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 >>

Can I Participate in Vocational Rehabilitation?

by Kara Dolan-West | Jan 31, 2020 | General Information

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation offers a number of programs and services to help Injured Workers return to the work force following an industrial injury. You are not required to participate in these programs, but participation may be worthwhile if you are willing and able to participate....read more >>

Are my Workers’ Compensation Benefits Taxable?

by Lauren Osgood | Jan 08, 2020 | Workers' Compensation

At the beginning of each year you expect to receive certain tax information from your employer. When you receive workers’ compensation benefits, many injured workers expect to receive tax paperwork from the BWC or their employer....read more >>

What is a VSSR Claim and What Happens After I File One?

by Jacob Brandt | Dec 30, 2019 | VSSR Benefits

Under Ohio Law, there are a specific set of safety requirements that employers are required to follow in order to ensure the safety of their employees. These requirements are codified under Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 4123:1. This section of the Ohio Administrative Code provides clear and distinct requirement that employers are obligated to follow. These rules are similar in nature to the rules set by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)....read more >>

Veterans Disability: What is Individual Unemployability Compensation?

by Casaundra Johnson | Nov 08, 2019 | Temporary Total Disability Compensation

Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability is a unique disability benefit that allows the VA to pay qualifying veterans at the 100 percent rate, even when their total disability rating is less than 100 percent. ...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 >>

If My Wages Are Decreased As A Result Of A Workplace Injury Can I Receive Compensation To Cover The Difference In Pay?

by Jacob Brandt | Sep 27, 2019 | Hearing Process

When an individual in the state of Ohio suffers a work place injury that creates a decrease in wages, there is compensation available to make up for that loss in pay....read more >>

What if my employer claims I am an independent contractor and not covered by their Workers’ Compensation Coverage?

by Lauren Osgood | Sep 20, 2019 | General Information

In some situations an employer may argue that they are not responsible for covering your work related injury due to your employment relationship. If your employer tells you that you are not covered because of your status as an independent contractor and you do not believe that you are an independent contractor you should always consult with an attorney prior to giving up your rights....read more >>

What happens when my claim reaches a hearing with the Industrial Commission?

by Jacob Brandt | Aug 26, 2019 | Hearing Process

The OAC requires the scheduling of hearings before a district hearing officer from the Industrial Commission service office in the city nearest the claimant’s residence, or for out-of-state claimants, from the service office nearest the claimant’s home if the service office is within one hundred and fifty miles thereof, or in Columbus for those claimants who live more than one hundred and fifty miles from an Industrial Commission service office, unless otherwise directed....read more >>

What if my employer did not file safety rules resulting in my injury?

by Kara Dolan-West | Aug 19, 2019 | General Information

You may be surprised to know that Ohio’s workers’ compensation system is considered “no-fault.” This simply means that even if an injured worker is at fault for their injury they still are permitted to file a workers’ compensation claim....read more >>