Although you may not like to think about it, working in certain industries are potentially dangerous. When employers or other employees don’t follow safety protocols, accidents can happen. Or the line of work that you are in is inherently dangerous. In other situations, strenuous or repetitive labor over time can result in injuries that arise […]
The Benefits of Hiring a Workers Comp Lawyer in Ohio
When you’ve been injured in a work-related accident, it’s critical to immediately begin the workers’ compensation filing process. It’s equally important to have the help and legal guidance of a Columbus workplace injury attorney during the filing to ensure you are completing forms without errors. The benefits of hiring a workers’ comp attorney in Columbus […]
When You May Need to File a Workers’ Comp Claim and a Lawsuit
Some work injuries will require further action than filing an injury claim with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). Many construction sites use employees and equipment that are contracted through other third-party construction companies. When multiple companies are liable for different parts of the construction process, differences in safety policies can cause an increased […]
Why Workplace Safety Is Not Just About Your Company’s Bottom Line
Investing in workplace safety is not only beneficial to the workers themselves, but the effects of having a safe and secure workplace trickle into other areas of our society, including community happiness and wellbeing. Employers will make more profits from decreases in worker injuries. In 2002, the National Safety Council estimated the average cost of […]
If you find yourself injured at work, the steps that follow can involve a lot of confusion. Is my employer responsible? How do I file a workers’ comp claim? Who will treat your injuries? This process can be stressful, but there are some questions you should ask to direct yourself in the right direction. What […]
Worker compensation form for employment related injury or damage Recent cases, like the one involving an immigrant worker who fell off a ladder and was arrested after a workers comp meeting by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, have brought to attention that more workers are not reporting their injuries. This can create a toxic work environment, […]
You do not need a lawyer to represent your case if you are injured while working. However, in most cases, having an attorney’s help can save injured workers thousands, and typically leads to better coverage for their injuries. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (the Bureau) will approve “medical only” cases relatively quickly, but cases […]
Workers comp claims can be denied for several reasons. The claim may have not been filed quickly enough, the workplace injury could have happened on another premises than your employer’s worksite, and maybe your accident did not have witnesses. Other conditions, like work-related stress, may not be serious enough for a claim. Being away from […]
Has OSHA Banned Union Reps From Their Worksite Inspections?
In 2013, The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) expanded their ruling to allow union employees who didn’t work at the company being inspected to accompany OSHA officials during worksite inspections. This allowed them to offer feedback directly to the OSHA representative. Republicans and small businesses, saying it is a way for unions to intimidate them, […]
What Could Funding Cuts to the Labor Department Mean for Job Safety?
The U.S. already doesn’t have enough federal inspectors to regulate job sites, and there could be even fewer available. There are proposed 21% budget cuts to the Labor department being proposed by President Trump right now. One of the programs targeted is the Susan Harwood Grant Program, which helps provide training to workers with limited […]
Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC, keeps its main offices in Columbus, but we also operate in Granville, Zanesville, Logan, Newark, Lima and Portsmouth. As part of our dedication to helping as many injured workers in Ohio as possible, we never want anyone to draw a blank when asking, “Is there an experienced and caring workers’ compensation lawyer near me?” Let us know what we can do for you by requesting a free consultation today.