When does a Workers’ Compensation Claim Expire in Ohio?

by Jacob Brandt | Dec 14, 2020 | Workers' Compensation

Typically, a claim will remain open and viable for five years from the last medical bill or compensation payment. However, there are instance where claims close well before the expiration of that five-year statutory period. Really...read more >>

Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits the Only Option if Injured at Work?

by Jacob Brandt | Dec 01, 2020 | General Information

The short answer is “it depends.” Regardless of the cause of a workplace injury, your first step should be to file a workers’ compensation claim. But keep in mind that seeking workers compensation benefits may not...read more >>

What’s the difference between a state-funded employer and a self-insured employer?

by Jacob Brandt | Oct 19, 2020 | General Information

The legislature for the state of Ohio has determined that in order to conduct business in this state, employers must provide benefits to their injured employees. Essentially, employers must provide insurance to their employees for injuries...read more >>

How Much Compensation Can I Receive If My Employers Fails to Comply With a Specific Safety Requirement Causes My Injury?

by Jacob Brandt | Jun 15, 2020 | Workers' Compensation

As explained in our other blog posts, under Ohio Law there are specific safety requirements that employers are required to follow in order to ensure the safety of their employees. These requirements are codified under Ohio...read more >>

If I contract Covid-19, is it a compensable workers’ compensation claim?

by Jacob Brandt | May 03, 2020 | In the News

Ohio workers’ compensation allows for injuries such as occupational diseases and illnesses. This then begs the question: do I have a claim if I am exposed to COVID-19 at work? Factors to take into account: The...read more >>

Is Worker’s Death Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

by Jacob Brandt | Mar 31, 2020 | Permanent Partial Disability Compensation

Under Ohio law, if an individual in Ohio dies as a result of a job-related injury or illness, his or her dependents have to ability to file a claim with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation...read more >>

How do I get the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to Cover Treatment Related to My Work Place Accident?

by Jacob Brandt | Feb 07, 2020 | Medical Care Benefits

If the BWC denies the treatment request the injured worker then has the ability to appeal that decision thereby entitling them to a hearing before the Industrial Commission of Ohio to argue that the treatment should be covered....read more >>

What is a VSSR Claim and What Happens After I File One?

by Jacob Brandt | Dec 30, 2019 | VSSR Benefits

Under Ohio Law, there are a specific set of safety requirements that employers are required to follow in order to ensure the safety of their employees. These requirements are codified under Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 4123:1. This section of the Ohio Administrative Code provides clear and distinct requirement that employers are obligated to follow. These rules are similar in nature to the rules set by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)....read more >>

Can I Call Witnesses to Testify At My Workers’ Compensation Hearings?

by Jacob Brandt | Nov 25, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

Injured workers often wonder if they are able to call witnesses to testify on their behalf at hearings before the Industrial Commission of Ohio. So long as the witness has information pertinent to the issue being adjudicated, they are free to provide testimony at a hearing. Witnesses called to testify before the Industrial Commission of Ohio are free to provide factual information relevant to the adjudication of a claim. ...read more >>

How Do I Prove A Work Place Incident Caused My Injury?

by Jacob Brandt | Nov 01, 2019 | Eligibility

Injured workers in the state of Ohio often end up battling their employer and the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation to prove that they did in fact suffer an injury as a result of their work place accident. Many times we are asked “what do I need to show, to prove my work caused my injury?” The answer to this question is often times pretty intuitive. Essentially, there are two things that need to be shown; a medical expert must properly diagnose the condition that is being alleged and second, there must be evidence that shows that the work place incident caused the individual to suffer the given condition at issue....read more >>