Taxation of Social Security and SSDI Payments

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 31, 2015 | Social Security in the News

If you receive Social Security or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) income, you will also receive a Form SSA-1099 from the government. This form tells you the total amount of your benefits but does not tell...read more >>

Injuries can lead to workers’ comp and disability benefits

by Andrew Bainbridge | Mar 31, 2015 | Workers' Compensation

Most people in Ohio know that if they are injured on the job, they can apply for workers’ compensation benefits that can help cover lost wages, medical expenses and even rehabilitation treatments. For a lot of...read more >>

Who may appeal the decision of the Industrial Commission?

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 28, 2015 | Hearing Process

Revised Code § 4123.512 provides that the claimant, the employer, or both may appeal a decision of the Industrial Commission to a court of common pleas. Although the Administrator may prosecute an administrative appeal, the Ohio...read more >>

Apportionment of death benefit

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 25, 2015 | General Information

If there is more than one wholly dependent person at the time of the workers’ death, R.C. § 4123.59(B) requires the Industrial Commission to apportion the award among all such dependents. The Industrial Commission may apportion...read more >>

Scaffolding collapse kills 3, death benefits may be possible

by Andrew Bainbridge | Mar 24, 2015 | Workers' Compensation

As some of our more regular followers know, we sometimes highlight news stories we think are applicable to our readers’ situations. Though some of these news stories come from our own state, sometimes we like to...read more >>

Who counts as a “dependent” for death benefits purposes?

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 23, 2015 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

A claim for death benefits under R.C. § 4123.59 requires proof that the claimant is a dependent of a decedent whose death was caused by a work-connected injury or occupational disease. A dependent is generally “one...read more >>

Coal-workers’ pneumoconiosis fund

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 21, 2015 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Revised Code § 4131.03 provides for the establishment of a coal-workers’ pneumoconiosis fund. The fund consists of premiums and other payments made by employers that elect to subscribe to the fund in order to insure the...read more >>

World Series winner: Trying to get SSD benefits has been tougher

by Andrew Bainbridge | Mar 20, 2015 | Eligibility

Whether you’re a baseball fan or not — and whether or not you love the Yankees — Brian Doyle’s story stands out. When the 1978 World Series began, Doyle was a reserve second baseman. When the...read more >>

‘Managers told me to put mustard on it’: fast-food workers say burns are rampant, file OSHA complaints

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 19, 2015 | In the News

More than two dozen low-wage McDonald’s workers filed health and safety complaints against the fast-food chain on Monday, alleging that understaffing and time pressures in stores have led to burns, falls and other injuries, according to...read more >>

Why did the WSJ use years-old data to attack Social Security disability?

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 17, 2015 | Social Security in the News

At first glance, an op-ed in Monday’s Wall Street Journal makes a devastating case against Social Security’s disability system. On closer inspection, the case isn’t so clear. “A system designed to serve society’s vulnerable has morphed...read more >>