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Ohio dancer suffers head trauma after balcony fall at work

Every workplace environment involves it's own fair share of risk of injury. The type and probability of risk likely changes from industry to industry. And sometimes workplace accidents occur where they are least expected.

An exotic dancer in Ohio is listed in critical condition after she fell at work. The fall was no laughing matter as she tumbled 15 feet from a balcony on the second floor level and landed on her head. The woman works at a gentlemen's club in the Cleveland area.

Reports indicate that the employee suffered a major head trauma from the fall. The woman was immediately taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Other patrons witnessed the accident and said that something out of the ordinary may have led to the fall. The dancer apparently lost her balance while performing and accidentally slipped over the railing of the balcony.

In Ohio, when an employee suffers from a workplace injury, the injury is usually covered by the state's Workers' Compensation system. Compensation can help cover the cost of medical bills and this employee will likely have mounting medical bills due to the seriousness of her injury. Compensation can also help pay for time away from work if the injury is debilitating.

Initially, stories surfaced that the dancer was pushed from the balcony but this version of the facts was later discarded after law enforcement authorities reviewed the scene. They determined that the employee's fall was accidental. If a patron had thrown the employee, her injuries would have been the result of a wrongful act of a third-party. She would potentially have a claim against the person for her injuries, in addition to her workers' compensation claim. These third-party claims appear more like personal injury claims on the surface.

Source: The Inquisitor, "Ohio Stripper In Critical Condition After Lap Dance Fall," January 3, 2013

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