Cincinnati, Ohio is an attractive place to live and work for many people. Located along the scenic Ohio River, the city’s bustling and historic Over-the-Rhine district is one of the largest historic districts on the National Register of Historic Places. Sports fans flock to the city for the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament and the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade, and music lovers take part in the city’s Ohio Valley Jazz Festival and the MidPoint Music Festival. With so many things to do, Cincinnati’s downtown has burgeoned into a place for the young and old, singles and families alike to live, work, and play.
Many people come to Cincinnati for the abundance of career opportunities that exist here. Some of the major industries in this city include education, financial services, and insurance. But a list of the top 100 places to work in Greater Cincinnati compiled by Enquirer Media shows that the city has employment opportunities in a variety of sectors, from engineering to retail to health care. Whatever you’re looking for in a job, Cincinnati can be a great place to make a living.
Enquirer Media surveyed employees at a number of Cincinnati-area workplaces, and compiled the data into a list of the top large, mid-size, and small companies to work for. Here are a few of the Cincinnati workplaces that rose to the top of the list:
Ohio National Financial Services: ranked the top large company in the city, Ohio National Financial Services’ employees find their workplace to be friendly and flexible, and the company’s facilities include a fitness center and cafe.
Burke Inc.: the top mid-size company in Cincinnati conducts market research in the heart of downtown, and its B-Cause program helps support worthy causes in the community.
Systems Evolution: a technology consulting firm, Systems Evolution takes the top spot for small companies in Cincinnati. Their close-knit community helps employees feel valued and committed.
We all hope to work in a place that supports us. Whether your goal is financial security, work-life balance, or the ability to pursue your passions, the places we work are often a crucial part of achieving our goals. Feeling supported and safe at work is a large component of our overall wellbeing.
Workplace Injuries in Cincinnati
Making a living in Cincinnati is important for those of us who call this city home. Whether you work in an office, in the great outdoors, or somewhere in between, you deserve to do so in a safe environment. That means that employers should follow proper safety procedures, and that you should know your rights in the case of a workplace accident.
Ohio employers are required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance on their employees, whether they are part-time or full-time. This ensures that no matter where you work, you will be able to receive help if you suffer from work-related injuries and illnesses. Even so, the workers’ compensation claim process can be confusing and difficult to navigate.
The Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) for Ohio found that there were 122,600 workplace injuries and illnesses in the state in 2013–that’s approximately 3 non fatal workplace injuries or illnesses for every 100 full time equivalent workers.
Some of the industries with the most injuries per 100 workers included health care and social assistance; agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting; manufacturing; transportation and warehousing; and wholesale trade.
Almost half of the work-related injuries that occurred in Ohio in 2013 required time away from work or resulted in a job restriction or transfer due to the employee’s inability to do his or her normal tasks. That means that those employees were faced with not only medical bills for their injury or illness, but they also could have suffered from lost wages due to time away from work.
Filing Workers’ Compensation Claims in Ohio
No matter where you work, it’s important for you to understand your rights as an employee and to seek help when you are injured or become ill on the job. Many people are intimidated by the thought of filing a workers’ compensation claim. Besides the complexity of the process itself, you may feel that you don’t want to draw attention to yourself or your injury, or you may be afraid of retaliation from your employer if you do so.
Workers’ compensation laws have been put in effect for a reason, and you deserve to receive the support you need to recover from an injury that occurred at work. That’s why many injured persons decide to work with an attorney on their workers’ compensation claim. Having a knowledgeable attorney on your side throughout the claims process can help ensure that you receive the best possible outcome.
If you are injured on the job, try to report the injury to your employer as soon as possible. Your employer should provide you with the forms required to file for workers’ compensation or allow you to go to a medical facility where those forms can be completed. Next, seek medical attention. Whether you’ve been in a serious accident, slipped and fallen, or are suffering from chronic pain due to repetitive motion, it’s important for a physician to assess your injury as soon as possible. Workplace injuries and illnesses can take a variety of forms, so make sure you report any injury or illness as soon as possible.
Workers’ compensation claims must be filed within two years of the injury, but it’s best for you to file as soon as possible. The longer you wait to file your claim or seek medical attention, the more reason your employer or the Bureau of Workers Compensation may have to refuse your claim.
Don’t let the claim process weigh you down; your number one priority should be recovering from your injury or illness. If you’ve been injured on the job, call the attorneys at The Harris Firm. We have extensive experience with workers’ compensation and personal injury claims, and we’re ready to help you through the process so you can focus on getting well. Call us today at 513-924-4135 to get your free consultation. We’ll work with you to expedite the claims process and help you get back to living your life.