Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Information for 2021

by Casaundra Johnson | Nov 06, 2020 | Social Security and Disability Compensation

On October 13, 2020, Social Security announced that there will be a 1.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2021. According to the Social Security Administration, approximately 70 million Americans receiving Social Security and Supplemental Security Income...read more >>

What’s the difference between a state-funded employer and a self-insured employer?

by Jacob Brandt | Oct 19, 2020 | General Information

The legislature for the State of Ohio has determined that in order to conduct business in this state, employers must provide benefits to their injured employees. Essentially, employers must provide insurance to their employees for injuries...read more >>

What can I expect in a hearing before the Ohio Industrial Commission (BWC)?

by Kara Dolan-West | Oct 09, 2020 | Hearing Process

When an injured worker suffers an injury at work, navigating the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation system can be stressful and challenging. Depending on the types of issues occurring within an individual claim, many matters may end...read more >>

Understanding how your workers’ compensation benefits may affect your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.

by Casaundra Johnson | Oct 09, 2020 | Social Security and Disability Compensation

Many injured workers have questions about how their workers’ compensation claim will affect their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. While workers’ compensation benefits will usually reduce Social Security benefits to some degree, the actual impact...read more >>

As an unpaid intern or apprentice, am I covered by Ohio Workers’ Compensation?

by Kara Dolan-West | Sep 22, 2020 | Workers' Compensation

As an unpaid intern or apprentice, you may still be entitled to workers’ compensation coverage if you are injured on the job. Ohio’s General Assembly extended workers’ compensation coverage to apprentices engaged in formal training programs...read more >>

What is a Permanent Partial award for Injured Workers in Ohio?

by Lauren Osgood | Sep 22, 2020 | Permanent Partial Disability Compensation

A permanent partial award is a form of compensation that an injured worker is entitled to as a result of their injury. This award is designed to compensate injured workers who have ongoing pain and issues...read more >>

Workers’ Comp Quick Start Guide

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Sep 01, 2020 | General Information

Understanding Workers’ Compensation Claims and What You Need to Do to Pursue Your Claim: After getting hurt on the job, injured workers often wonder what they need to do to file a workers’ compensation claim and...read more >>

10 Most Common Mistakes an Injured Worker makes when Filing for Workers’ Compensation

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Aug 28, 2020 | General Information

Filing a workers’ compensation claim is not a process that most people are familiar with. After all, getting injured on the job is not a circumstance most employees would like to dwell on. Unfortunately, rates of...read more >>

The Bainbridge Firm’s local Springfield office in Clark County

by Casaundra Johnson | Jul 26, 2020 | Social Security and Disability Compensation

  Since opening an office in Springfield, Ohio in the fall of 2018, The Bainbridge Firm has had the pleasure of actively serving the Springfield and surrounding areas by providing legal services related to workers’ compensation,...read more >>

Workers Compensation: Ohio’s Most Dangerous Jobs

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Jul 14, 2020 | General Information

In the state of Ohio, an employer with even just one employee must carry workers compensation insurance. This insurance provides cash assistance to employees who were injured on the job or while on the job outside of a work setting, but in a work context....read more >>