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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
It is possible to receive disability benefits from both the Social Security Administration (Social Security) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). However, receiving disability benefits under one program does not necessarily mean it will make it easier to get benefits under the other program.read more
The Disabled Workers’ Relief Fund (“DWRF”) is a special fund that will supplement permanent total disability benefits that fall below the cost of living.read more
What Can I Do if the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and the Industrial Commission Have Denied My Claim?
Ohio Revised Code Section 4123.512 provides that an injured worker, denied benefits from both the BWC and IC, has the right to file into common pleas court to establish their right to participate in the workers compensation fund.read more
Regardless of what the injury is, you are entitled to be compensated for the residual pain and problems you have as a result of your injury.read more
While most people know that their medical records are important for their Social Security disability claim, many people do not understand that medical evidence is often considered the most important type of evidence in their case.read more
If you are underage, but working, you are still covered by Ohio workers’ compensation. Revised Code 4123.01(A)(1)(b) indicates that minor workers receive the full protection of the workers’ compensation laws in Ohio and are considered an “employee” regardless of age....read more
What Do I Do If My Employer Tries to Charge Me Personal Time or Vacation Time for Missing an Employer Request Exam?
We have experienced disgruntled clients calling with concern that the Employer of Record required he or she to use personal or vacation time to attend an examination requested by the Employer…read more