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

by Jacob Brandt | Feb 07, 2020 | Medical Care Benefits

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 >>

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

by Jacob Brandt | Nov 01, 2019 | Eligibility

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 >>

Do I Qualify for DWRF Benefits?

by Kara Dolan-West | Jun 25, 2019 | Medical Care Benefits

The Disabled Workers’ Relief Fund (“DWRF”) is a special fund that will supplement permanent total disability benefits that fall below the cost of living....read more >>

Can I be compensated for sustaining an injury on my way to a medical exam ordered by the BWC?

by Kara Dolan-West | Apr 03, 2015 | Medical Care Benefits

A Court of Appeals has held that injuries sustained by the claimant while traveling to or from a Bureau medical examination are compensable “as being directly and approximately caused by circumstances that arose out of employment...read more >>

Medical Exams Ordered by the BWC

by Kara Dolan-West | Apr 01, 2015 | Medical Care Benefits

Revised Code § 4123.53 permits the Administrator of the Bureau of Workers’ compensation or the Industrial Commission to compel any employee “claiming the right to receive compensation to submit to a medical examination, vocational evaluation, or...read more >>

Outpatient medications paid for prior to a claim being allowed by the BWC takes effect February 1, 2015

by Kara Dolan-West | Jan 30, 2015 | Medical Care Benefits

The BWC’s Board of Directors adopted O.A.C. 4123-6-21.6, which provides for first fill of outpatient medications.  This rule, expected to take effect on February 1, 2015, permits the BWC to approve payment for prescription medication for...read more >>

How can I get my medical bills paid?

by Kara Dolan-West | Jan 23, 2015 | Medical Care Benefits

Revised Code § 4123.54 provides that every employee who is injured or who contracts an occupational disease is entilted to receive such medical, nursing, and hospital services as are authorized under chapter 4123 of the Revised...read more >>

Medical Benefits Paid to Injured Workers | The Bainbridge Firm, LLC

by Kara Dolan-West | Oct 24, 2014 | Medical Care Benefits

The Ohio Revised Code provides that every employee who is injured or who contracts an occupational disease is entitled to receive such medical, nursing, and hospital services as are authorized under Chapter 423 of the Revised...read more >>

What About My Medical Bills?

by Kara Dolan-West | Aug 27, 2014 | Medical Care Benefits

Revised Code § 4123.54 provides that every employee who is injured or who contracts an occupational disease is entitled to receive such medical, nursing, and hospital services as are authorized under Chapter 4123 of the Revised...read more >>