Workplace Injuries and Claims
Fatal Workplace Injuries in Ohio
Posted in Accident & Injury, Workplace Injuries and Claims on May 18, 2022
While no one expects to get hurt at their place of employment, accidents happen every day. Unfortunately, some of these accidents can be fatal for the employee. Common Causes of Fatal Injuries at Work The data provided by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the most common causes of these fatal...
Workers’ Compensation Mistakes to Avoid
Posted in Accident & Injury, Workplace Injuries and Claims on September 13, 2021
Injuries and accidents happen every day in the workplace. In 2019, approximately 2.8 million nonfatal and 5,333 fatal work injuries occurred. Employees who suffer from job-related injuries or illnesses can obtain workers' compensation from the employer in monetary reward. We've compiled a list of mistakes that could ruin the chances of receiving necessary compensation....
Statute of Limitations – How Long Do I Have to File a Claim in Ohio?
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, Class Action, Consumer Protection, Drug & Medical Devices, Firm News, Medical Malpractice, Motorcycle Accident, Product Liability, Product Recall, Truck Accident, Workplace Injuries and Claims on March 25, 2021
What is a Statute of Limitations? Most people have heard the phrase "statute of limitations," but what does it really mean? In legal terms, statutes of limitations set limits on the length of time available to take legal action. The time limits vary depending on the state and the type of case. For personal...
Ohio Modifies Employment Discrimination Laws
Posted in In the news, Workplace Injuries and Claims on January 21, 2021
On January 12, 2021, Governor Mike DeWine signed into law House Bill (H.B.) 352, which makes significant changes to how employment discrimination claims will be managed in Ohio. The new statute: [caption id="attachment_32866" align="alignright" width="370"] H.B. 352 changes Ohio employment discrimination laws.[/caption] Reduces the state's previous six-year statute of limitations to two years Eliminates...
Pandemic Unemployment Programs and Benefits in Ohio
Posted in Coronavirus (COVID-19), Workplace Injuries and Claims on April 1, 2020
Updated: January 14, 2021 NOTE: If you are unemployed due to the coronavirus pandemic, more information can be found at unemploymenthelp.ohio.gov. The Federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, signed on December 27, 2020, extends and amends the following pandemic unemployment programs and benefits through March 13, 2021: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Once implemented, will provide up...
Do companies have to warn their employees about layoffs?
Posted in Class Action, Workplace Injuries and Claims on May 16, 2019
On April 27, Youngstown-based Falcon Transport shut down operations without warning, leaving hundreds of employees without jobs, pay, or benefits. Many of its truckers were stranded around the country after being told to stop working immediately. Elk & Elk is representing affected employees in a class action to recover back pay and a...
Taking a look at Ohio’s most dangerous company
Posted in Workplace Injuries and Claims on August 17, 2018
Workers should never fear for their safety while on the job. But one Ohio company is known to be an especially dangerous place to work. JK Excavating, in Mason, Ohio, was the only Ohio company named to OSHA’s The Dirty Dozen 2018: Employer Who Put Workers And Communities At Risk. The company was recently...
Protect yourself on the job. Particularly on these jobs
Posted in Workplace Injuries and Claims on July 25, 2018
Every occupation comes with some amount of risk to people’s safety, whether they might be crushed in a machine or develop carpal tunnel. And certain accidents can happen no matter where a person works, from slipping on a wet floor to getting hit by a falling object. That said, some occupations are more dangerous...
Are workers’ rights further limited after recent Supreme Court decision?
Posted in Workplace Injuries and Claims on July 12, 2018
Employees who have grievances against their employers may now be limited in their ability to take legal action. A recent Supreme Court decision could affect more than 25 million people, including both employees and employers. In Epic Systems Corp v. Lewis, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 majority that employers could limit the...
The 12 most dangerous companies for workers
Posted in Workplace Injuries and Claims on May 3, 2018
No job is 100 percent safe: An accident at work can happen when you least expect it. And there are many jobs that are inherently dangerous. More than 20 percent of all worker deaths in 2016, for example, occurred in construction-related positions. But there are some specific companies that are notorious for being dangerous...