What happens when Workers’ Compensation is denied?
by Kara Dolan-West | Dec 01, 2014 | Hearing Process
If you are injured on the job, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention, especially if your injury is severe. Second, your employer should be notified about your injury and the way in...read more >>
Ohio BWC Honors Fallen Workers
by Kara Dolan-West | Nov 22, 2014 | In the News
Never forgetting workers killed on the job is something officials in Ohio don’t take for granted. The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) recently held the fourth annual Fallen Workers Memorial honoring workers who died in...read more >>
What is Workers’ Compensation?
by Kara Dolan-West | Nov 10, 2014 | General Information
After being injured on the job, workers often wonder what steps they need to take to file a workers’ compensation claim and begin getting the benefits they are entitled to. The workers’ compensation system can be...read more >>
What Happens After I File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
by Kara Dolan-West | Sep 29, 2014 | General Information
Once you have reported an injury BWC assigns a claim number. This is a tracking number. The injured worker, employer and treating physician receive a letter notifying them of that number. BWC gathers the facts and makes an...read more >>
Under What Circumstances May A Non-Citizen be Eligible for SSI?
by Kara Dolan-West | Aug 20, 2014 | Eligibility
A non-citizen (also called an “alien” for immigration purposes) may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) if he or she meets the requirements of the laws for non-citizens that went into effect on August 22,...read more >>
The Social Security Benefits Application Process
by Kara Dolan-West | Jun 20, 2014 | Social Security and Disability Compensation
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 >>
Can a Criminal Conviction Prevent Me From Receiving Social Security Benefits?
by Kara Dolan-West | May 23, 2014 | Social Security Benefits
Social Security benefits are an important resource for those injured in a workplace accident. Receiving Social Security Disability benefits can be vital for those unable to work, but the Social Security Administration has guidelines for the...read more >>
Supplemental Security Income for Children with Disabilities
by Kara Dolan-West | May 21, 2014 | Social Security Benefits
SSI makes monthly payments to people with low income and limited resources who are 65 or older, or blind or disabled. Your child younger than age 18 can qualify if he or she meets Social Security’s...read more >>
What if My Employer is Self-Insured?
by Kara Dolan-West | Apr 24, 2014 | General Information
Some employers are self-insured, thus they do not participate in, or pay into, the state insurance fund that supports workers’ compensation claims. Instead, self-insurers pay compensation and medical benefits directly to the injured worker. The self-insured...read more >>
How is Social Security Different from Workers’ Compensation?
by Kara Dolan-West | Apr 22, 2014 | General Information
Social Security Disability provides compensation to people incapable of working, if they meet certain requirements. In opposition, workers’ compensation involves a work-related injury that renders the injured employee disabled in some way. The requirements for each...read more >>
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