Ohio Employers May Receive $1 Billion in Refunds From Workers’ Compensation Fund

by Kara Dolan-West | Aug 29, 2014 | In the News

COLUMBUS — Ohio employers are likely to receive $1 billion in refunds on their workers’ compensation premiums — the state’s second rebate since the 1990s. The $1 billion in refunds would follow an identical amount the...read more >>

What About My Medical Bills?

by Kara Dolan-West | Aug 27, 2014 | Medical Care Benefits

Revised Code § 4123.54 provides that every employee who is injured or who contracts an occupational disease is entitled to receive such medical, nursing, and hospital services as are authorized under Chapter 4123 of the Revised...read more >>

A brief overview of trenching safety at construction sites

by Andrew Bainbridge | Aug 27, 2014 | Workers' Compensation

Construction is a dangerous profession. It’s a statement most people would not argue against. But despite the fact that there are state and federal regulations to keep these dangers in check, accidents can still occur. Most...read more >>

Am I Covered by the Ohio Workers’ Compensation Fund if I am an Apprentice?

by Kara Dolan-West | Aug 25, 2014 | General Information

The General Assembly enacted legislation in 1961 in order to extend workers’ compensation coverage to apprentices engaged in formal training programs. The coverage was extended beyond apprentices in 1975 to cover persons engaged in pre-apprenticeship training...read more >>

Am I Eligible for Benefits If I Was Performing A Public Service?

by Kara Dolan-West | Aug 22, 2014 | Workers' Compensation

The Ohio Revised Code extends workers’ compensation coverage to persons requested or ordered to perform public service in an emergency. The section does not include persons who are volunteers, and application of the code is expressly...read more >>

Under What Circumstances May A Non-Citizen be Eligible for SSI?

by Kara Dolan-West | Aug 20, 2014 | Eligibility

A non-citizen (also called an “alien” for immigration purposes) may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) if he or she meets the requirements of the laws for non-citizens that went into effect on August 22,...read more >>

Can I Receive Benefits If I Am an Alien?

by Kara Dolan-West | Aug 18, 2014 | Workers' Compensation

The definition of “employee” under R.C § 4123.01 (A)(1)(b) expressly includes aliens, so no colorable distinction between workers exists on the basis of alienage or citizenship. Even when an alien is subject to deportation, he or...read more >>

Injuries at holiday parties may not be covered by workers’ comp

by Andrew Bainbridge | Aug 18, 2014 | Workers' Compensation

As many of our Ohio readers already know, an employee who suffers a work-related injury while on the job is entitled to benefits through workers’ compensation. These benefits can help cover the medical costs associated with...read more >>

Non-complying Employers: Do I Still Get Compensated for My Injury?

by Kara Dolan-West | Aug 14, 2014 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

An employee who works for a non-complying employer may still seek workers’ compensation benefits from the Surplus Fund. The fact that a non-complying employer fails to pay into the Workers’ Compensation Fund is not justification to...read more >>

Survey shows changes needed to workers’ comp system

by Andrew Bainbridge | Aug 12, 2014 | Workers' Compensation

Anyone who has suffered a work-related injury knows that workers’ compensation benefits are incredibly helpful because they provide financial security for those who may need to miss a significant amount of time from their job due...read more >>