The most common causes of worker injuries and fatalities in Ohio
Posted in Accident & Injury, Workplace Injuries and Claims on December 6, 2017
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…)
When to Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Posted in Workplace Injuries and Claims on October 26, 2017
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…)
Ohio law expands to allow firefighters to collect working wage loss for cancer
Posted in Workplace Injuries and Claims on September 29, 2017
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…)
What can employees do about dangerous work conditions?
Posted in Accident & Injury, Workplace Injuries and Claims on June 24, 2016
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...
Elk & Elk Attorneys to Present at NBI Seminar
Posted in Accident & Injury, Drug & Medical Devices, Health & Wellness, Medical Malpractice, Workplace Injuries and Claims on May 28, 2015
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...
My boss isn’t covered by Workers’ Comp. What happens if I get hurt at work?
Posted in Workplace Injuries and Claims on June 24, 2014
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...
OSHA: Is Your Boss Keeping You Safe?
Posted in Workplace Injuries and Claims on May 2, 2014
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...
Ohio Companies top OSHA Penalty List
Posted in Workplace Injuries and Claims on December 2, 2013
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...
Ohio factory cited for safety violations
Posted in Workplace Injuries and Claims on August 20, 2013
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...