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 >>

Is Worker’s Death Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

by Jacob Brandt | Mar 31, 2020 | Permanent Partial Disability Compensation

Under Ohio law, if an individual in Ohio dies as a result of a job-related injury or illness, his or her dependents have to ability to file a claim with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation...read more >>

How do I get the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to Cover Treatment Related to My Work Place Accident?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Feb 07, 2020 | Workers' Compensation

If the BWC denies the treatment request the injured worker then has the ability to appeal that decision thereby entitling them to a hearing before the Industrial Commission of Ohio to argue that the treatment should be covered....read more >>

Can I Participate in Vocational Rehabilitation?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Jan 31, 2020 | Workers' Compensation

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 >>

Are my Workers’ Compensation Benefits Taxable?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | 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 >>

What is a VSSR Claim and What Happens After I File One?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Dec 30, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

Under Ohio Law, there are a specific set of safety requirements that employers are required to follow in order to ensure the safety of their employees. These requirements are codified under Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 4123:1. This section of the Ohio Administrative Code provides clear and distinct requirement that employers are obligated to follow. These rules are similar in nature to the rules set by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)....read more >>

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

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | 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 >>

Can I Call Witnesses to Testify At My Workers’ Compensation Hearings?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Nov 25, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

Injured workers often wonder if they are able to call witnesses to testify on their behalf at hearings before the Industrial Commission of Ohio. So long as the witness has information pertinent to the issue being adjudicated, they are free to provide testimony at a hearing. Witnesses called to testify before the Industrial Commission of Ohio are free to provide factual information relevant to the adjudication of a claim. ...read more >>

Can I Receive Compensation if I am an Independent Contractor?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Nov 15, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

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 >>

How Do I Prove A Work Place Incident Caused My Injury?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Nov 01, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

Injured workers in the state of Ohio often end up battling their employer and the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation to prove that they did in fact suffer an injury as a result of their work place accident. Many times we are asked “what do I need to show, to prove my work caused my injury?” The answer to this question is often times pretty intuitive. Essentially, there are two things that need to be shown; a medical expert must properly diagnose the condition that is being alleged and second, there must be evidence that shows that the work place incident caused the individual to suffer the given condition at issue....read more >>