Have you suffered an injury at work involving a third party? For example, were you injured while driving for the employer and endured an accident involving another person or company? Were you working for your employer, but suffered an injury on another person or company’s property? The Bainbridge Firm may be able to answer your questions and concerns.
In some situations an employer may argue that they are not responsible for covering your work related injury due to your employment relationship. If your employer tells you that you are not covered because of your status as an independent contractor and you do not believe that you are an independent contractor you should always consult with an attorney prior to giving up your rights.
If the Social Security Administration determines that you are disabled and eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, your spouse and children may be eligible for benefits as well. Benefits paid to a disabled person’s family members are called auxiliary benefits, and eligibility for these benefits depends on several factors.
The OAC requires the scheduling of hearings before a district hearing officer from the Industrial Commission service office in the city nearest the claimant’s residence, or for out-of-state claimants, from the service office nearest the claimant’s home if the service office is within one hundred and fifty miles thereof, or in Columbus for those claimants who live more than one hundred and fifty miles from an Industrial Commission service office, unless otherwise directed.
You may be surprised to know that Ohio’s workers’ compensation system is considered “no-fault.” This simply means that even if an injured worker is at fault for their injury they still are permitted to file a workers’ compensation claim.
Many individual in Ohio are subjected to working in extremely stressful and dangerous work environments. Understandably so, many workers in Ohio will develop psychological conditions as a direct result of the stressors associated with their job.
Congress passed the Appeals Modernization Act (AMA) in 2017, in an effort to modernize the claim and appeals process, improve notification of VA decisions, speed up the processing of claims, and decrease the number of backlogged appeals. A pilot program for the new claims process was implemented after Congress passed the AMA and allowed veterans to opt into the new claims process before it went into effect on February 19, 2019.
The unfortunate tragedy of losing a loved one to a workplace accident can be devastating. The Ohio Revised Code requires that in the case of injury or occupational disease, causing the death of an employee, benefits shall be paid to the surviving spouse and children of the deceased.
Commutes to or from work can often be dangerous. The perils of modern travel are ever present and always pose a risk to all individuals in Ohio traveling to or from work. Many individuals hurt during that journey to or from work probably wonder if they are entitled to workers compensation benefits. Often times the answer to that question is no.