What types of injuries are not covered under Ohio Workers Compensation?

by Kara Dolan-West | Sep 21, 2022 | Workers' Compensation

It is well established that the Ohio Workers’ Compensation system is not meant to act as a general insurance provider for every possible injury that could stem from employment. In fact, the law of Ohio has...read more >>

Common Mistakes of the Claimant

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 23, 2022 | Workers' Compensation

Reasons a Workers’ Compensation Claim May Be Denied Most people do not plan to be injured on the job. Unfortunately, a substantial number of Ohioans are forced to hire a workers’ compensation attorney in Ohio to...read more >>

HOW DO I GET MEDICAL BILLS OR PRESCRIPTIONS PAID UNDER MY OHIO WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIM?

by Kara Dolan-West | Feb 08, 2022 | Workers' Compensation

If you have been injured on the job or suffer from an occupational disease, you most likely will need to see a doctor and need medication to help with your injury or occupational disease. That said,...read more >>

In Summer, Workers are Vulnerable to Heat Illness

by Kara Dolan-West | Jun 21, 2021 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

Here we are in June of 2021! Though it is still early summer, many parts of the country have already experienced intense heat waves. Those places that have not yet felt the full blast of summer...read more >>

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 >>

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 do I do if my claim is denied? | The Bainbridge Firm, LLC

by Kara Dolan-West | Apr 01, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

Your claim may have been denied because you are missing a small piece of required information or medical support for your request. Or your claim may be denied because a legal question exists as to whether...read more >>

What treatment services require pre-authorization?

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 06, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

The BWC’s MCO standardized prior authorization table Service Prior Authorization Required  No Prior Authorization Required Physical medicine services, including chiropractic/osteopathic manipulative treatment and acupuncture Yes Psychological services Yes Dental Yes Evaluation and management services Yes for...read more >>

The Ins and Outs of Temporary Total Disability

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 20, 2018 | Temporary Total Disability Compensation

If you have been hurt at work, or contracted an occupational disease, you may find yourself unable to return to your former position of employment. Your restrictions may be totally disabling and may be temporary, with...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 >>