What are the time limits to file a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Posted by: Admin on November 12, 2014 in Workers Compensation
Generally speaking there is a two year time limit in which to file a workers' compensation claim. The claim must be filed within two years from the date of the injury. For example, if someone is at work and lifts a box and injures his or her back on October 31, 2014, that person has until October 31, 2016 to file the claim with the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. There are instances when that time limit can be extended depending on whether a self insured employer had knowledge of an injury and paid benefits to the injured worker when the injury occurred. Those situations can get complicated and need to be discussed with an attorney to see if a claim filed after two years can be deemed timely filed based on the actions of the self insured employer at the time of the injury.
Social Media Impact on Workers’ Compensation Claims
Posted by: Admin on November 3, 2014 in Workers Compensation
Social media is everywhere these days. From Facebook to YouTube to Twitter to Instagram, there are more ways than ever to communicate with the world. What individuals who suffer work-related injuries often fail to realize until it’s too late is that what they post on these websites have extremely negative impacts on their workers’ compensation case.
Property Damage: Diminution of Value
After a motor vehicle accident, dealing with property damage to your vehicle can be a frustrating task. You may wonder how you will be compensated for the damage to your vehicle. Are you entitled to recover the cost of repair? The difference in market value of your vehicle immediately before and immediately after the accident? The difference in market value of your vehicle immediately before the accident and immediately after your vehicle has been repaired?
Restaurant liability for foreign objects found in food
Persons injured by foreign objects in food may be entitled to assert legal claims and seek damages from any entity whose oversight allowed the foreign object to be undetected prior to sale or service of food. In some circumstances, the food’s seller can be held liable for the consumer’s damages. Depending upon the facts of the case, tort claims against the manufacturer, preparer or seller of the food product. If there is evidence of an intentional alteration of the food with a foreign object, then the victim may also be able to assert additional claims.
Bicycle Rules of the Road
As bicycling becomes more popular in Cleveland, it makes sense to understand the rules of the road and your responsibilities as you bike around town.
Long Term Work Related Injuries
Posted by: Admin on September 15, 2014 in Workers Compensation
A worker in Ohio who sustains a complicated long term work related injury or contracts a long term work related illness can be covered in a workers' compensation claim. These types of claims are more difficult for the BWC to administer as the BWC system seems to be better at handling minor injuries rather than major injuries and illnesses
Preventing Heat Related Illness in Outdoor Workers
The dog days of summer are over but the high temperatures can continue through September and October. With this in mind workers should know that heat and heat related illness can be compensable through the Bureau of Workers Compensation.
When do Pedestrians have the Right of Way Crossing a Roadway?
When crossing at an intersection, crossing within a crosswalk, or crossing a roadway without a crosswalk, pedestrians should follow three simple guidelines:
PROCEED WITH CAUTION
PAY ATTENTION TO TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES
KNOW THE RULES
Pedestrians must realize that not all drivers know the rules of the road. They should be aware of their surroundings at all times.
7th Largest Punitive Verdict in U.S. History Awarded in Actos Lawsuit
The controversial drug Actos (pioglitazone) used to treat Type 2 Diabetes has been linked to an 83% increased risk of bladder cancer (www.bmj.com). Be advised that the following symptoms are potentially associated with bladder cancer: bloody urine, pain with urinating, increased urge to urinate, and unusual back pain.
The Dangers of Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacements
Recently, the premature failure rates and design flaws of metal-on-metal hip replacements have prompted several manufacturers to voluntarily recall one or more of their products. As a result, many lawsuits have been filed against companies such as Biomet, DePuy, Smith & Nephew, Stryker, Wright Medical Technology, and Zimmer.