My legged was pinned between a forklift and lowboy the breaks failed on the lowboy and pinned my leg that same lowboy I told my supervisor that is was having problems and the lowboy was red tagged and not supposed to be used someone put it on the floor and used it anyway does he have a case ?
If the injury occurred in a workplace in Ohio, the Ohio legislature has passed a law to make your employer immune from lawsuits, alleging workplace injury, making the Worker’s Compensation system your sole source of recovery. It is very difficult to bring a case against an employer on Ohio unless...View More
It was on my way at work I just started this job I've been there almost a month I was late when I got there they let me go. 5 days prior to that I got asked to clean out a pit I work around bleach and caustic acid so I went down cleaned out the pit next day I had caustic burns on my ankles... View More
This is something that is covered by the Worker's compensation program and if you are injured due to lack of PPE, you should file a worker's comp case and get it opened up. This is also an OSHA violation and you have a right to report it to OSHA without fear of retaliation. Any...View More
I've been at my job for 5 months with no problems they put me on a new job after a couple days my back started hurting I told my supervisor I couldn't do it and it was messing up my back and they said unfortunately you have to keep doing it until you get a doctor's excuse and now my... View More
In Wisconsin,once you report a work injury as you have done as you describe above, any smart employer would report it immediately to their worker's compensation insurance carrier and take you off that job and refer you to be seen by a doctor of their, or your, selection without further delay....View More
I am a teacher for a head start program. As part of my job I am required to conduct Home visits at families residences. During one of my visits in August of 2022 there was a man shot and killed 50 ft from me. I heard the shots and once police came I went to the front door and saw the body right... View More
Ohio does not recognize workers' compensation claims for psychological conditions alone; they must be associated with a physical injury you sustain. Other states recognize these claims but not Ohio. You would have to sustain a physical injury, even a minor one, before the psychological...View More
my first hearing ruled in my favor, however the second one ruled against me on the grounds of my age and some deterioration after years of working. I had no problem with my shoulder until that day. When it first happened I thought it was a simple strain and finished my shift. I iced it as often... View More
You have a valid work injury claim. If you have developed an emotional reaction to your injuries and the incident, you may be able to get treatment under your claim. You'd have to have a psychologist or other mental health professional confirm a diagnosis and file a motion to have the...View More
I worked as a mortician's assistant for 1 FULL SHIFT (9 am - 5pm). Helped move multiple dead bodies, and after that 1 day, decided I can't handle the stress and sight of the dead rotting bodies. And after that, they are refusing to pay me for my time, even though the director said himself... View More
Probably not for the emotional trauma. It sounds like what you experienced is within the parameters of your job. In other words, a jury would likely find that you should reasonably have known what to expect. If you worked and they have refused to pay you, then yes, you can sue for the one...View More
I am being pursued by a collection for Ohio worker's compensation taxes I owed as a small business (unincorporated) owner from 1992. My business went bankrupt in 1992, and I filed bankruptcy and my taxes were discharged (but I don't have proof worker's compensation was) in 1996.... View More
The BWC has an Adjudication Committee (at least they used to years ago when I worked there) where you can present your situation. It used to come up when employers were non-complying (I.e., hadn't had premiums) or coverage had lapsed for a few days and then got hit with a huge penalty. They...View More
The FB post was on my private personal account, it did not mention the business or anyone by name and my profile does not list where I work. I complained very angrily about her lack of enforcement on the mask mandates in the office and I did swear saying an A-hole customer was putting my health at... View More
Ohio is an at-will employment state, meaning you or your employer can terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason (as long as the reason isn’t discriminatory). It sounds like you have been fired here based on what happened. As for unemployment, your employer can challenge...View More
I informed payroll, HR, and management the day I got paid That my check was short. I call everyday to ask for updates everday they tell me they are working on it and have to wait for the owner's approval to give me a check. They owe me 1300$ that supposed to be on my regular paycheck.
Hi. I would wait to hear what payroll, HR, and management say. Does missing that portion of your pay put you below the minimum wage? Is the check for any overtime you worked during the pay period? If so, you may have a claim. But I would try to resolve this internally since you are still working...View More
Over the last few years I've been injured at work 3 times and filed a workers comp claim for 2 of them (first and third). For those 2, my boss had me cancel each claim and say that I didn't need the benefits anymore. He wanted me to do this so his number of processed claims and insurance... View More
Although it is not entirely clear that an agreement to waive workers compensation claims is enforceable, that is what your employer entered into. Specifically, your employer agreed to pay for (some) wages and medical costs if you did not file a...View More
My fiances work had a covid exposure so everyone had to get tested. They made them return to work without seeing the results and more employees tested positive thus resulting in further exposure. Is this something that can be taken to court for those who test positive because the employer did not... View More
First, your fiance would need to test positive for COVID, or another employee would want to sue. In every lawsuit, you must prove the four following things: duty, breach, causation, and injury. Your fiance's employer has a duty to provide him with a safe workplace. The question will become if...View More
The statute of limitations for Ohio Workers' compensation claims depends somewhat on when the last activity was on the claim. You should contact a licensed attorney to discuss some specifics and they can give you a better idea of whether the claim is still active or barred due to inactivity.
They could ask that, but it is suspicious behavior. That could be seen as attempting to dissuade your husband from workers' compensation, which is illegal. You and your husband should contact an employment law attorney as soon as possible and discuss your claim in more detail. Some will...View More
Depending on the time frame of the denial, you may be able to appeal the denial to the industrial commission. I would speak quickly with a Workers' Compensation attorney (there are many), to discuss your options. You could use personal insurance, however it can muddy the waters quite a bit...View More
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