Columbus Workers Compensation BLOG

Can I Collect Workers’ Comp If I’m Attacked at Work?

Is workers’ compensation available to people who were attacked at work? The workers’ comp laws in many states differ, but in most states, yes, workplace violence injury victims are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. However, the key is that you must prove that the fight or assault and as a result, the injuries you sustained were work-related. For instance, if a friend shows up at your place of business and you get in an argument resulting in him or her assaulting you, that would probably be considered personal and you would not receive workers’ comp for that. On the other…

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What Should I Do If I’m Hurt Because My Work Uniform Is Defective?

What if your work uniform is defective and hurting you? The Dallas Morning News featured a story on a controversy involving the uniforms that American Airlines flight attendants wear. According to the report, two flight attendants are suing the manufacturer of their uniforms, because the outfits are making them sick. Twin Hills, the manufacturer responsible for the uniforms, faced immediate backlash from flight attendants after rolling out the new uniforms last September. Flight attendants complained that the outfits led to them developing rashes, having difficulty breathing and suffering severe headaches. As of this writing, over 4,000 flight attendants have reported…

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Why Is Ohio Making Injured Workers Wait to Get Back Surgery?

The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation recently began requiring waiting period for employees who suffer back injuries on the job before they are allowed to consider surgical options. According to Business Insurance, a workplace risk management news and information website for executives, the new rule requires workers who suffer on-the-job back injuries receive 60 days or more of comprehensive care before back surgery can be explored as a treatment option. Comprehensive care can include: Rest Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Ice Chiropractic Care Physical Therapy Is It Safe to Make Injured Workers Wait to Undergo Back Surgery? There are exceptions to the waiting…

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Larrimer & Larrimer Sponsoring German Village Walking Club

The German Village Walking Club (GVWC) is a group that gets together weekly to socialize and walk for fitness in and around the neighborhoods of downtown Columbus, Ohio. The GVWC’s membership includes experienced race walkers as well as people who simply walk as a form of exercise. The GVWC meets every Saturday morning at 8 am at the Schiller Statue in Schiller Park in German Village. Both experienced walkers and first-timers are welcome. Walkers have multiple routes to choose from, ranging from 3 to 5 miles in length. The routes vary from week to week, enabling members to explore several…

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What Do I Do If My Loved One Was Killed While Working Construction?

The Blade recently reported on an incident involving a 60-year-old man who was killed while working construction in Weston, Ohio. Reportedly, a beam hit the 60-year-old Grand Rapids native while at work. Immediately following the incident, emergency workers were called. Despite the emergency crew’s efforts, the construction worker died at the scene. The beam fell on the 60-year-old construction worker after a roof truss collapsed. The Blade was unable to reach the owner of the property where the accident happened for comment. As of this writing, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was investigating the incident. Who Can Help…

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