workers’ compensation

6 Costly Mistakes Seasonal Workers Make After Getting Hurt

Seasonal workers play a vital role in many industries. However, the temporary nature of these jobs can lead to unique challenges, especially when it comes to workplace injuries. At Elk + Elk, we've seen firsthand how mistakes made in the immediate aftermath of an injury can impact a worker's ability to receive the compensation...

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The most common causes of worker injuries and fatalities in Ohio

Workplace accidents and injuries are an unfortunate reality in the modern workplace. Even more unfortunate is the fact that every year in the United States, thousands of workers die in work-related accidents. Although any worker can suffer an on-the-job injury, there are certain industries that see more incidents. (more…)

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When to Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

When an individual gets injured on the job, many questions may come to mind: Do I need a workers’ compensation attorney? Can I handle this on my own? At what point should I hire an attorney? (more…)

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Ohio law expands to allow firefighters to collect working wage loss for cancer

Amendments to Michael Louis Palumbo, Jr. Act go into effect As of Sept. 29, an Ohio law honoring a local hero has been expanded to allow firefighters diagnosed with cancer to collect compensation for working wage loss. (more…)

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What can employees do about dangerous work conditions?

A Cleveland-area manufacturer was recently hit with nearly $90,000 in proposed penalties after being cited for a variety of dangerous work conditions. Fifteen serious violations, one repeat violation and one other-than-serious violation were issued following inspections earlier this year. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration cited fall hazards, slippery work surfaces, lack of proper...

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Elk & Elk Attorneys to Present at NBI Seminar

  Elk & Elk Attorneys to Present at NBI Seminar In the field of personal injury law, it is essential for attorneys and other legal professionals to possess a basic understanding of the human anatomy, types of injuries and common treatment options. An upcoming National Business Institute live seminar featuring presentations from three Elk & Elk attorneys...

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My boss isn’t covered by Workers’ Comp. What happens if I get hurt at work?

http://youtu.be/9jtDLwNJSWg Ohio attorney Gary Cowan discusses what to do if you’re injured at work but your employer isn’t covered by Workers’ Compensation.   With most employers, you have access to insurance if you’re injured on the job through a program called Workers’ Compensation. Workers’ Compensation, or “Workers’ Comp,” is a fund that provides medical...

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OSHA: Is Your Boss Keeping You Safe?

The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA) was enacted by Congress in 1970. It governs workplace safety in both the private sector and the United States federal government. The Act’s main goal is to ensure that employers maintain a safe working environment for their employees. A personal injury attorney can help you file an...

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Ohio Companies top OSHA Penalty List

An average of 13 Americans are killed on the job every single day of the year. In addition, tens of thousands die every year from workplace disease and nearly 4 million workers each year are seriously injured on the job. OSHA’s top 10 offenders in 2013 include five Ohio companies (in red.) The failure of companies...

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Ohio factory cited for safety violations

Republic Steel has been cited for 2 dozen safety violations and is facing federal penalties in excess of $1.1 million. Fifteen willful violations were discovered at the company’s steel manufacturing plant in Canton, Ohio. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspected the plant after receiving a formal complaint from the United Steelworks Union...

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