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September 2016 Archives

Workers' Compensation When You Work For A Franchise

When looking for a job, few likely take into consideration whether they are applying to work for a franchise. While this is understandable, the reality is it could have a bearing on the benefits available to a worker. One area in which could be the case is where workers' compensation benefits are concerned.

Truck crashes on the rise in Ohio

Every year, it seems like there are more trucks on the roads and highways that become more congested. If you've noticed this, you aren't alone. The bad news is that in Ohio; the number of truck-related crashes have increased. According to a Dayton Daily News report from Sept. 18, Ohio has seen an increase in commercial vehicle crashes and fatalities year over year for the last four years. What's causing such a heavy rise in incidents? Some blame the economy and how many cars and trucks are on the roads together.

Protect yourself at work and file a claim if you're injured

Unsafe working conditions put you and other workers in danger. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) protects people like yourself, giving you the ability to refuse to work when your environment can't be made safe. OSHA requires that the workplace is free of dangerous health and safety conditions, and those conditions that can't be eliminated have to be monitored and as safe as possible.

Hearing loss in the workplace

When most people think about workplace injuries they likely think about a sudden accident that leaves the worker either temporarily or permanently unable to do his or her job. While such incidents do of course happen, workers could also face injuries due to repetitive exposure to certain conditions. An example of this is the loss of hearing. In fact, hearing loss has become the work-related injury most commonly reported. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, 22 million workers face exposure to levels of noise at work that are hazardous.

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