Toledo VSSR Claims

A VSSR claim is a violation of specific safety requirement. This claim is filed under Ohio workers’ compensation law, and further penalizes the employer who is responsible for failing to meet specific safety requirements.

The Ohio Revised Code 4101.12 states that it is the responsibility of every employer in Ohio to provide a safe workplace and adhere to all safety rules. If your work injury is the result of the employer’s violation of a specific safety requirement, you can pursue an additional award. The additional award ranges from 15% to 50% of the maximum allowable weekly compensation rate. The safety requirement must be shown as specific and applicable, and that the employer was not in compliance when your accident occurred.

In order to pursue a VSSR, several things are done. A workers’ compensation lawyer in Toledo will help you to do the below things as you pursue additional compensation for your work injury.

Pursuing a VSSR Claim

  1. At your initial meeting with your lawyer, they will obtain all necessary information and the names of witnesses.
  2. Your lawyer and their team will try to obtain statements from all of the witnesses.
  3. Your lawyer will work with you to file an OSHA investigation, which is a report filed that will lead to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will do an independent investigation.

After the VSSR claim is filed, the Industrial Commission for the state of Ohio has field investigators that will look into the claim and gather all of the information. It is at this time that you and your attorney will work together to try to win the VSSR claim and obtain an additional compensation for the violation of serious safety requirements.

If you have been injured at work and your employer failed to comply with a safety requirement, causing your accident to occur, call our lawyers today. We can help you through the legal process and ensure that you receive the full amount of compensation you deserve, including the additional award from a VSSR claim.

Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC