The right to bear arms and receive Social Security benefits

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Feb 16, 2017 | Social Security in the News

It’s been all over the news lately and this is good to some bad to others. Our government will be voting to overturn current policy that requires individuals that receive Social Security disability benefits for a...read more >>

Finding a doctor with a workers’ compensation claim

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Feb 12, 2017 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Finding a doctor to treat your workers’ compensation injuries is an important component of a workers’ compensation claim. This doctor is referred to as your Physician of Record. A physician of record is a BWC certified...read more >>

Maximum Medical Improvement

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Feb 10, 2017 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

The term “maximum medical improvement” is one that comes up in claims where an injured worker is receiving temporary total disability compensation. A finding of “MMI” is one way in which the BWC or a self-insured...read more >>

Amputation and scheduled loss of use benefits

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Feb 10, 2017 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Workers’ compensation benefits include a specific provision for injured workers who have sustained the amputation or loss of use of body part due to a specific work-related injury. This type of benefit is referred to as a...read more >>

Permanent Partial Disability Benefits

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Feb 09, 2017 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) benefits are potentially available in all workers’ compensation claims, even claims where an individual has not missed work on account of the injury. For recent claims, the injured worker may seek this...read more >>

Temporary Total Disability Benefits

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Feb 09, 2017 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Temporary total disability (TTD) benefits are intended to replace lost wages while an individual is recovering from a work-related injury and is unable to return to his or her former position of employment. TTD benefits are...read more >>

What to expect at your first workers’ compensation hearing

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Feb 09, 2017 | Hearing Process

Knowing what to expect at your first workers’ compensation hearing is important in helping to understand how the workers’ compensation process works. When a hearing is scheduled, it is scheduled because the parties to the claim...read more >>

The Industrial Commission hearing process

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Feb 08, 2017 | Hearing Process

In the Ohio workers’ compensation system, there are two separate entities responsible for the handling of workers’ compensation claims. The Bureau of Workers’ compensation (BWC) handles the processing of claims and premium payments by employers while...read more >>

The permanent partial disability award

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Feb 08, 2017 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

One of the monetary benefits available to injured workers through Ohio’s workers’ compensation system is a benefit known as a Permanent Partial Disability (PPD). Unlike other benefits, which typically replace lost wages, PPD awards are most...read more >>

Will the Bureau of Workers’ compensation reimburse me for my travel expenses?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Feb 06, 2017 | General Information

The Bureau reimburses a claimant for any actual and necessary expenses the claimant incurs in submitting to a medical examination or vocational evaluation scheduled by the Commission or the Bureau at a place other than the...read more >>