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CASES OF INTEREST: MARCH 2022

Semi-Truck Runs Red Light & Causes Collision in Intersection Our client was traveling southbound on Locust Street in Oak Harbor, approaching the intersection of Water…

Man Loses Part of His Hand That Got Stuck In Machine At Work

Our client was working for an electric supply store when the glove on his left hand got stuck in a machine and pulled his hand…

Cases of Interest – June 2021

Drunk driver smashes woman head-on causing extensive injuries  Our client was traveling northbound on Stone Street in Fremont, Ohio when a drunk driver traveling southbound…

Cases of Interest: April 2021

Employee Has Fingers Amputated on the Job Our client was on the job when a piece of wood got stuck in the machine he was…

Ohio’s Firefighter Cancer Presumption in Workers’ Compensation Claims

Every day, firefighters put their lives on the line to protect the people in their communities. Far beyond the immediate dangers posed by the blazes…

Severely Injured Prison Guard Fights for Fair Compensation

The personal injury lawyers at the Charles Boyk Law Offices are currently representing a prison guard who was attacked by several inmates while working at…

Family Sues Napoleon Junkyard After Fatal Explosion

In November of 2017, an unspeakable tragedy struck a contractor who was servicing a vehicle at Hogrefe Auto Parts in Henry County. Following the incident,…

Permanent Partial Disability In An Ohio Work Injury Accident

There are work injury accidents that occur more often than many people realize. Our Ohio work injury lawyers have seen hard-working individuals suffer from both…

What Employers Need To Know About Workers Compensation Part Two

What benefits does workers compensation coverage offer? After the BWC approves the claim for a work injury, the policy then covers the payment of medical…

Ohio Supreme Court Offers No Relief For Ohio Work Injury Victims

The Ohio Supreme Court has failed workers again, this time in Hewitt v. L.E. Myers Company and Houdek v. ThyssenKrupp Materials, N.A., Inc. In each…

National Work Zone Awareness Week 2013

It seems fitting that National Work Zone Awareness Week takes place in April, during Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which we have been highlighting the past…

Most Dangerous Jobs In America

                  Workplace hazards exist at every job, and every year individuals are injured or killed in accidents…

More Workplace Violations That Cause Injuries

                  Employer violations that result in injury As we stated in our previous blog post, if your…

Man Receives Near-Fatal Shock While On-The-Job

Robert Lucas was always the type of guy that loved to work. He enjoyed what he did for a living and didn’t mind getting up…

Man Injured At St. Marys Factory

The Accident At around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22nd, a worker at a St. Marys factory was taken via medical helicopter to St. Rita’s…

It’s HOT Out: Preventing Heat-Related Work Injuries

We’re pretty sure you’ve seen the forecast. We’re setting records out there the past week with heat waves moving across the country. The obvious tips…

Hidden Danger! Factory Dust Explosions

                  Every year there are people who are killed and severely injured by explosions that occur at…

GM Plant Fire

Late last Friday at a General Motors plant in Ohio, four people were taken to the hospital after a small fire at the facility. According to…

Former Truck Driver Receives $2.9 Million For Work Injury

                  After a long battle, a former truck driver has finally received the settlement he deserves. In…

Fort Worth Companies Sued For Age And Disability

Fort Worth Company ties have been issued to pay settlements to resolve lawsuit discrimination cases based on disability and age of workers. Central Freight Line…

Ohio Firefighter Receives $12.75M In Workers Compensation Settlement

Take it from the experienced Ohio injury attorneys at the Charles Boyk Law Offices: gruesome and life-changing accidents can happen at any time, in any…

Fines Handed Out in Cincinnati Casino Collapse

Six companies have been fined close to $108,000 after the Horseshoe Casino’s floor collapsed in Cincinnati, Ohio during a construction project. Investigators stated approximately 12…

Failure To Inspect Farm Tractor Leads To Fatality

We recently highlighted an accident in which an Ohio farm worker was found drowned in a lagoon when his tractor overturned with him trapped. This…

Exotic Dancer Dies After Fall

The Accident One week after falling at work, 22-year-old exotic dancer, Lauren Block, was confirmed dead at Cleveland’s MetroHealth Medical Center. While performing a routine…

Employer Violates Safety Requirements

There are laws put in place by the state legislatures and the state Industrial Commission that require employers to follow various rules that are related…

Employer Intentional Tort Claims All But Dead In Ohio

It is a sad time for workers in the state of Ohio, particularly blue-collar workers who labor in dangerous conditions and have the potential to…

CSX Worker Dies From Injuries

On October 28, three CSX workers were struck by a vehicle that drove around two sets of barricades on a CSX work site. The three…

Child Suffers Wrongful Death After Construction Accident

Our Toledo, Ohio child accident lawyers were sad to read about the death of a 12-year-old girl after a piece of equipment fell on her…

Self-Insured Employers And Workers’ Compensation

What if my self-insured employer doesn’t pay my workers’ compensation claim? If you are injured in an Ohio work injury accident, you will be dealing…

Columbus Native Hits Head While On The Job

While working under construction for a swimming pool at Denison University, a man from Columbus was injured on the job. LifeFlight took the worker to…

Complaint Filed After Worker Receives Electrical Shock On The Job

A complaint was recently filed with the Common Pleas Court of Wood County on behalf of a man that was injured on the job in…

The Emergency Medical Treatment And Labor Act (EMTLA)

EMTALA applies when someone goes to a hospital emergency room and is in an emergency medical condition and either asks for an exam or for…

BP Isn’t Protecting Their Workers

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said that BP has ignored worker safety in relation to the cleanup of the oil spill you may…

Thousands Of Teen Workers Injured Every Year

Workplace injuries do not happen to adults only. Teens also suffer injuries while working and in the workplace environment. New research shows that approximately 20,000…

Should I Hire A Worker’s Compensation Attorney?

Injuries occurring at work should not be taken lightly. Our Toledo, Ohio workers’ compensation attorneys understand that workers’ compensation claims are much different than the…

Untrained Hospital Staffs Can Lead To Accidents And Even Death

Untrained hospital staff results in wrongful death case – $15 Million. Theresa Oden, 45, of Mobile, Alabama walked into the Springhill Memorial Hospital on November…

Who Is Really At Fault For Your Lung Disease?

There are four former railroad workers who have recently filed a lawsuit against BNSF Railway. They are alleging that their lung cancer and/or lung disease…

Worker Dies In Heat Related Incident

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited that the U.S. Postal Service willfully violated their code because they failed to…

How “Injured Worker’s Guide: Ohio Construction Accidents” Is Organized

The law governing construction injury cases and/or the rights of injured Workers is “dynamic” and not easily described. The rules are not set out in…

Gibsonburg, Ohio Asbestos Poisoning And Mesothelioma Lawyers

Many have heard of asbestos poisoning, but not everyone knows exactly what it means, or that the actual poisoning takes place years before symptoms are…

Cool Seal USA Intentionally Ignores OSHA Violation, Injures Another Worker

Lawsuit claims that Perrysburg company is responsible for worker’s crushed arm A lawsuit was filed Monday and assigned to the Honorable Judge Kelsey in the…

$7.5 Million Settlement For Victim’s Family In Propane Explosion

The family of William Nichols recently settled a $7.5 million lawsuit regarding the death of the Blackstone electrician. Nichols, a Blackstone electrician, was working on…

$3 Million Settlement In Workers’ Compensation Case

A $3 million settlement was recently reached in a case where a construction worker who was working as a flagman directing traffic on the highway,…

Construction Worker Dies In Bridge Accident

A bridge inspector died on Wednesday after an accident underneath an overpass on Interstate 279. The worker, Tripat Mann, had been pinned between the basket…

Cause Of Construction Accidents

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a list of the top ten most frequently cited standards in 2012 that may result in construction accidents.…

Serious Injuries Can Be Prevented With Basic Measures

The best ways to prevent injury accidents from happening on an Ohio construction site are often the most basic. For example, having regular “Toolbox Talks”,…

Insurance Company Software

https://video.fosterwebmarketing.com/charlesboyk-law.com/httpdocs/evm/Umbrella_policy_h264_764x430.mp4 A little over 15 years ago, your insurance claim would have been evaluated by an insurance adjuster without the involvement of any software or…

Top 5 Preventable Workplace Incidents

The National Safety Council has released an infographic explaining the top 10 preventable accidents within a workplace. Our office wanted to share this list with…

Preventable Injuries In The Workplace

There are many accidents that occur at work that should be prevented by the employer. Below are some of the top incidents in the workplace…

Ladder Falls Are More Dangerous Than You Think

Ladders Ladders are one of the most commonly used pieces of equipment to elevate Workers to higher or lower levels. They are also one of…

Workplace Safety Violations Can Cause Serious Injuries

https://video.fosterwebmarketing.com/charlesboyk-law.com/httpdocs/evm/CEB_004_Boyk_EXT_5556_Master_h264_764x430.mp4   According to the Jere Beasley Report, U.S. regulators have fined British oil giant BP PLC $3 million, citing safety problems at its Toledo,…

Workplace Violations That Cause Injuries

https://video.fosterwebmarketing.com/charlesboyk-law.com/httpdocs/evm/Findlay__Ohio___Is_My_Employer_Responsible_For_My_Accident_If_I_Was_Working_While_It_Happened____YouTube2_h264_764x430.mp4   Is my employer responsible for my injury? If you are employed in a workplace that has any of the below equipment or building…

Workplace Retaliation For Injury

In the past decade, the number of workplace injuries reported has fallen 31%. Although initially, this sounds like an excellent improvement, a growing number of…

Working Safely In Hot Temperatures

With temperatures heating up during the summer months, individuals with jobs outside must know how to work safely and prevent heat stroke. Below are tips…

Worker Sustains Injuries In Ohio Electricution Accident

https://video.fosterwebmarketing.com/charlesboyk-law.com/httpdocs/evm/Polite_and_cooperative_when_being_pulled_over_h264_764x430.mp4   Amongst all the gruesome accident cases that the Charles Boyk Toledo injury attorneys handle, some of the most devastating are those that occur…

Work Injury Statistics

In 2011 there were 4,609 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States, which was down 81 from 2010. Per 100,000 full-time workers, there were…

Work Injury Settlements

If you are injured in a work accident, it is very important to contact a lawyer. There are several guidelines and stipulations associated with work…

What Is Workers’ Compensation?

https://video.fosterwebmarketing.com/charlesboyk-law.com/httpdocs/evm/collect_lostwages_perrysburg_h264_764x430.mp4 Workers’ compensation, also known as workers’ comp or workman’s comp, is a set of state laws designed to protect people that have been injured…

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical Malpractice usually describes any treatment, a lack of treatment, or any other deviation from accepted standards of medical care, health care, or safety on…

What Happens If I’m Hurt At Work?

https://video.fosterwebmarketing.com/charlesboyk-law.com/httpdocs/evm/CEB_004_Boyk_EXT_5556_Master_h264_764x430.mp4 Our Toledo, Ohio workers compensation lawyers understand that many people don’t think about what would happen if they were hurt on the job, let…

What Employers Need To Know About Workers Compensation Part One

Part One Do I really need to have a workers’ compensation policy? Yes, if you have any employees you have to have an active workers’…

Wearing Protective Clothing In The Work Place

  https://video.fosterwebmarketing.com/charlesboyk-law.com/httpdocs/evm/workinjury_tips_findlay_h264_764x430.mp4 Flame retardant clothing is an important part of working with fire both at home and in the workplace. Employees that are exposed to…

Safety Lapses Contributed To Worker’s Death In Virginia

The death of a Norfolk, VA sanitation worker was caused by safety lapses and equipment failures. 51-year-old Jerry Holton, was crushed inside a recycling truck…

Ohio Worker Injury By Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

  Are you an Ohio worker suffering from carpel tunnel syndrome? Our Ohio workers’ compensation lawyers handle cases involving work injuries on a regular basis.…

National Safety Month: Preventing Workplace Injuries

It is National Safety Month and the National Safety Council (NSC) has shared a list of a common hazards to avoid to help prevent slips, trips…

Medical Malpractice Causes Wrongful Death

My Family Member’s Death Was Caused By Medical Malpractice Losing a loved one is extremely difficult, especially when it is unexpected. Some cases of medical…

Iron Worker Crushes Leg

An iron worker has filed a lawsuit against Bechtel Power Corporation. The lawsuit states that Daron Nowark was working on completing a construction project when…

Hurt At Work Part

Our Toledo, Ohio workers compensation lawyers want people to remember that although temporary total disability does not completely replace a worker’s lost income, workers’ compensation…

Fall From A Roof? We’ve Got You Covered

Construction workers spend their days on sites with dangerous tools, heavy equipment, and in hazardous conditions. Oftentimes working alongside busy roads or at great heights,…

Benefits That Are Available To Injured Workers

Benefits That Are Available To Injured Workers | Toledo, Ohio workers compensation attorney Temporary Total Disability: This type helps replace wages lost for those unable…

3 Preventable Workplace Injuries

There are several workplace injuries that can be easily preventable if employers take the proper safety measures. Below we have listed some of the top…

10 Common Safety Violations In The Workplace

Every year millions of Americans are seriously hurt while on the job. Although workplace injuries and illness numbers are down, many companies continue to incur…

Workers’ Compensation In Ohio: Types Of Employers

In Ohio workers’ compensation claims, there are two different types of employers that exist: State fund employers Self-insured employers If a worker is injured on…

When To Call Attorney After Construction Accident

Construction workers handle dangerous tools in hazardous environments on a daily basis. The equipment that is worked with, in addition to the conditions (along busy…

Top Ten Safety Tips For Construction Workers

Since construction season is now in full swing, we felt it no better time to share the top ten safety tips for construction workers! A…

State Fund Employer And Workers’ Compensation

When a worker is injured on the job, one of the first questions to as is what type of employer they have. Ohio workers’ compensation…

Ohio Workers’ Compensation System Changes

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will be changing the payment model according to LimaOhio.com and the bureau Administrator and CEO Steve Buehrer. Change in…

Ohio Workers’ Compensation Attorneys And VSSR Claims

Our Ohio Workers Compensation clients often ask us: what is a VSSR and how does it tie in with my Ohio Workers’ Compensation claim?  These…

Ohio Workers’ Compensation “Independent” Medical Exams Anything But Independent

It is commonplace during the course of an Ohio Workers’ Compensation claim to have the employer request that the employee submit to an Independent Medical…

Construction Accident Injury

Construction accidents can be very serious and cause long-term disabilities for those involved in them. From the possible loss of a limb to fractured and…

Legal Options For Injured Workers In Ohio

There are a number of different benefits that are available to injured workers, depending on the injury that they have sustained. The type of disability…

Injured In Work Accident: Toledo, Ohio

Work injuries can result in a major disruption to one’s life. When involved in a work accident, an individual often suffers an injury that not…

Family Of Construction Worker Files Lawsuit

Our office covers construction accidents and injuries in our blog. Construction sites have many safety regulations and processes that must be met in order to…

Equipment Failure Leads To Worker’s Wrongful Death

Workplace hazards have the potential to cause serious injury or death to workers. The law firm of Beasley Allen recently highlighted a case that they…

Construction Work On Toledo Roads

This past winter has left the Toledo area roads a mess – potholes in various places and other brutal side effects of the elements. It…

Construction In Toledo: Driving Tips

There are several construction zones throughout Toledo right now. From Secor Road to Collingwood Boulevard, drivers can expect delays and some detours during their daily…

Construction Accident Deaths

The leading cause for construction accident deaths is a fall. In 2010 alone there were over 264 fall related fatalities out of the total 774…

Compensation From Wrongful Death Lawsuit

What types of compensation do I receive in a wrongful death lawsuit? If you lose a family member in a wrongful death incident, there are…

Agricultural Workplaces Have Highest Rate Of Death

The JereBeasley Report contained an article, Tractor Manufacturers Must Install Needed Safety Devices, that our office felt we should share. Tractors lead to several injuries…

3 Things To Do After A Work Injury Accident

Work injuries are often very serious and cause a major disruption to one’s life. It not only affects their own livelihood, but also plays a…

Ohio Worker Dies From Toxic Chemicals From Pig Manure

A farm worker’s death in late October of last year was found to be caused by toxic chemicals from manure. Now, the farm that employed…

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