If I render services in an emergency am I protected by the workers’ compensation fund?

by Kara Dolan-West | Oct 30, 2014 | General Information

Revised Code § 4123.025 extends workers’ compensation coverage to persons requested or ordered to perform public service in an emergency. This section does not include persons who are volunteers and covered under R.C. § 4123.03, and...read more >>

Why getting compensation after a work-related accident is key

by Andrew Bainbridge | Oct 29, 2014 | Workers' Compensation

Imagine that you have just suffered an injury while on the job. The injury is so severe that you not only require considerable medical attention afterwards but you are unable to work for a significant period...read more >>

If you are an alien or non-resident in Columbus you may still be covered by the Ohio workers’ compensation system

by Kara Dolan-West | Oct 27, 2014 | General Information

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 the alienage or citizenship. Even when an alien is subject to deportation, he or...read more >>

Medical Benefits Paid to Injured Workers | The Bainbridge Firm, LLC

by Kara Dolan-West | Oct 24, 2014 | Medical Care Benefits

The Ohio Revised Code 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 423 of the Revised...read more >>

compensation and Benefits

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

Chapter 4123 of the Ohio Revised Code prescribes the amount and duration of compensation payable to an injured worker. The Industrial Commission lacks the power to adopt rules and regulations establishing a rate of compensation other...read more >>

How do I choose a physician to help with my work-related injury?

by Andrew Bainbridge | Oct 21, 2014 | Workers' Compensation

After suffering a work-related injury, most people’s first thought is to seek medical attention. This is an incredibly good idea because it helps assess the severity of the injury, which tells you how much time you...read more >>

Workers’ comp tightens pain-pill rules

by Kara Dolan-West | Oct 20, 2014 | In the News

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation said it has stepped up monitoring of the millions of doses of pain pills prescribed to injured workers every year as the agency tries to control costs and fight rampant...read more >>

Cleveland auto coatings plant cited for 15 serious health and safety violation

by Andrew Bainbridge | Oct 17, 2014 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

By Marcia Pledger, The Plain Dealer CLEVELAND, Ohio — Hurst Auto-Truck Electric Ltd. has been cited by a federal agency for allegedly exposing employees to hazards including combustible dust and amputation potential. The citations issued by...read more >>

Social Security Disability Benefits for Columbus Members

by Kara Dolan-West | Oct 17, 2014 | Social Security Benefits

Social Security Disability Insurance pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you are “insured,” meaning that you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes. To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits,...read more >>

Columbus Workers’ Compensation Attorney

by Kara Dolan-West | Oct 15, 2014 | Workers' Compensation

The Bainbridge Firm, LLC: We’re Here To Help If you’ve been injured on the job, or a disability is preventing you from working, you may worry about how you will make ends meet. At The Bainbridge...read more >>