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 […]
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 […]
Can I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit If I Already Accepted Workers’ Comp?
Workers’ compensation programs offer some benefits that may not be available if you file a personal injury lawsuit. For example, if you file a workers’ comp claim, you can get money faster and avoid settlement negotiations and a trial altogether. However, if you already accepted workers’ comp, you cannot then choose to file a personal […]
Are Feelings of Depression After a Work Accident Normal?
A work accident can affect every aspect of your life, and change your entire outlook. You’ll begin noticing more of these changes as time goes on. One of the most common, and sometimes the most impactful, changes you may notice is feelings of depression after a work accident. According to a recent study conducted by […]
Is it Workers’ Comp Fraud if Your Workplace Injury Does Not Turn Out to Be Serious?
Last year, the Daily Republic in California reported a story of a man who simply bumped his knee and is now facing prison time for grand theft in addition fraudulent workers’ compensation claims. These events came to be known as “the bumped knee massacre.” When an assembly worker with no criminal history bumped his knee […]
A 21-year-old Noblesville, Indiana man, Anthony J. Brock, was killed at his workplace, IDCastings, an ironworking plant recently. Early on the morning of November 20, Brock was tasked with fixing a water leak. While using an aerial work platform, his body was caught between a railing and a catwalk, but the machine did not stop […]
How Will Ebola Scare Affect OSHA Disease Standards?
When it comes to the safety of employees, one of the most dangerous places one can work is in a hospital. Hospital workers work long shifts surrounded by people with a variety of ailments. It is easy to be exposed to bodily fluids, which sometimes transmit diseases. Hospitals are full of dangerous chemicals, toxic drugs […]
According to Cleveland.com, a fire broke out at the Republic Steel plant in Lorain, Ohio around 2 p.m. on November 30. The plant was in the “hot commissioning” phase of steel production when flames shot upwards through the upper decks of the building. The flames grew after “[a] heat source found its way into the […]
On June 25, a 36-year-old employee of Aldridge Electric Inc. died of heat stroke while installing electrical conduit for the upcoming Dan Ryan Red Line for the Chicago Transit Authority. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently cited the national electrical contractor for $7,000 in fines. “The worker died from heat stress on his first […]
Illinois Central Railroad Co. Exposed Workers To Lead
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration have cited the Illinois Central Railroad Co. for willful and serious safety violations. The company was demolishing a bridge connecting South Lock Street close to Archer Avenue in Chicago when OSHA inspectors observed the demolition crew working without proper health amenities present. Also, the bridge was coated with lead, […]
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