Employee Deviation from Employment and Misconduct

by Kara Dolan-West | Nov 28, 2014 | General Information

Misconduct of the employee is immaterial under the workers’ compensation system. The test of whether coverage should be extended is based on whether there is a requisite connection between the injury and the employment irrespective of...read more >>

My work injury was my fault. Can I still apply for workers’ compensation benefits?

by Kara Dolan-West | Nov 26, 2014 | Workers' Compensation

You may file a workers’ compensation claim, even if the injury was your fault. The Ohio Workers’ compensation system is a “no-fault” system, which means that benefits are not determined by looking at who was at...read more >>

What is an occupational disease?

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

According to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ compensation, an occupational disease is “a disease peculiar to a particular industrial process to which an employee is not generally subjected or exposed and is contracted in the course...read more >>

How long is my workers’ compensation claim open?

by Andrew Bainbridge | Nov 23, 2014 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

The answer to this question is “it depends”. It is an important question, however, because compensation as well as medical benefits cannot be paid if the claim has expired. The first thing that needs to be...read more >>

Ohio BWC Honors Fallen Workers

by Kara Dolan-West | Nov 22, 2014 | In the News

Never forgetting workers killed on the job is something officials in Ohio don’t take for granted. The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) recently held the fourth annual Fallen Workers Memorial honoring workers who died in...read more >>

Ohio Workers’ compensation In Automobile Accident Injury: High Court Rejects Dual Intent

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

On Oct. 21, the Ohio Supreme Court issued a decision regarding the dual intent doctrine, allowing employers to sleep just a little better at night. In Friebel v. Visiting Nurse Assn. of Mid-Ohio, Slip Opinion 2014-Ohio-4531, the...read more >>

Court weighs in on debate over contractors and workers’ comp

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

As much as people try not to, judgment gets passed around from time to time. This is especially true in the workplace where some occupations are considered more prestigious than others. Take for example exotic dancing....read more >>

Ohio comp rates to decrease 9.1% in 2015 for local government workers

by Kara Dolan-West | Nov 17, 2014 | In the News

Government entities in Ohio will see workers compensation rates decrease at an average of 9.1% as of 2015, the board of directors of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ compensation announced. Combined with decreases from the past...read more >>

New rule meant to speed treatment of injured workers

by Andrew Bainbridge | Nov 15, 2014 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has adopted a new rule meant to help injured workers get quicker access to medications needed to treat their injury. The rule allows injured workers to get prescriptions filled while...read more >>

Americans With Disabilities Act

by Kara Dolan-West | Nov 12, 2014 | General Information

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to all employers who have fifteen or more employees. Whether or not an injured worker is subject to protection under the ADA after the workers’ compensation injury depends upon...read more >>