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Injured workers don't need to go at it alone

The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation is the agency responsible for providing medical and wage replacement benefits to individuals who experience work-related injuries, disease or death. In the state of Ohio, workers have the right to make a claim for benefits if they experience a health concern because of their employment at a company. When your health and income are concerns, every attempt should be made to seek the benefits to which you are entitled and which you deserve.

What do I do when I am injured on the job?

If you are injured on the job, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention, especially if your injury is severe. Second, your supervisor should be notified about your injury and the way in which it occurred. Next, you should complete the appropriate claim forms to participate in the workers' compensation system.

Ohio makes changes to its workers' comp billing system

As you may have already heard from news sources like the Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation recently made changes to its billing system for workers' compensation coverage. The change will affect any private or public employers who are currently receiving workers' compensation coverage through the state and will become effective on July 1, 2015 and January 1, 2016 respectively.

Ohio BWC Board Backs New First Fill Rule

A new rule approved recently by the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) Board of Directors allows BWC to provide care to injured workers more quickly following an injury. The first fill rule will ensure that injured workers receive necessary medications while the future of their claims is being determined.

Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (OBWC or BWC) provides workers' compensation insurance coverage for employers and employees in the State of Ohio through a $22 billion fund. Based on assets under management, OBWC is the largest exclusive state-operated and second largest overall provider of workers' compensation insurance in the United States.

Workers' comp tightens pain-pill rules

The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation said it has stepped up monitoring of the millions of doses of pain pills prescribed to injured workers every year as the agency tries to control costs and fight rampant prescription-drug abuse.

My work injury was my fault. Can I still apply for workers' compensation benefits?

You may file a workers' compensation claim, even if the injury was your fault. The Ohio Workers' Compensation system is a "no-fault" system, which means that benefits are not determined by looking at who was at fault for the injury. Workers' compensation in Ohio eliminates negligence and fault as bases of loss allocation, and then distributes the cost of injuries among those parties who are best equipped to absorb them. This means that questions of fault, blame, wrongdoing, wrongful acts or omissions, or neglect are theoretically irrevelant under Ohio's workers' compensation system. What must be shown is that the workers' employment had the requisite causal connection with the injury.

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