The opioid crisis is hitting home in a lot of areas -- but Ohio is one of the states most severely affected because it is seen as critical to the "pipeline" of drugs that is making it around the nation.
Good news! The insurance company handling your workers' compensation claim has just assigned a nurse case manager (NCM) to your case. The NCM is going to communicate with your medical providers about your medical needs, help arrange for services and, ultimately, facilitate your return to work.
While any kind of work injury could be catastrophic, injuries that involve lost or amputated extremities or limbs are some of the most severe. Workers can lose a limb or extremity through a number of situations.
A lot of businesses rely on seasonal employees from time to time -- particularly during the holidays. If you're a seasonal worker, you know that your employer needs you and that you're just as valuable as the employees who are there all year.
Nobody goes into work expecting to be the victim of an assault -- but it does happen from time to time.
What happens when you're hurt in a workplace accident and your employer tries to steer you to a doctor of his or her choosing?
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.