Dayton police officer involved in I-75 construction zone crash

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Feb 28, 2014 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

Ohio residents ranging from maintenance workers to police officers can find themselves in outdoor workplace environments, often near dangerous, busy roads. This is especially commonplace when construction is going on in an area. Those with such...read more >>

Ohio Bell sued for mistreatment of injured workers

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Feb 21, 2014 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

The Ohio Bell Telephone Company, doing business as AT&T, is the defendant to a lawsuit filed recently by the U.S. Department of Labor in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. The suit alleges...read more >>

Ohio worker hospitalized after explosion at production plant

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Feb 13, 2014 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

A worker was hospitalized after an explosion and accompanying fire broke out at a plant in Defiance, Ohio, late last month. According to the food-product company, the workers’ injuries were not life-threatening. It is not clear whether...read more >>

Managed Care Organization decisions

by Kara Dolan-West | Feb 13, 2014 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Managed Care Organizations, also known as MCOs, are required to look at three factors when determining whether or not medical suppliers and services should be covered. Payment of medical supplies and services are made only when...read more >>

What is the difference between the BWC and MCOs?

by Kara Dolan-West | Feb 11, 2014 | General Information

The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is a state government agency that is responsible for Ohio’s workers’ compensation system. The BWC makes decisions regarding claim allowances and benefit payments. In opposition, Managed Care Organizations are private companies...read more >>

If my injury is my employer’s fault, can I sue my employer?

by Kara Dolan-West | Feb 08, 2014 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

Generally, you cannot sue your employer, even if the employer was at fault for your injuries. Ohio law provides employers with immunity from lawsuits by their employees, if the employers are participating in the Bureau of...read more >>

Working Wage Loss Benefits and Non-Working Wage Loss Benefits

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Feb 07, 2014 | Working Wage Loss Benefits

The Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Administrative Code define two different types of wage loss benefits than an injured worker may be able to receive: First, you may be able to receive what is known as...read more >>

Ohio workers’ compensation agency to crack down on pain-pill use

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Feb 06, 2014 | General Information

Medications that relieve pain can be important to an injured worker’s recovery, but that relief can sometimes lead to abuse of the prescribed drugs. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is trying to make sure that the drugs...read more >>