The Hearing Process

by Kara Dolan-West | Apr 02, 2018 | Hearing Process

Upon receiving a claim, the Industrial Commission is required to refer the file to an “appropriate district hearing officer” in accordance with rules adopted by the Commission under R.C. § 4121.36. The Ohio Administrative Code (OAC)...read more >>

What to expect at your first workers’ compensation hearing

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Feb 09, 2017 | Hearing Process

Knowing what to expect at your first workers’ compensation hearing is important in helping to understand how the workers’ compensation process works. When a hearing is scheduled, it is scheduled because the parties to the claim...read more >>

The Industrial Commission hearing process

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Feb 08, 2017 | Hearing Process

In the Ohio workers’ compensation system, there are two separate entities responsible for the handling of workers’ compensation claims. The Bureau of Workers’ compensation (BWC) handles the processing of claims and premium payments by employers while...read more >>

What do I do when I am injured on the job?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Jan 16, 2017 | 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 supervisor should be notified about your injury and the way in...read more >>

Who may appeal the decision of the Industrial Commission?

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 28, 2015 | Hearing Process

Revised Code § 4123.512 provides that the claimant, the employer, or both may appeal a decision of the Industrial Commission to a court of common pleas. Although the Administrator may prosecute an administrative appeal, the Ohio...read more >>

Litigation beyond the Industrial Commission hearing process | The Bainbridge Firm, LLC

by Andrew Bainbridge | Mar 06, 2015 | Hearing Process

Before further litigation proceedings can take place in the court system, the party must exhaust all administrative remedies first. This means going through the entire Hearing process at the administrative level which is explained in our...read more >>

The hearing process

by Kara Dolan-West | Feb 26, 2015 | Hearing Process

Upon receiving a claim, the Industrial Commission is required to refer the file to an “appropriate district hearing officer” in accordance with rules adopted by the Commission under R.C. § 4121.36. The Ohio Administrative Code (OAC)...read more >>

If my claim is disallowed what can I do?

by Kara Dolan-West | Dec 01, 2014 | Hearing Process

If your claim was disallowed, you may want to file an appeal. Once you have received the BWC order disallowing your claim, you have 14 days to file an appeal if you disagree with the decision....read more >>

Must the BWC Comply with Due Process Requirements?

by Kara Dolan-West | Sep 24, 2014 | Hearing Process

Yes, due process must be provided when the legal rights of the injured worker or employer are affected. All parties must be given timely and appropriate notice of the decision and provided an opportunity to raise...read more >>

The Hearing Process

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Apr 07, 2014 | Hearing Process

Upon receiving a claim, the Industrial Commission is required to refer the file to an “appropriate district hearing officer” in accordance with rules adopted by the Commission under R.C. § 4121.36. The Ohio Administrative Code (OAC)...read more >>