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Workplace Injuries

Ohio Workplace Injury Law Firm

Advocating for workers’ rights to on-the-job safety

Your employer has a duty to provide a safe and healthy work environment. The standards of workplace safety are set by Ohio law, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and the Department of Labor. You may have a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. But before you agree to accept benefits through the government insurance program, speak to a workplace injury lawyer about how the settlement affects your right to sue your negligent employer.

Columbus on-the-job injury attorneys at Lawrence A. Riehl Law Offices advise you on the best plan to obtain full compensation. Established in 1981, the law firm has the experience and determination to assist clients who have suffered serious injuries.

Common accidents in dangerous occupations

Some occupations are inherently dangerous and require a high level of protections, such as special training, safety equipment, supervision and regular inspection of machinery and tools. Farmers, miners, drillers, construction workers, first responders, machinists and factory workers face challenging jobs that expose them to constant hazards, such as:

  • Breathing airborne particles
  • Exposure to toxins
  • Falls
  • Farming accidents
  • Heavy lifting
  • Industrial fires and explosions
  • Machinery crush injuries
  • Repetitive motions

We hold negligent corporations, employers and coworkers responsible for their recklessness and the injuries you sustained because of their actions.

Hazards in an office

Office workers are not immune to crippling injuries that result from an unhealthy workplace. Poor indoor air quality can create sick building syndrome, and uncovered insulation may expose asbestos that can cause severe long-term medical conditions. The resulting serious illnesses may take years to manifest and make the workplace link more difficult to determine.

Likewise, repetitive stress injuries occur when you perform the same awkward motion repeatedly over long periods of time. Constantly typing, lifting and bending can cause painful, debilitating damage to the soft tissues in joints, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff impingements and meniscus tears.

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Located in Columbus, Ohio, and representing clients throughout the state of Ohio.