What happens if I injure a body part that I previously injured?

by Lauren Osgood | Dec 14, 2020 | Workers' Compensation

In Ohio, when an employer hires an employee, they take that employee, “as they find them.” This means that should you find yourself in a situation where you injured a body part that you had previously...read more >>

What is a Permanent Partial award for Injured Workers in Ohio?

by Lauren Osgood | Sep 22, 2020 | Permanent Partial Disability Compensation

A permanent partial award is a form of compensation that an injured worker is entitled to as a result of their injury. This award is designed to compensate injured workers who have ongoing pain and issues...read more >>

The Bainbridge Firm Welcomes Robert Nemo

by Lauren Osgood | Jul 06, 2020 | General Information

We are excited to announce that Marion attorney, Robert Nemo has joined the Bainbridge Firm. Robert Nemo has been licensed in Ohio since 1979 and has maintained a practice in the Marion area for over 30...read more >>

Is my employer allowed to pay me while I am off from work due to my injury?

by Lauren Osgood | May 14, 2020 | Workers' Compensation

Salary Continuation When an injured worker is entitled to benefits under their claim, an employer is permitted to pay wage loss to an employee. In order to notify the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation that this arrangement...read more >>

What are the changes to Ohio Workers’ Compensation system during Covid-19 epidemic?

by Lauren Osgood | Apr 11, 2020 | Hearing Process

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Changes Due to Covid-19 The Industrial Commission has made several key changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first major change is the suspension of in-person hearings. Instead of an...read more >>

What if my injury prevents me from returning to work forever?

by Lauren Osgood | Apr 02, 2020 | Hearing Process

There are injuries that will prevent someone from returning to work forever. In Ohio, it is required that an injured worker not only be unable to return to their former job but that they are unable...read more >>

Are my Workers’ Compensation Benefits Taxable?

by Lauren Osgood | Jan 08, 2020 | Workers' Compensation

At the beginning of each year you expect to receive certain tax information from your employer. When you receive workers’ compensation benefits, many injured workers expect to receive tax paperwork from the BWC or their employer....read more >>

Can I Receive Compensation if I am an Independent Contractor?

by Lauren Osgood | Nov 15, 2019 | General Information

Even if you are classified as an “independent contractor,” you may still qualify for Workers’ Compensation benefits. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation may determine that a person designated as an independent contractor is legally an employee and is therefore entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits. The BWC is focused on the level of control that an employer has over a worker, even if that person is classified as an independent contractor....read more >>

What if my employer claims I am an independent contractor and not covered by their Workers’ Compensation Coverage?

by Lauren Osgood | Sep 20, 2019 | General Information

In some situations an employer may argue that they are not responsible for covering your work related injury due to your employment relationship. If your employer tells you that you are not covered because of your status as an independent contractor and you do not believe that you are an independent contractor you should always consult with an attorney prior to giving up your rights....read more >>

What Can I Do if the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and the Industrial Commission Have Denied My Claim?

by Lauren Osgood | Jun 18, 2019 | General Information

Ohio Revised Code Section 4123.512 provides that an injured worker, denied benefits from both the BWC and IC, has the right to file into common pleas court to establish their right to participate in the workers compensation fund....read more >>