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 […]
Some work-related injuries result in serious and permanent physical or psychological restrictions. In some cases, those permanent restrictions prevent the injured worker from returning to the job they had at the time of their injury. In those cases, temporary total disability benefits are initially available to the injured worker as they receive treatment, but when […]
What to Look for in a Workers’ Compensation Attorney in Toledo, Ohio
Bottom line, if you’ve been injured at work or are suffering from an occupational illness, you may qualify for workers compensation benefits. The process of applying for workers compensation benefits with the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation is grueling and complicated. We don’t want the daunting process to deter you from applying for the compensation […]
Lifting wheelchairs, removing sheets from beds, helping patients into a seat: These are all things nursing home aides do on a regular basis. These activities are also what make it dangerous to work at a nursing home. Did you know that more workplace injuries happen at nursing homes than at any other private industry in […]
What Should I Do If I’m Hurt in a Car Wreck While On the Job?
What if you were hurt in a car accident while working? Would you be able to work again or would your injuries make it impossible? What would you do for an income? Workers’ compensation? Those were some of the questions a truck driver who was hit by a car while on the job was facing […]
It is the job of employers to provide their workers with safe work environments where preventable workplace injuries do not happen. However, many employers fail to take the proper precautions to protect their employees from preventable workplace accidents, leading to workers suffering catastrophic injuries and even losing their lives. Preventing Common On-the-Job Injuries A few […]
What If My Co-Worker’s Drug Use Leads to Me Suffering an On-the-Job Injury?
In early August, Builder, a home-building industry information and news magazine, published an article about how companies are dealing with employee drug use. The article focused on the role employer drug testing policies play in ensuring that their employees do not suffer workplace injury due to a co-worker’s drug use. Could My Employer’s Drug Testing […]
Why’s the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Limiting Injured Workers’ Access to Prescription Drugs?
As the opioid painkiller epidemic continues to plague the country, including our communities in Ohio, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is doing what it can to stop workers from becoming victims. As such, recently, the Ohio BWC announced plans to no longer provide coverage for certain prescription drugs. Why Is Workers’ Comp No […]
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 […]
Be the First to Get Workers’ Compensation in Your Industry
Many employees work in industries where they are self-starting or independent contractors, and have no infrastructure set up to gain the benefits they need to take time off to deal with workplace injuries. Recently, an article was posted in Cleveland, where tattoo artists were interviewed and told a common and unfortunate story. In the tattoo […]
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.