How does Ohio Workers’ Compensation work if I live in a Different State?

by Casaundra Johnson | Jan 03, 2021 | Workers' Compensation

Many injured workers have questions about how their Ohio workers’ compensation claim will be impacted if they live and work in a different state. Under Ohio workers’ compensation law, injured workers will remain eligible for benefits...read more >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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’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 >>

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 >>

Understanding how your workers’ compensation benefits may affect your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.

by Casaundra Johnson | Oct 09, 2020 | Social Security and Disability Compensation

Many injured workers have questions about how their workers’ compensation claim will affect their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. While workers’ compensation benefits will usually reduce Social Security benefits to some degree, the actual impact...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 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 >>