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Workplace Injury

Ohio BWC Promotes Better You, Better Ohio Program

Wed Jul 14th, 2021 On , ,

The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) has recently introduced the Better You, Better Ohio!™ Program. Employers with 150 or fewer workers operating in high risk industries can enroll to participate. High risk industries are defined as: Agriculture Automative repair and service Construction Firefighting Healthcare Manufacturing Police and public safety Public employers Restaurant and food service Transportation and trucking Trash collection Wholesale and retail The program is being offered by Ohio BWC in conjunction with ActiveHealth Management, Inc. Once employers[...] read more

Coming and Going Rule

Winters in Northern Ohio can be long and brutal. Snow, ice, and freezing temperatures may create hazardous conditions in parking lots and on walkways. This past winter, a client slipped on snow in his employer’s parking lot, sustaining injuries extending from his neck down to his low back. Soon after the accident, he filed an industrial claim through the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. To this injured worker’s surprise, his claim was denied. He was mystified. As the fall occurred in[...] read more

COMPARATIVE NEGLIGENCE

Who wins when two parties cause an accident? Consider this: you pull into the intersection on a green light in order to turn left but the light turns red before you can go. Do you back up, sit there, or go ahead and turn? The law is generally on your side if you decide to turn because drivers may clear the intersection after the light turns red. This makes perfect sense–after all, sitting in the middle of a busy intersection[...] read more