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Work Related Injury

Any injury, disease or other affliction contracted from working or the working environment is a work related injury.  Common work related injuries include, falls, cuts, eye damage, crushing injuries, lung contamination, broken bones and skin injuries.  Injuries are often caused by the malfunction or misuse of machinery, vehicles and tools; and inadequate safety clothing or training when using hazardous chemicals or materials.

A work area may contain any number of hazards for the worker.  Employees can be in the proximity of, or working with electricity, high pressure or hot gases or liquids, poisonous gases or liquids, other toxic materials, dangerous machinery, weakened structures, flammable gases or liquids, dangerous tools or in dangerous environments such as hazardous spills areas.

Some serious conditions that can result from work place environments include:

  • Mesothelioma or asbestosis caused from working with or near asbestos
     
  • Silicosis caused from working in a dusty environment
     
  • Caisson disease caused by working in a high air pressure environment
     
  • Air embolism caused by compressed air entering skin cuts

Under the federal OSHA law, employers must take certain precautions to protect and prevent workers from becoming injured on the job.  However, no amount of prevention or protection can eliminate all work related injuries.

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Ohio Supreme Court Subrogation Case Should Give Insurers Pause Claims Journal
Claims Journal Ohio Supreme Court Subrogation Case Should Give Insurers Pause Claims Journal Last week, in Bur. of Workers39 Comp. v. Verlinger, the Ohio Supreme Court held two insurers jointly and severally liable to the Ohio BWC for all past, present and estimated future payments the BWC made under a workers39 compensation claim. The Court and more raquo

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These workers are far more likely to die on the job than others MarketWatch Some industries and states have experienced a persistently high rate of fatalities. and more raquo

Fired While Out With Jobrelated Injury, Worker Wins 725K Asbury Park Press
Asbury Park Press Fired while out with job related injury, worker wins 725K Asbury Park Press Lach, who then lived in Lakewood, reported the injury to Celler and asked him if he needed to fill out any paperwork for workers39 compensation, Burns said. Celler told him, quotno,quot and to just go back to work, Burns said. Lach never filed for workers

State Agency Releases Statistics Surrounding Fatal Work Injuries In Oregon O...
State agency releases statistics surrounding fatal work injuries in Oregon Ontario Argus Observer SALEM Fatal work injuries totaled 72 in 2016 for Oregon, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this month. The number of work related fatalities in Oregon was higher than the 44 fatalities in the previous year, noted

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