If I contract Covid-19, is it a compensable workers’ compensation claim?

by Jacob Brandt | May 03, 2020 | In the News

Ohio workers’ compensation allows for injuries such as occupational diseases and illnesses. This then begs the question: do I have a claim if I am exposed to COVID-19 at work? Factors to take into account: The...read more >>

OSHA Finds – Employer Did Not Provide Safety Training & Basic Safeguards For Employees

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Apr 13, 2017 | In the News

In October of 2016, two workers died in Boston while working in about a 12-foot deep trench. Robert Higgins and Kelvin Mattocks were working when the trench collapsed breaking an adjacent fire hydrant supply line causing...read more >>

‘Managers told me to put mustard on it’: fast-food workers say burns are rampant, file OSHA complaints

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 19, 2015 | In the News

More than two dozen low-wage McDonald’s workers filed health and safety complaints against the fast-food chain on Monday, alleging that understaffing and time pressures in stores have led to burns, falls and other injuries, according to...read more >>

Ohio bill would allow workers’ compensation for PTSD

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 11, 2015 | In the News

COLUMBUS — Emergency responders diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder could be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits even if they don’t have physical injuries under proposed legislation being considered by an Ohio Senate panel. It would apply...read more >>

The demolition of workers’ compensation nationally

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 04, 2015 | In the News

DENNIS WHEDBEE’S CREW WAS RUSHING to prepare an oil well for pumping on the Sweet Grass Woman lease site, a speck of dusty plains rich with crude in Mandaree, North Dakota. It was getting late that...read more >>

Ohio BWC Honors Fallen Workers

by Kara Dolan-West | Nov 22, 2014 | In the News

Never forgetting workers killed on the job is something officials in Ohio don’t take for granted. The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) recently held the fourth annual Fallen Workers Memorial honoring workers who died in...read more >>

JobsOhio, holding $261 million, gets fiscal-health OK

by Andrew Bainbridge | Oct 02, 2014 | In the News

JobsOhio ended its 2013-14 fiscal year with a bumper crop of $261 million in cash and investments on hand – money yet to be put to use in satisfying Ohio’s hunger for more jobs. John F....read more >>