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Ohio Workers’ Compensation Employer Defense Attorney

Workers’ compensation is one of the very few areas of law in which each decision may have direct impact on other areas of law including:

  • OSHA
  • Violations of Specific Safety Requirements
  • Intentional Torts
  • Subrogation
  • Termination Issues
  • The Family Medical Leave Act

Ohio Violation of Specific Safety Requirement Defense Lawyer

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has its own rules and regulations that are similar in nature (but not identical) to OSHA rules and regulations, Violation of Specific Safety Requirements. This is a unique area of the law in that it is a direct penalty to employers. Employers that do not seek representation throughout this process risk an award being assessed against them which can be 15-50% of all compensation paid in the claim at the maximum rate. These awards can be dangerous because this type of award is not fully understood by employers. These are not awards that are paid through premiums but must be paid dollar for dollar. LLP has successfully represented numerous employers against VSSR allegations.

Ohio Subrogation Attorney

Self-insured employers have an automatic right to pursue subrogation against third party tortfeasors that are involved in a workers’ compensation claim. The classic example is when an employee is involved in a car accident with a third party. The self-insured employer may recover medical and compensation benefits paid out as a result of the claim pursuant to the Ohio statute.