Out-of-state case shows how PTSD can be a work-related condition

by Andrew Bainbridge | Sep 30, 2014 | Workers' Compensation

In the weeks following the accident, you find yourself distracted, unable to perform your job because of the recurrent recollection of the traumatic experience. You contemplate filing for workers’ compensation but you aren’t sure if your...read more >>

What Happens After I File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

by Kara Dolan-West | Sep 29, 2014 | General Information

Once you have reported an injury BWC assigns a claim number. This is a tracking number. The injured worker, employer and treating physician receive a letter notifying them of that number. BWC gathers the facts and makes an...read more >>

Oil Well Fire Injures 1 in Morrow County

by Andrew Bainbridge | Sep 29, 2014 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

A truck fire at an oil well off State Route 61, south of Mt. Gilead, injured the truck driver and completely destroyed the vehicle on Friday, September 26, 2014. The tank of the truck was reported...read more >>

If I live out of state, where will my hearing be held?

by Kara Dolan-West | Sep 26, 2014 | General Information

Pursuant to Ohio administrative Code 4121-3-09(C)(8), hearings for injured workers who reside outside of the state of Ohio and are located more than one hundred miles from an Industrial Commission of Ohio (IC) service office will be...read more >>

Must the BWC Comply with Due Process Requirements?

by Kara Dolan-West | Sep 24, 2014 | Hearing Process

Yes, due process must be provided when the legal rights of the injured worker or employer are affected. All parties must be given timely and appropriate notice of the decision and provided an opportunity to raise...read more >>

Black Lung claims could get help from new legislation measure

by Andrew Bainbridge | Sep 22, 2014 | Workers' Compensation

In our society, people work to make money so that they can support themselves and their families. But if the job is particularly dangerous or comes with the risk of developing an occupational disease, an unfortunate...read more >>

What is a BWC Order?

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

A BWC Order is the written notification to all parties of the claim of the decision the Customer Service Specialist (CSS) has made from the evidence that has been gathered during the investigation of a claim. ORC...read more >>

Ohio BWC Investigators Crack Chiropractor’s $300,000 Fraud Scheme

by Kara Dolan-West | Sep 19, 2014 | In the News

Columbus, OH – A Nelsonville (Athens County) chiropractor was ordered to pay more than $300,000 in restitution to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Michael L. Brown pleaded guilty Aug. 22 in Franklin County Court of...read more >>

What does “injury” mean?

by Kara Dolan-West | Sep 17, 2014 | General Information

The Ohio Revised Code § 4123.01(C) defines injury very broady to include any injury an employee receives “in the course of, and arising out of” their employment. The “course of” and “arising out of” requirement basically means that the injury...read more >>

New regulations aim to reduce workplace accidents

by Andrew Bainbridge | Sep 15, 2014 | Workers' Compensation

In the United States, the federal government has established rules and regulations for safety in the workplace and how employers respond to work-related accident. In the event of injury or death, employers are required by law...read more >>