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.
The Growing Dangers of Low-T Replacement Therapy
The United States Food and Drug Administration has been expressing concern over treatment for male hypogonadism (low testosterone or “Low T”) for years. In June 2014, the FDA announced that manufactures of medications used for treating Low T were required to include a broader, more general warning of blood clots on their labels.
Vehicle Damage and Your Insurance Coverage
Oh no! You’ve been in a car accident. Thankfully, no one has been injured. Unfortunately, your car hasn’t been as lucky. It’s pretty banged up, and with each passing moment, you fill with dread as thoughts swirl through your head – how much will this cost to repair, will my car have to be replaced, what will I drive in the meantime. One thought brings you comfort in this most dire of circumstances – I HAVE CAR INSURANCE. You quickly scramble to find your policy, buried somewhere in your glove compartment beneath a barrage of children’s toys, fast food napkins, and other odds and ends, but give up quickly, resorting to your trusty smart phone for help – it will have the answer, you think. Siri directs you to this website, and there it is, exactly what you need, a blog post with all the answers to quell your restless mind. You kick back with a cold beverage as you read on.
The Definition of Injury
The legal definition of injury is complicated. The Ohio Revised Code defines what injuries are covered under Workers’ compensation. The statutory definition of injury includes any injury, whether caused by external accidental means or accidental in character and result, received in the course of and arising out of, the injured employee’s employment. It is a broad definition and to be construed in a light more favorable to injured workers.
Injury vs. Occupational Disease
In the world of Workers' Compensation an injury is an incident or event that causes harm to an individual in the scope of someone's work activities. For instance, someone at work lifts a box and sustains an injury to his back. There is an incident, the lifting of the box, and there is an injury or harm to the person's back. There can also be an injury that occurs over time. For example, if someone's job is to lift many boxes every day and, over a period of days, this person develops back pain, this can be considered an injury. It's important to know that to have an allowable injury in a Workers' Compensation claim there must be a diagnosis from a physician.
Concussion Lawsuits Against the National Hockey League
In 2012, retired football players filed a lawsuit against the National Football League (NFL) alleging that the organization concealed risks of brain injury. The players argue that the league did not do enough to protect them from concussions sustained during thousands of tackles. Plaintiffs have also placed fault on the football helmet manufacturer Riddell for…