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What is an Employer Violation of Specific Safety Requirement?

Workers' compensation benefits are an important protection for injured workers to thoroughly understand and be familiar with. Additionally, protections may be available for injured workers through a Violation of Specific Safety Requirement (VSSR) benefit.

Violations of Specific safety Requirement benefit refer to circumstances when and employer failed to comply with a specific safety requirement. Workers who have been injured or otherwise harmed, and in circumstances of fatal accidents, may be able to file for a Violation of Specific Safety Requirement benefit in those circumstances. Both injured workers and dependents of injured workers in circumstances of a fatal workplace accident may be able to apply for the benefit.

Once a claim for a Violation of Specific Safety Requirement has been filed, the Industrial Commission of Ohio (IC) handles the claim. The claim is heard before an IC hearing officer to determine if an award of the benefit should be made. In circumstances when the employer is found to have violated a specific safety requirement, the hearing officer can assess a penalty. The penalty can range from 15 to 50 percent of the workers' compensation award that has been established by law. The percentage award, in addition to the workers' compensation benefit, goes to the injured worker or their dependents.

Workers' compensation benefits are valuable benefits that can help injured workers with their medical expenses and lost earnings following a workplace accident. They can also help surviving family members following a fatal workplace accident. Because of how serious workplace injuries can be, it is important for injured workers and their families to understand additional benefits that may be available to them through a VSSR claim.

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