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Ohio Workers Compensation Lawyers with Offices Throughout the State Since 1929
Ohio Workers Compensation Lawyers with Offices Throughout the State Since 1929

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How Can Neglected Safety Equipment Lead to Workplace Injury?: On December 23rd of last year, a 46-year-old worker was feeding materials into a shredding machine when his right hand was caught. This led to an on-the-job injury that will affect this worker for the rest of his life, but could this incident have been prevented? A citation over neglected safety equipment may have some of the answers. Who Is Responsible for Neglected Safety Equipment? While feeding scraps into a machine, a 46-year-old worker lost his right hand, wrist and part of his forearm. The drum that shreds fabric scraps to be recycled did not have an adequate safety guard,... Read More The post How Can Neglected Safety Equipment Lead to Workplace Injury? appeared first on Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC. http://bit.ly/2xKWa6T #WorkersCompensation #OnTheJobInjury #OSHA #VSSR
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Can an Xbox Reduce Worker Injuries?: 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 Ohio? The workers compensation costs for nursing homes are staggering, but a video game console might be the key to help reduce worker injuries in those nursing homes. How Can Xbox Reduce Worker Injuries in Nursing Homes? Nursing homes have four times the amount of... Read More The post Can an Xbox Reduce Worker Injuries? appeared first on Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC. http://bit.ly/2xwJIHI #WorkersCompBenefits #NursingHomes #OnTheJobInjury
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New Workers Comp Laws You Need to Know About: Workers Compensation in Ohio is a complex and constantly evolving system. Our state lawmakers are always working to make the system better for workers and employers across the state, but that means the system changes regularly. For instance, Governor Kasich has just passed the new workers compensation budget under H.B. 27. Not only does this budget help fund Ohio’s workers comp system but it also changes a few essential rules and limitations. Here’s what you need to know about these changes. Are You Ready for Ohio’s New Workers Comp Laws? Statute of Limitations– The statute of limitations to file an... Read More The post New Workers Comp Laws You Need to Know About appeared first on Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC. http://bit.ly/2xsdCN8 #WorkersCompensation #OhioWorkersComp #WorkersRights
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Is Employee Safety Good for Businesses?: The business world can be both fierce and competitive. This type of environment can lead to risky behavior on the part of supervisors and management, and that can be bad news for workers trying to make a living. However, what many of these businesses don’t realize is that the solution to their financial woes could be as simple as investing in employee safety. Good Business = Better Employee Safety The Journal of Accounting and Economics recently published a report with some disturbing findings. Apparently, managers struggling to meet earnings goals will often sacrifice employee safety to hit those goals. This... Read More The post Is Employee Safety Good for Businesses? appeared first on Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC. http://bit.ly/2fAsW0j #WorkersCompensation #WorkInjury #WorkplaceSafety
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Will a Cut in Workers Compensation Premiums Help Workers?: The state of Ohio is serious about worker safety, and the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation is a driving force behind this safety movement. BWC keeps a close eye on employers to make sure employees here in the state are treated well, and these efforts have produced savings that are being passed down to businesses. It looks like another workers compensation premiums cut is in the works, but what does this latest cut mean for the workers in our state? Will Workers Compensation Premiums Reductions Affect Workers? Local governments may be looking at a cut in premiums when it comes... Read More The post Will a Cut in Workers Compensation Premiums Help Workers? appeared first on Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC. http://bit.ly/2fulCTM #WorkersCompensation #WorkersComp #WorkSafety
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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 in the wake of his devastating accident. The incident happened as the man, now 55 years old, was walking to grab his lunch during a workday. The man suffered multiple severe injuries in the crash, including a head injury that took away his ability to... Read More The post What Should I Do If I’m Hurt in a Car Wreck While On the Job? appeared first on Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC. http://bit.ly/2vTI9zq #WorkersCompBenefits #WorkersCompensation #WorkAccident
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How Can I Avoid Suffering an On-the-Job Injury?: It is the job of employers to provide their workers with safe work environments where preventable on-the-job 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 of the most common on-the-job injuries include overexertion, struck by object, fall injuries and bodily strain injuries. When employers make sure their workers do the following, it can help ensure these injuries do not happen on their work site: Overexertion can include excessive pulling, lifting,... Read More The post How Can I Avoid Suffering an On-the-Job Injury? appeared first on Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC. http://bit.ly/2vQ88rE #WorkersCompBenefits #WorkersCompensation #OnTheJobInjury
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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 Policy Lead to Me Suffering an On-the-Job Injury? As more and more states legalize recreational marijuana and the opioid painkiller epidemic continues to sweep the nation, employer’s drug policies are becoming vitally important. For example, in an industry such as construction, having a worker or... Read More The post What If My Co-Worker’s Drug Use Leads to Me Suffering an On-the-Job Injury? appeared first on Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC. http://bit.ly/2wI3PQA #WorkersCompBenefits #WorkersCompensation #Opioids #OnTheJobInjury
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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 Longer Covering Certain Prescription Drugs? The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is attempting to stop injured employees in Ohio from becoming addicted to opioids and other prescription drugs. The Ohio BWC has been adjusting their prescription drug formulary over the last eight years to help lessen... Read More The post Why’s the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Limiting Injured Workers’ Access to Prescription Drugs? appeared first on Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC. http://bit.ly/2wAWBOd #WorkersCompBenefits #WorkersCompensation #Columbus #OhioWorkersComp
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What Can I Do to Prove My Loved One Was Killed in a Construction Accident?: Per a report in the Tribune-Review, in early August, a 55-year-old man was killed in a construction accident after he was trapped under construction equipment that fell on him while he was on the job. The incident took place at a storage yard in North Huntingdon, Ohio. The man was reportedly trapped from the waist down after construction equipment fell on him while he was working at a storage facility where vehicles are painted and maintained. As of this writing, the North Huntingdon police and the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) were investigating the incident. Who Can Help... Read More The post What Can I Do to Prove My Loved One Was Killed in a Construction Accident? appeared first on Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC. http://bit.ly/2gqCq1t #WorkersCompensation #Columbus #Ohio #WorkersComp #WorkplaceSafety
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