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Violations of Specific Safety Requirements (VSSR)

Employer accountability in providing a safe workplace in Cincinnati

You expect your employer to maintain a safe work environment — the law demands the same. If you have been injured because your employer failed to provide you with safe working conditions, you may be eligible for Violations of Specific Safety Requirements (VSSR) payments in addition to basic workers compensation benefits.

The Cincinnati workers compensation attorneys at the law firm of Weisser & Wolf possess more than 70 years’ combined experience advocating for the rights of injured workers. Our team of knowledgeable counsel includes two Ohio Bar Association certified specialists in workers compensation. During our initial assessment of your case, we determine your eligibility for VSSR.

Safety violations investigation

The Ohio Revised Code (ORC) requires every employer to adhere to all safety rules designed to protect workers from jobsite hazards. Some employers take safety shortcuts to increase productivity and maximize profits. Other dangerous circumstances are caused by careless oversights. Whatever the reason for the VSSR, you are entitled to additional compensation if:

  • Your employer failed to provide safe and appropriate tools for the job requirements
  • You were put in dangerous situations without proper safety instructions
  • Equipment you were asked to use was damaged or defective
  • Your employer removed safety protections and guards from equipment
  • You were exposed to hazardous materials without safety equipment
  • You were not properly trained to handle dangerous materials or equipment

Holding corporations accountable for intentional workplace safety violations

To initiate the process, you must file an Additional Award for Violation of Specific Safety Requirement in a Workers’ Compensation Claim form within two years of injury or diagnosis of your illness, or from the date of death if applying as a family member who has lost a love one because of VSSR. We guide you through this complex bureaucratic procedure to ensure you receive just compensation from a careless or negligent employer.

Contact a Cincinnati workers compensation law firm to pursue VSSR payments from negligent employers

The Cincinnati law firm of Weisser & Wolf represents clients throughout northern Kentucky and Ohio, including Hamilton, Butler, Clermont and Warren counties.

Call Weisser & Wolf at 513-721-3236 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

Our Offices
  • Cincinnati Office
    600 Vine Street, Suite 1920
    The Center at 600 Vine
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
    Phone: 513-721-3236
    Fax: 513-721-2733
  • Milford Office
    1019 Main St.
    Milford, Ohio 45150
    Phone: 513-721-3236
    Fax: 513-721-2733
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