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April 2018 Archives

What should I know about workers' compensation healthcare?

A common concern among Ohio workers who are injured on the job and are seeking benefits through workers' compensation is how the Bureau of Workers' Compensation provides healthcare. There are certain rules that mandate which doctors the injured worker can see, how it will be paid for, under what circumstances, and the way in which prescription medication is handled. If there is a problem with these issues, it is important to have legal assistance to get the workers' compensation benefits the person is entitled to.

A lawyer can help with workers' compensation retaliation in Ohio

The goal of having workers' compensation benefits in Ohio is to protect workers who are injured in a workplace accident. There should not be any debate on this issue between the employer and the worker about this. After the workplace injuries have occurred, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation will deal with the case from there. However, some employers might not want the worker to report the accident and will use various underhanded - and illegal - tactics to dissuade the employee from doing so.

Ohio University study shows theater workers face head injury risk

Studies are useful to determine which forms of employment carry the greatest risk for workers. Ohio residents should also pay attention to these studies as they can sometimes find danger where it had previously not been a common concern. For example, football is a sport known for its blows to the head and the scientific and anecdotal evidence of the risk of head injury is indisputable. A new study has examined another endeavor - working in the theater - and found that these workers can be affected by head injuries and the aftermath.

Does Ohio workers' compensation reimburse out-of-pocket costs?

A worry that afflicts many Ohio workers who suffer workplace injuries and are awaiting workers' compensation benefits is: what happens if there are out-of-pocket costs that they must pay for? Given the expensive nature of medical treatment, prescriptions, rehabilitative care and more, these expenses can be substantial. Knowing the law for claimant reimbursement is critical.

Mistakes to avoid when applying for SSD benefits

If you are a disabled Amelia area resident and getting ready to file for social security disability benefits because a workplace accident has left you disabled, you need to understand that the approval process can take some time. Most first-time applicants end up waiting up to two years to learn if they will receive benefits or not. Currently, the approval percentage of SSDI applications received is one-third. 


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