine for residents in Ohio. No matter what industry a person works in, he or she is likely aware of any potential concerns, risks or dangers in the work environment. Whether it is at a construction site or in an office building, employees are faced with a wide variety of obvious and hidden dangers. Thus, it is important that employees are aware of their rights in the event of a serious injury suffered in a workplace accident.

The risks and dangers of construction work accidents remain

Like many industries across the nation, the construction field has drastically changed over the years. The changes are not only noticeable in the way things are built and what tools and methods are utilized, but also in the way workers are protected. It is well known that construction workers face many risks and dangers on the job; however, these dangers were much worse several decades ago.

What are the most common types of workplace injuries?

Working is a natural part of life for most residents of Ohio. While it is often necessary to work for financial gain, some employees in Ohio work in industries that put them at a higher risk of workplace injuries. Whether it is construction work, working in a factory, working in a mine or dealing with hazardous materials, employees are likely aware of the risks they are faced with. Nonetheless, some employees are injured due to negligence or unsafe conditions in the workplace. Thus, it is important to understand what injuries a worker could suffer and what could be the cause of them.

Helping injured workers recover workers' comp benefits

Every work environment has its advantages and disadvantages. For some employees, this means working in a workplace that is prone to physical risks and dangers. Because some industries are more dangerous than others, employees and employers in Ohio and elsewhere prepare for these factors. Additional training and safety features often reduce the chances of these dangers impacting workers; however, this unfortunately does not prevent all work accidents from occurring. Whether it is due to industry regulation violations, or negligence or recklessness by an employer or another worker, an employee could suffer serious injuries due to a workplace accident.

How do I know if I have a valid Social Security Disability claim?

The disability claims process is complicated, and you know that many claims first come back denied. If you believe that you may have a valid claim, you may still feel daunted by the prospect of a long and arduous claims process. One of the first steps you can take is to find out if you truly have a claim before you move forward.