Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) benefits are potentially available in all workers' compensation claims, even claims where an individual has not missed work on account of the injury. For recent claims, the injured worker may seek this benefit no sooner than twenty-six weeks after either the date of injury or after the last payment of temporary total disability compensation.
Temporary total disability (TTD) benefits are intended to replace lost wages while an individual is recovering from a work-related injury and is unable to return to his or her former position of employment. TTD benefits are typically paid on a bi-weekly basis and are based on the wages the individual earned over the last year of employment.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed fines of more than $100,000 for a Leetonia, Ohio, based metals and plastic manufacturer. OSHA found the company in violation of at least 30 safety and health regulations, including conditions that exposed workers to amputation, electrocution and fire risks among other workplace injury hazards.
The Bainbridge Firm is pleased to announce that it was recently opened a new office in Marion, Ohio. This marks the fourth office location of the Bainbridge Firm and the first expansion into the North Central Ohio area. The office is located in downtown Marion at 198 East Center Street.
Industrial worksites contain inherent dangers to Ohio workers. In recent years, industrial workplace accidents have killed about 4,000 to 5,000 workers in the United States annually, with fires and explosions specifically contributing 53 fatalities in 2009 and 109 in 2010.
Everyone in Ohio knows that racing cars is a dangerous sport. Incredibly high speeds and crowded tracks put drivers at great risk of wrecking and getting injured. One unfortunate construction worker was also just recently injured while working on a racetrack, according to news reports.
In 2010, the oil rig Deepwater Horizon caused one of the most massive oil spills ever seen. It is hard to calculate the vast ecological and economic damage that resulted. Ohio and the rest of the world sat in horror as oil fires burned on the open ocean and many local residents lost their livelihood.