Workers’ Compensation

Are You Getting the Ohio Workers’ Compensation Benefits You Need?

by Cary Graham | September 12th, 2016

Workers’ compensation benefits are every injured worker’s right. You work hard for your company and it only makes sense that they should take care of you when that work leads to injury. But are you getting the full compensation you deserve? Maybe not. So far this year, more than $580 million has been paid out […]

A Brief History of Workers’ Compensation

by Cary Graham | January 19th, 2016

Workers’ compensation is an idea that began more than 4,000 years ago. A stone tablet recovered from ancient Sumeria details the Law of Ur, which provided for monetary compensation for injured workers. Many other ancient societies had precise standards for compensating workers. The extent of that compensation depended on the body part. For example, Arab law […]

Ohio Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Urge Participation in Safety Innovations Competition

by | October 19th, 2015

Workplace accidents present a very serious threat to workers in a variety of dangerous jobs across Ohio. One of the best ways to prevent work injuries and accidents is to create a culture of job site safety. To help accomplish this goal, the state is holding a safety innovation competition. According to the Ohio Bureau […]

New Program Aims to Reduce Paperwork and Wait Times for Injured Workers in Ohio

by | August 17th, 2015

One of the goals of the Ohio workers’ compensation program is to provide injured employees with access to, and assistance with, quality health care in a timely manner. One of the ways the state is hoping to better achieve this goal is by implementing a new pilot program in northeastern counties. Our Cleveland workers’ compensation […]

Agencies Partner to Reduce Car Accidents and Worker Injuries in Ohio Construction Zones

by | August 11th, 2015

Transportation accidents are one of the leading causes of on-the-job injuries and fatalities in Ohio today. In fact, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) estimates that in 2014 alone, an estimated 5,000 work zone accidents accounted for more than 1,000 injuries and 17 deaths. Our Ohio car accident attorneys at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy […]

New Program Aims to Cut Costs While Helping Injured Employees Return to Work More Quickly

by | July 14th, 2015

One of the main goals of the Ohio workers’ compensation system is to provide injured employees with financial assistance until they can return to work. That’s why the state is considering adopting a program that can help get injured workers back on the job sooner. The Enhanced Care Program launched on July 1 and works […]

Ohio Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Examine Latest Safety Grants Offered by the BWC

by Robert Trivisonno | June 9th, 2015

Employers in our state are required to protect the health and safety of workers at all times while on the job. The Ohio workers’ compensation lawyers at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain that some businesses are achieving this by taking advantage of a grant program provided by the state. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ […]

Are States Abandoning Original Intent of Workers Compensation Laws? Study Points To Alarming Trend

by Robert Trivisonno | March 16th, 2015

A recent study of States’ workers compensation systems by ProPublica and NPR reveals an alarming retreat from the original intent behind those systems. Apart from documenting individual stories of striking misfortune and callous decision-making in workers compensation claims, the study sends a greater message: that legislative decisions under the guise of “tort reform” have not […]

What Ohio Workers’ Compensation Benefits Am I Entitled to?

by Staff | December 18th, 2014

There are two basic types of Ohio workers’ compensation benefits—death benefits and injury benefits. What happens if an employee is injured on the job, but dies a short time later as a result of their injuries? Are they entitled to both types of benefits? A ruling in a lawsuit that was recently filed in the […]

Ohio Safety Congress & Expo Coming to Columbus Next Month

by | February 12th, 2014

Each year, thousands of workers in Ohio are injured in on-the-job accidents. The Ohio Workers’ Compensation Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain numerous studies have shown that raising awareness and educational training about these hazards and risks are the best way to prevent such injuries from occurring. In an effort to meet these […]