Going To and From Your Place of Employment

by Kara Dolan-West | Apr 30, 2014 | Workers' Compensation

Even though most forms of employment require the employee to commute from their home to the location of the employment, workers’ are not always protected against all the perils of that journey by the workers’ compensation...read more >>

Death of the Claimant

by Kara Dolan-West | Apr 28, 2014 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

The right of an injured employee to receive benefits is separate from any right of his or her dependents to receive benefits upon the employee’s death. The injured employee’s right to benefits arises at the time...read more >>

Ohio printing company cited by OSHA for safety violations

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Apr 25, 2014 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Many residents of the state of Ohio must work to get by financially. While it is possible that any of those workers could be injured in the course of performing a task tied to their job,...read more >>

What if My Employer is Self-Insured?

by Kara Dolan-West | Apr 24, 2014 | General Information

Some employers are self-insured, thus they do not participate in, or pay into, the state insurance fund that supports workers’ compensation claims. Instead, self-insurers pay compensation and medical benefits directly to the injured worker. The self-insured...read more >>

How is Social Security Different from Workers’ Compensation?

by Kara Dolan-West | Apr 22, 2014 | General Information

Social Security Disability provides compensation to people incapable of working, if they meet certain requirements. In opposition, workers’ compensation involves a work-related injury that renders the injured employee disabled in some way. The requirements for each...read more >>

Was she working or on an errand? Ohio Supreme Court to decide

by Kara Dolan-West | Apr 17, 2014 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Many employers in Ohio provide workers’ compensation benefits to their employees. While workers’ compensation is governed by Ohio law, many workers and often employers, and even lawmakers, may find the terms and limitations of benefits to...read more >>

What is a fast track settlement? Now that the fast track program is no longer available, how can I settle my claim?

by Kara Dolan-West | Apr 16, 2014 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

, a C240 Settlement Agreement and Application for Approval of Settlement Agreement form must be filed with the Ohio BWC. The parties to the claim – the injured worker, employer, and the BWC – must agree...read more >>

What is VSSR?

by Kara Dolan-West | Apr 11, 2014 | VSSR Benefits

VSSR stands for “violation of a specific safety requirement.” In order to be entitled to receive a VSSR award, a claimant must establish that his of her injury resulted from the employer’s failure to comply with...read more >>

Tina Fey’s broker accepts fault for workers’ compensation error

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Apr 10, 2014 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Ohio residents may have heard that actress Tina Fey, well known for her roles in “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock,” has received a lot of criticism in the press recently. She made headlines for allegedly...read more >>

Workers’ Compensation Generally | The Bainbridge Firm, LLC

by Kara Dolan-West | Apr 09, 2014 | General Information

The Workers’ Compensation system reflects a growing public sentiment that employees should receive compensation for work-related injuries and that compensation should be regarded as a charge upon the business in which the employee worked. Workers’ compensation...read more >>