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Graham & Graham Wins Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits Appeal

Dec 30, 2021 - Worker's Compensation

Normally, when a worker dies on the job in Ohio, the worker’s dependent family members—such as a surviving spouse and children—are entitled to workers’ compensation death benefits. In a recent case handled by Graham & Graham, the Industrial Commission of Ohio (IC) found that a woman was not entitled to death benefits because she wasn’t … Continue reading “Graham & Graham Wins Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits Appeal”

Remote Work Injuries and Workers’ Compensation 

Sep 15, 2021 - Worker's Compensation

When an employee’s home is regarded as a worksite, it raises questions about remote work injuries and workers’ compensation. Generally, if a person is injured while teleworking, those injuries qualify for workers’ compensation. But like other types of work injuries, several factors are used to make this determination. Because work from home injuries are more … Continue reading “Remote Work Injuries and Workers’ Compensation “

Guide to Ohio Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Jun 17, 2021 - Worker's Compensation

Workers’ compensation is an important safety net for Ohioans who suffer injuries and illnesses as a result of their employment. Every year, around three out of every 100 full-time workers will qualify for Ohio workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits are provided regardless of fault and at no cost to employees. As long as the injury … Continue reading “Guide to Ohio Workers’ Compensation Benefits”

Ohio Workers’ Compensation Light-Duty Work Requirements

Feb 10, 2021 - Worker's Compensation

When a worker is injured on the job in Ohio and files for workers’ compensation benefits, they undergo a medical evaluation to determine the extent of their injuries. If the doctor determines that the employee’s physical restrictions prevent them from returning to their job, but the employer can offer a light-duty job that meets the … Continue reading “Ohio Workers’ Compensation Light-Duty Work Requirements”

New Law Makes Several Changes to Ohio Workers’ Comp Claims

Oct 13, 2020 - Worker's Compensation

Important changes to Ohio’s workers’ compensation statutes took effect mid-September 2020 with the passing of House Bill 81. The changes include a shortened timeframe for filing a Violation of a Specific Safety Requirement (VSSR) and clarity around the employer argument of so-called “voluntary abandonment of employment.” The new workers’ comp law also increases the amount … Continue reading “New Law Makes Several Changes to Ohio Workers’ Comp Claims”

Ohio Workers’ Compensation Allowing Some COVID-19 Claims

Apr 22, 2020 - Coronavirus, Worker's Compensation

Ohio State Workers’ Compensation law currently covers 22 occupational diseases. The scheduled occupational diseases range from anthrax and lead poisoning to conditions related to industrial processes involving the use of radioactive substances in luminous paint. Now, two bills have been introduced that would make COVID-19 an occupational disease under state workers’ comp law, under certain … Continue reading “Ohio Workers’ Compensation Allowing Some COVID-19 Claims”

Why You Have to Act Fast Following an Ohio Workplace Injury

Feb 26, 2020 - Accident Law, Worker's Compensation

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1596551620864{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]A recent change to Ohio workplace injury law gives Ohio workers injured on the job just one year from the date the injury occurred to file a claim for Workers’ Compensation benefits. The filing deadline—known as the statute of limitations—used to be two years from the date of a workplace injury, but … Continue reading “Why You Have to Act Fast Following an Ohio Workplace Injury”

Can I Receive Ohio Workers’ Compensation for a Pre-Existing Condition?

Aug 13, 2019 - Accident Law, Worker's Compensation

Joe is lifting a heavy box at work when he hears a pop in his back. He stands up and feels pain shooting down his leg. X-rays show that the pain is related to a herniated disc—the same injury that he suffered previously while weightlifting, before he started his current job. For years, the condition … Continue reading “Can I Receive Ohio Workers’ Compensation for a Pre-Existing Condition?”

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