Anyone who has applied for workers' compensation or Social Security benefits knows how frustrating it can be to navigate the government's red tape. Benefits are designed to provide the financial support individuals need; however, the process seems so challenging that it discourages some people from applying.
The Bureau of Workers' Compensation was set up to assist injured employees in their time of need by providing necessary funding to help them through the period during which they cannot work. When a person makes fraudulent claims for workers' compensation benefits, it actually takes funding away from those who need it.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the possible wrongful death of a 24-year-old man who was killed while feeding a black bear at an exotic animal farm. On August 19, Brent Kandra was mauled by the bear at a compound owned by Sam Mazzola and known as Wildlife Adventures of Ohio. He was transported by helicopter to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland but was later pronounced dead.