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Finding a way: Injured worker triumphs through tragedy

Brad Hurtig, a double amputee, inspires audience at BWC medical symposium

By Tony Gottschlich, BWC Public Information Officer

The workplace accident that took Brad Hurtig’s hands in 2002 could have taken so much more from the high school student-athlete — his place as a star linebacker on the football team, his hopes, dreams and career goals. 577 more words

Ohio Bureau Of Workers' Compensation

HR Tip: Less stringent test for intern pay adopted by DOL

On Jan. 5, the Department of Labor (DOL) introduced a less stringent test to determine whether employers must pay their interns at least a minimum wage and overtime. 309 more words

Kenneth Hampton, JD

Title: Attorney
Company: Kenneth D. Hampton, Attorney at Law
Location: Huntsville, Alabama, United States

Kenneth Hampton, JD, Attorney, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in disability law.

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Personal Injury Law

Dependency Issues? Not in this courtroom, says recent case

Last week, the 11th Appellate District ruled that a common pleas court does not have jurisdiction over an appeal from an Industrial Commission decision as to dependency status in a death claim. 317 more words

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OSHA watch

Civil penalties increase to adjust for inflation

OSHA is required to annually adjust civil penalties under a 2015 law that significantly increased the maximum penalties allowed for violations. 862 more words

Trends in combatting abuse and fraud in Workers' Compensation

Fraud or abuse that might not reach the legal requirements for criminal sanctions happens in all aspects of the Workers’ Comp system. There’s employee fraud, employer fraud, health provider fraud, attorney fraud, and even insurer and claims adjuster fraud. 923 more words

The Ohio Workers First Act-PowerPoint Presentation

This post is the long version of the PowerPoint presentation regarding the Ohio Workers First Act I gave at the CMBA Workers’ Compensation Section meeting in January.  165 more words

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