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 >>

What are the changes to Ohio Workers’ Compensation system during Covid-19 epidemic?

by Lauren Osgood | Apr 11, 2020 | Hearing Process

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Changes Due to Covid-19 The Industrial Commission has made several key changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first major change is the suspension of in-person hearings. Instead of an...read more >>

What happens if my Employer doesn’t pay workers’ compensation premiums in Ohio?

by Kara Dolan-West | Apr 07, 2020 | Hearing Process

Even if your employer fails to property pay workers’ compensation premiums while doing business in the State of Ohio, and you are injured in the State of Ohio, you will still be covered by the Ohio...read more >>

Orange County Couple Gets $40 Million from Workers Comp Scam

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Apr 21, 2017 | In the News

The District Attorney of Orange County Tony Rackauckas, filed several federal charges against two individuals Christopher and Tanya King. The DA has claimed the King’s have used their companies – Monarch Medical Group, King Medical Management...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 >>

New Law Going Into Effect in April

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Mar 30, 2017 | In the News

Senate Bill 27 which passed in 2016, will go into effect April 6th. Under the firefighter-cancer presumption law, current and retired firefighters who suffer from various cancers will be able to receive workers compensation benefits. The...read more >>

OBWC Proposes $1B Return to Employers

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Mar 14, 2017 | In the News

On Monday, the state Bureau of Workers compensation presented this proposed rebate while will be presented during a board meeting on Thursday to be voted upon next month. The Bureau has proposed to return more than...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 >>

BWC funding workplace safety research at Ohio University

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 12, 2015 | In the News

COLUMBUS– The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) and Ohio Board of Regents today announced Ohio University (OU) has been awarded a $245,000 research grant to improve workplace safety. OU is one of six higher education...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 >>