Should I return to work light duty? If you are hurt on the job, your doctor may give you work restrictions. If those restrictions prevent you from returning to your normal duties, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. To qualify for those benefits, it is important to make sure your doctor certifies disability […]
My treatment was denied! What can I do? If you’ve sustained a work-related injury and already have an active workers’ compensation claim, treatment requested by your doctor may still be denied. In many cases, treatment is denied as allegedly being related to physical or psychological conditions that have not yet been recognized as related to […]
Light Duty Restrictions and Related Benefits If you suffered a work-related injury and have restrictions that prevent you from returning to your regular work responsibilities, an employer may ask you to return to work in a light duty position. If the light duty job is clearly defined, offered in good faith, and is within your […]
Know your rights as an employee It is illegal for an employer to terminate an employee in Ohio because he or she filed a workers’ comp claim. That said, Ohio is an at-will employment state meaning an employee can quit or an employer can fire an employee for just about any reason not protected by […]
When You Get Hurt on the Job If you suffer a workplace injury, it is important to notify your employer of the injury and seek treatment as soon as possible. While your injuries may resolve over time without the need for medical treatment, it is still important to document how you were injured at work […]
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 […]
According to Vindy.com, a website that features local Ohio news stories, traffic crashes have become relatively commonplace while construction has been taking place in work zones along Interstate 80 and Interstate 76. Recently, the Ohio State Highway Patrol announced that several of these car accidents could have been avoided. As of this writing, so far […]
Do you work at a small/medium size business? Was there a safety training program or safety procedures in place at the workplace? It is a requirement of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that every high-risk workplace must provide an adequate, clearly understandable, and helpful safety training program for all its employees. Safety training […]
Your employer is responsible for creating a safe workplace, hires all workers on site, fixes workplace hazards that arise, and will be the ones who provide workers comp to their injured workers. However, this scenario is not always common on job sites. Many injuries involve negligence on behalf of third parties with different safety training […]
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.