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The Risk Factors of Workplace Fatigue

Workplace fatigue has many causes The National Safety Council published a report that collected data from more than 2,000 working adults in regards to fatigue and how it affects their performance in the workplace. Our workplace accident lawyers at Hochman and Plunkett have seen what can happen when employees become too fatigued at work and...

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How changes to Ohio Workers’ Compensation laws will affect injury claims

The state of Ohio this year adopted substantial changes to workers’ compensation laws. On June 30, Gov. John R. Kasich signed a bill to fund the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Many of the significant changes went into effect Sept. 29. Our Dayton workers’ compensation attorneys have examined the new law and provide a summary of...

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Ohio Researchers Aim to Prevent Workplace Injuries at Nursing Homes

It's no secret that nursing homes and assisted living facilities are physically demanding places to work. From back injuries caused by lifting patients to slipping and falling on a wet floor, these workers face occupational hazards unique to their profession that can potentially lead to long-term, debilitating injuries. With studies showing that workers at these...

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Ohio Workers' Compensation Coming-and-Going Rule

You know you can get workers' compensation benefits in Ohio when you are injured at work. But what if you are running an errand or commuting? This concept is outlined in the so-called "coming-and-going rule," and it's been applied in numerous Ohio case law rulings. As our Dayton workers' compensation attorneys can explain, most workers in...

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Dayton Workers' Compensation for Undocumented Immigrants

Ohio lawmakers have been locked in a fierce debate in recent weeks over the issue of workers' compensation for undocumented immigrants. House Bill 27, which passed largely along predictable party lines, would eliminate workers' compensation benefits to undocumented immigrant workers.  The measure would prohibit "unauthorized aliens" from receiving workers' compensation benefits if they are hurt...

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Ohio Plaintiffs Could Soon Have Fewer Civil Justice Options

A number of bills have been introduced by federal lawmakers which could affect the rights of victims who are hurt by medical negligence, defective products or other forms of negligence. The bills are part of a package of tort reform efforts some legislators have long been interested in pushing. The Washington Post and Center for Justice and Democracy report these...

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What Happens When an Independent Contractor Is Injured at Work?

In the state of Ohio, employers generally must purchase workers' compensation insurance to provide coverage for employees. This insurance is very important because it covers all workers who get hurt on-the-job, regardless of how the injury happened or whether an employer was responsible in any way for the injury. If workers' comp did not exist,...

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Musculoskeletal Injury Risks for Dayton Construction Workers

Each year, construction workers could face more than $46 million in collective losses because they need medical treatment or are forced to take time off from work due to work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). While there has been a big decline in the total number of work-related musculoskeletal disorders suffered by construction workers annually, this type of...

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