District Hearing Officers

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 31, 2014 | Hearing Process

The District Hearing Officer (DHO) is classified as a state civil servant. DHOs are full-time employees of the Industrial Commission and all must be admitted to practice law in Ohio. The District Hearing Officer holds hearings...read more >>

Amputation or Loss of Use Award

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 28, 2014 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

R.C. 4123.57(B) provides for payment of the amputation or loss of use award which compensates injured workers for the loss, or loss of use, of a body part. R.C. 4123.57(B) lists the number of weeks of...read more >>

Poultry plant workers subject to carpal tunnel syndrome

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Mar 27, 2014 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

Government agencies are working together to improve safety conditions at poultry plants in Ohio and across the country. While a recent study found that line speed does not significantly contribute to an increase in worker injuries...read more >>

Workers’ families awarded $3.5 million after chemical accident

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Mar 20, 2014 | Workers' Compensation

Employers in Ohio and across the nation are required to provide employees with safe work environments, and this often requires proper safety training and gear in hazardous work environments. When employers fail to respect this very...read more >>

Ohio bureau to hold work injuries congress

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

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will be holding its annual conference later this month. The bureau handles workers’ compensation claims in the state along with the Ohio Industrial Commission. The organization intends to welcome various...read more >>

Can I settle a claim if I am incarcerated?

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 12, 2014 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Injured workers with dates of injury on or after August 22, 1986, cannot receive workers’ compensation benefits while incarcerated. Therefore, BWC will not settle a claim if you are incarcerated or if BWC learns you will...read more >>

Ohio man killed, another injured in workplace accident

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Mar 06, 2014 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

Working in dangerous environments such as near electrical equipment, or at elevated heights, can increase one’s chances of being involved in a serious workplace accident. Those who earn a living in and around dangerous job sites...read more >>