Will all of My Medical Bills be Covered, if I am Injured at Work?

by Kara Dolan-West | Dec 01, 2020 | Medical Care Benefits

When an individual suffers an injury at work, you may think that all of the medical expenses associated with that injury should be covered until the individual is fully recovered. Unfortunately, this may not always be...read more >>

What can I expect in a hearing before the Ohio Industrial Commission (BWC)?

by Kara Dolan-West | Oct 09, 2020 | Hearing Process

When an injured worker suffers an injury at work, navigating the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation system can be stressful and challenging. Depending on the types of issues occurring within an individual claim, many matters may end...read more >>

As an unpaid intern or apprentice, am I covered by Ohio Workers’ Compensation?

by Kara Dolan-West | Sep 22, 2020 | Workers' Compensation

As an unpaid intern or apprentice, you may still be entitled to workers’ compensation coverage if you are injured on the job. Ohio’s General Assembly extended workers’ compensation coverage to apprentices engaged in formal training programs...read more >>

What is new in Ohio Workers’ Comp? Governor DeWine approves changes to Ohio Workers’ Compensation System

by Kara Dolan-West | Jul 12, 2020 | In the News

On June 16th, 2020, Governor DeWine signed House Bill 81, effective making multiple changes to the Ohio workers’ compensation system.   The bill was originally intended to create coverage under the Ohio workers’ compensation system for...read more >>

The Bainbridge Firm, local Cambridge office in Guernsey County.

by Kara Dolan-West | Jun 26, 2020 | Social Security and Disability Compensation

The Bainbridge Firm established an office in Cambridge, Ohio in January of 2018, located at 120 Southgate Parkway in downtown Cambridge. We were met with a warm welcome from the community, Chamber of Commerce, and town...read more >>

What happens if my Employer doesn’t pay workers’ compensation premiums in Ohio?

by Kara Dolan-West | Apr 07, 2020 | Hearing Process

Even if your employer fails to property pay workers’ compensation premiums while doing business in the State of Ohio, and you are injured in the State of Ohio, you will still be covered by the Ohio...read more >>

Can I Participate in Vocational Rehabilitation?

by Kara Dolan-West | Jan 31, 2020 | General Information

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation offers a number of programs and services to help Injured Workers return to the work force following an industrial injury. You are not required to participate in these programs, but participation may be worthwhile if you are willing and able to participate....read more >>

Am I required to accept a light duty job offer if it does not follow my work restrictions?

by Kara Dolan-West | Dec 09, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

Injured workers often find themselves faced with the difficult decision of returning to work within a different position than which they were working prior to their injury. If you are currently on temporary total disability compensation and have work restrictions that may enable you to return to work in a different capacity than the position you were working when injured, you should contact your employer about returning....read more >>

What do I do with leftover pain medication after a work injury?

by Kara Dolan-West | Oct 25, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

Governor DeWine has initiated a program to help injured workers dispose of unused pain medication. Pharmacies in Ohio will soon offer biodegradable bags to ensure the safe disposal of any opioids that go unused after a work injury....read more >>

What if my employer did not file safety rules resulting in my injury?

by Kara Dolan-West | Aug 19, 2019 | General Information

You may be surprised to know that Ohio’s workers’ compensation system is considered “no-fault.” This simply means that even if an injured worker is at fault for their injury they still are permitted to file a workers’ compensation claim....read more >>