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In 2022, Ohio’s private employers reported over 80,000 non-fatal workplace injury and illness claims. This annual data also suggested that the increase from 2021 for these types of claims was only nominal. In Ohio, compensation is available from the Workers’ Compensation Bureau for work-related injuries and illnesses. Below is a brief overview on the types of work-related injuries and occupational diseases that are compensable under Ohio’s laws. Please note there are exceptions that apply to these types of claims and for this reason, we always recommend you consult with a work injury attorney for legal assistance if you’re about to embark on filing a workers’ compensation claim.

Common Types of Work-Related Injuries in Ohio

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is a great resource for employees if you’re looking for more information on work-related injuries and prevention.

With some exceptions applying, here is a general list of compensable work-related injuries:

  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Physical injuries
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Over exertion injuries
  • Burns
  • And more

While this list is not exhaustive, if you have sustained injuries at work due to a work-related incident, we recommend you consult with a work accident attorney as soon as possible. A work injury attorney can help you navigate the complexities of these types of claims and help you get the compensation you deserve. Learn more on how Graham Law has helped clients with worker’s compensation claims.

Common Types of Occupational Diseases in Ohio

Occupational diseases are illnesses or conditions that stem from repeated exposure to harmful substances, conditions, or work activities over a period of time. While these symptoms may not present themselves immediately, they can after a period of time.

Section 4123.69 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) lists a Schedule of Compensable Occupational Diseases. Here is a list of the compensable occupational diseases (exceptions apply in some respects) according to the ORC:

  • Anthrax
  • Glanders
  • Lead poisoning
  • Mercury poisoning phosphorus poisoning
  • Arsenic poisoning
  • Benzol poisoning
  • Poisoning by gasoline and other volatile petroleum products
  • Poisoning by wood alcohol
  • Infection or inflammation of the skin on contact surfaces
  • Cancer
  • Compressed air illness
  • Carbon dioxide poisoning
  • Brass or zinc poisoning
  • Manganese dioxide poisoning
  • Radium poisoning
  • Tenosynovitis and prepatellar bursitis
  • Chrome ulceration of the skin or nasal passages
  • Potassium cyanide poisoning
  • Sulfur dioxide poisoning
  • Berylliosis
  • Cardiovascular, pulmonary, or respiratory diseases
  • Radiation illnesses
  • Asbestosis

While there are exceptions in some of these categories, we do recommend you consult with a work injury attorney as soon as possible.

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