The Rights of the Injured Worker

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Feb 06, 2017 | General Information

Anyone who suffers a work-related injury in Ohio deserves to be treated fairly by BWC employees and to promptly receive the benefits to which he or she is entitled. BWC believes every employee injured at work...read more >>

Will the Bureau of Workers’ compensation reimburse me for my travel expenses?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Feb 06, 2017 | General Information

The Bureau reimburses a claimant for any actual and necessary expenses the claimant incurs in submitting to a medical examination or vocational evaluation scheduled by the Commission or the Bureau at a place other than the...read more >>

Finding and Choosing an Attorney for your Workers’ compensation Claim

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Jan 19, 2017 | General Information

Although there is no law which says you need to hire a lawyer, in practical terms and regardless of how you feel about attorneys, it is difficult to handle a workers’ compensation case on your own....read more >>

The Workers’ Compensation Bargain

by Kara Dolan-West | May 01, 2015 | General Information

The Workers’ compensation Act reflects a growing public sentiment that employees should receive compensation for work-related injuries and that compensation should be regarded as a charge upon the business in which the employee worked. Workers’ compensation...read more >>

Apportionment of death benefit

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 25, 2015 | General Information

If there is more than one wholly dependent person at the time of the workers’ death, R.C. § 4123.59(B) requires the Industrial Commission to apportion the award among all such dependents. The Industrial Commission may apportion...read more >>

Residual Disabilities

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 13, 2015 | General Information

Ohio Revised Code § 4123.52 provides the Commission with continuing jurisdiction to make modifications, changes, findings, or awards if written notice of a claim relating to the specific part or parts of the body injured or...read more >>

The compensation bargain

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 07, 2015 | General Information

The Workers’ compensation Act reflected a growing public sentiment that employees should receive compensation for work-related injuries and that compensation should be regarded as a charge upon the business in which the employee worked. Workers’ compensation...read more >>

Filing an Application for Workers’ compensation Benefits

by Kara Dolan-West | Feb 21, 2015 | General Information

A workers’ compensation award is the exclusive remedy for claims arising out of compensable injuries and diseases. For this reason, workers’ compensation jurisdiction attaches only upon the filing of a claim application within the time prescribed...read more >>

The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Ombudsperson

by Kara Dolan-West | Feb 19, 2015 | General Information

The General Assembly created an ombudsperson system in 1977. As a neutral and independent resource in the workers’ compensation system, the ombudsperson assists claimants and employers in their dealings with the Bureau of Workers’ compensation and...read more >>

What does subrogation provide?

by Kara Dolan-West | Jan 26, 2015 | General Information

Subrogation provides for the BWC or self-insured employer to receive reimbursement of workers’ compensation benefits paid where the injured worker has a third party action because of the injury. A third party action exists when a...read more >>