It's estimated that, at most, only two percent of all workers' compensation claims involve some kind of fraud.
While America's not at the stage (yet) where every office job can be done entirely from home, more and more workers are performing their jobs out of home offices at least part of the time.
Whether you call it a tennis elbow or a PlayStation thumb, repetitive strain injuries are no fun -- and they commonly afflict workers in modern offices.
Workers' compensation is supposed to be a no-hassle method of getting your medical care covered and your bills paid while you're unable to work due to a job-related injury or illness. In fact, the program is designed to be less expensive and easier for employers as well as injured employees.
What can you do when your workers' compensation claim is unfairly denied?
As you know, workers' compensation benefits can compensate you for lost wages, medical expenses and other losses pertaining to an injury or illness that occurred on the job, but what if you suffered an injury away from work or after hours while performing duties that were job-related? Ohio workers should understand how workers' compensation applies to off-the-clock accidents, as well as the coming-and-going rule.
Nursing home aides have a rough job. They tend to patients who are critically ill and often infirm, unable to do anything for themselves.
This is the year that medical marijuana makes its debut in Ohio. For employees, that means it's time to brush up on how that affects their work environment and learn what it means for any workers' compensation claims.
Construction sites are found all over the state of Ohio. They can be incredibly safe and dangerous all at the same time. Construction workers have a lot of responsibility if they want to stay safe while on the job. The owner of the site and the manager of the site are also responsible for keeping it safe from accidents that can injure or kill workers.
Employers naturally want to get injured workers back on the job as quickly as possible - but going back to work on a light-duty assignment isn't always the best thing for your body if you happen to be that injured worker.