Occupational Disease Blogs

Preventing Heat Related Illness in Outdoor Workers

Posted by: Admin on September 9, 2014

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.

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The Definition of Injury

Posted by: Admin on June 17, 2014

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.

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Injury vs. Occupational Disease

Posted by: Admin on June 17, 2014

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.

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EEOICPA (Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act) FAQs

Posted by: Admin on March 3, 2014

If you worked in the production and testing of nuclear weapons during the Cold War, you may be aware of or filed claims under The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA). This legislation provides a compensation program for civilians who contracted illnesses related to their work in nuclear weapons under the…

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Is Your Job Making You Sick? — Workers’ Compensation Recovery for Workplace Diseases

Posted by: Admin on January 28, 2014

Are you getting sick of work — literally? Your job site may be less than ideal, but it shouldn’t make you physically ill. Unfortunately, the reality is that your workplace may subject you to regular contact with hazardous conditions that can cause serious chronic illnesses. Employment-related medical problems are called occupational diseases and are often…

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Repetitive Use Injuries in the Workplace

Posted by: Admin on December 6, 2013

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a progressively painful hand and arm condition caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist. The pressure may come from swelling or anything that makes the carpal tunnel smaller. The carpal tunnel is a passage between the arm and hand through which the median nerve is allowed to pass freely in...

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