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VIOLATION OF SPECIFIC SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

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OUR WORKERS COMP LAWYERS HELP INJURED WORKERS GET THE VSSR COMPENSATION THEY DESERVE

Employers have a legal duty to provide employees with a safe work environment. If you sustain an injury at work in Ohio, you may be entitled to an additional award beyond workers compensation benefits if a Violation of Specific Safety Requirements (VSSR) has occurred.

 

VSSR awards typically range from 15 to 50 percent of an injured worker’s maximum allowable workers compensation benefits.

 

For over 80 years, Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC has been fighting for injured workers throughout the state of Ohio. We proudly handle workers comp and VSSR claims, standing by our clients every step of the way. You can count on our dedicated Ohio workers comp attorneys to help you obtain the full amount of compensation to which you are entitled.

What Is a Violation of Specific Safety Requirements (VSSR)?

Section 4101 of the Ohio Revised Code requires employers to “protect the life, health, safety, and welfare” of “employees and frequenters.” Failure to follow established safety requirements may constitute a violation. Examples of VSSRs include:

 

  • Failing to provide safe and necessary tools

  • Failing to train employees in the safe use of equipment

  • Failing to properly maintain equipment

  • Allowing defective or damaged equipment to remain in service

  • Altering equipment to remove safety protections and guards

  • Exposing employees to hazardous materials without proper safety equipment

  • Requiring employees to handle dangerous materials without proper safety training

 

If you have been hurt on the job, a knowledgeable workers compensation attorney can determine whether you may be entitled to a VSSR award.

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OTHER BENEFIT OPTIONS

In addition to TTD and WL benefits, there are several other potential sources of compensation. These include:

  • Permanent Partial Disability (PPD)

benefits that pay for permanent disabilities affecting a specific body part like a leg, arm, eye or finger. PPD pays for lost wages equal to one-third of the employee’s average weekly wage for up to 200 weeks.

  • Permanent Total Disability (PTD)

benefits compensate an employee who is never able to return to work. The payment rate is the same as for TTD, and benefits last for the employee’s life.

  • Living Maintenance (LM)

payments last up to six months to help an employee undergoing vocational rehabilitation.

 

It can be difficult to know what workers compensation benefits to apply for, not to mention the complexity of the application process and making sure that you have the required documentation. An experienced attorney can assist you with the application process. Our attorneys understand the unique Ohio workers compensation laws and can help prevent a denial of your benefits.

DO I NEED A WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAWYER IN OHIO?

When you are hurt on the job, Columbus workers comp lawyers at Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC can ensure you get the benefits you deserve. Beginning in 1929, we protected the rights of workers throughout Ohio. Please talk to our work injury attorneys by calling (614) 221-7548 for free attorney advice. We have offices in Columbus, Zanesville, Newark, and Portsmouth.

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