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September 2017 Archives

Filing for workers' comp following a construction site accident

While the warm months are the typical time major construction sites on the roadways begin, it is possible to have work continue throughout the year at these sites. Because of this, motorists in Ohio frequently travel by these work sites on a daily basis throughout the year. Although this feels commonplace, motorists can forget to reduce their speeds, take notice of signs indicating lane changes or even notice a construction worker near their lane of traffic. Failure to take extra caution at a construction road site could result in a motorist causing a serious construction worker accident.

SSD benefits for disabled workers

No one goes to work expecting to be harmed. However, such a situation impacts employees in Ohio and other states across the nation every year. While some workplace accidents result in minor injuries, others cause workers to suffer serious and disabling injuries. When a worker is unable to work because of a workplace accident, this can cause serious financial impacts on the individual and his or her family. This is especially true if the disability lasts for a long period of time or is permanent. In these matters, Social Security disability might be the answer.

What are the basics of workers' compensation?

No one goes to work thinking that his or her work environment will harm them. However, injuries and illnesses do occur, even in workplaces that are not considered risky or dangerous. A workplace accident or illness can be a very unexpected and shocking event for which a worker may not be prepared. Whether it was due to the negligence of an employer or a colleague, harmed workers are afforded rights and the ability to protect themselves in these unfortunate matters.

Subcontractor crushed and killed in Ohio workplace accident

Workers in Ohio and elsewhere expect to return home when they go to work each workday. However, some industries carry with them the unfortunate reality that a worker could suffer a fatal work injury. This is especially true if an individual works in an industry that poses many risks and dangers. No matter the industry or type of work accident, it is important that the cause of the incident and potential for liability is understood. This could help pave the way for loved ones of the deceased worker to file a legal action for the losses and damages suffered.

Workplace violence and risk of injury to health care workers

Ohio health care workers are some of the most valuable employees in any industry. They have an invaluable role in the care, recovery and well-being of millions of Americans, but they also face some significant risks to their own health and safety. When these workers suffer injuries or experience illness as a result of their jobs, they have the right to certain types of financial benefits.

Understanding occupational diseases and your rights

Unfortunately, we all get sick at some point or another. In most cases, this is a simple bug like a cold or the flu. However, some illnesses are much more serious, causing individuals in Ohio and elsewhere to require extensive and lengthy medical treatments. For some workers, an illness could have developed because of the work environment they work in. A work-related illness could make it challenging to work or even live a normal life. Thus, it is important to understand if the work environment was the cause, and what rights are afforded to those suffering from a workplace illness.