Repetitive Use Injury Blogs

Repetitive Stress Injuries Can Put You on the Sidelines

Posted by: Admin on September 6, 2016

Most often, people think of workplace injuries in terms of a single incident – i.e., a trench collapse, a fall from a scaffold or roof, an explosion or another excruciatingly painful, life-altering event. Yet most injuries on the job are the result of repetitive movements that are performed day after day, over and over again, for months or even years.

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The Effects of Declining Ohio Workers’ Compensation Coverage on Small Businesses and Self-employed

Posted by: Admin on January 16, 2015

In Ohio, Workers’ Compensation is provided by the state government through a state insurance fund. This insurance is funded by employers, who pay into the system as required by law. In Ohio, every employer who has one or more employees must pay into the state Worker’s Compensation insurance fund. In return for payment into the fund, the company is in compliance with the law and also has the benefit of receiving Workers’ Compensation insurance coverage. Unfortunately some employers choose not to pay into this state-mandated insurance fund

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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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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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