New Law Going Into Effect in April

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Mar 30, 2017 | In the News

Senate Bill 27 which passed in 2016, will go into effect April 6th. Under the firefighter-cancer presumption law, current and retired firefighters who suffer from various cancers will be able to receive workers compensation benefits. The...read more >>

Disability Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Fraud Case

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Mar 28, 2017 | Social Security in the News

Eastern Kentucky Social Security Attorney Eric Conn has recently plead guilty to one count of stealing from the Social Security Administration and one count of paying illegal gratuities to a federal judge. Since October 2004, Conn...read more >>

What is the difference between the Average Weekly Wage and the Full Weekly Wage in my claim?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Mar 21, 2017 | Temporary Total Disability Compensation

Average Weekly Wage (AWW) In every workers’ compensation claim the average weekly wage (AWW) of the injured worker needs to be determined. In general, to calculate the average weekly wage, the injured worker’s total earnings for...read more >>

Will the Bureau of Workers’ compensation reimburse me for my loved one’s funeral expenses?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Mar 18, 2017 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Revised Code § 4123.66 authorizes the Bureau to pay reasonable funeral expenses in an amount not exceeding $5,500 if death results from a covered injury or occupational disease. The Bureau may reimburse anyone, whether that person...read more >>

What is DWRF?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Mar 17, 2017 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

DWRF is an acronym that stands for Disabled Workers Relief Fund. This fund was created to assist injured workers who have been declared permanently and totally disabled whose compensation rates have not kept pace with inflation...read more >>

The Plague on Social Security Disability Claims

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

Getting approved for Social Security Disability claims are no walk in the park. You would think it would be much easier but the process can be very long and repetitive. Waiting for a response is the...read more >>

OBWC Proposes $1B Return to Employers

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Mar 14, 2017 | In the News

On Monday, the state Bureau of Workers compensation presented this proposed rebate while will be presented during a board meeting on Thursday to be voted upon next month. The Bureau has proposed to return more than...read more >>

How Much Does SSI Pay?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Mar 09, 2017 | Supplemental Security Income

While SSI is a federal program (administered by the Social Security Administration), and the federal government pays a standard base rate of $735 per month, most SSI recipients receive more or less than the federal benefit...read more >>

What is an intentional tort?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Mar 07, 2017 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

R.C. 2745.01 defines an intentional tort as occurring where an employee’s injury occurred because the employer acted “with the intent to injure” or “with the belief that the injury was substantially certain to occur.” The statute...read more >>

The Social Security Benefits Application Process

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Mar 02, 2017 | Social Security Disability Insurance

To apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) or SSI benefits based on disability, a person must first make a claim (fill out an application). This is done by contacting the Social Security office, either by phone...read more >>