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Construction industry tackles mental illness to keep workers safe

Over the years, there has been a stronger focus on mental health in Ohio and the rest of the United States. Many workers who battle with anxiety, depression, ADHD and other forms of mental illnesses have stepped forward to voice their experiences and raise awareness. Employers have also increasingly become involved to provide assistance to employers.

Can you sue your employer instead of filing for workers' comp?

Ohio workers' compensation law limits the amount and type of damages you may receive if you sustain an on-the-job injury. In a typical workers' comp case, you might receive compensation to cover your medical expenses, rehabilitation costs and a portion of your lost wages but not for much else. Because workers' comp law limits the benefits you may recover for a single injury, you may wonder if you can file a personal injury lawsuit against your employer instead. Unfortunately, the answer is, not likely.

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