How Much Will I Receive in Death Benefits? How Much Will My Children Receive in Death Benefits?

by Kara Dolan-West | Jul 30, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

The unfortunate tragedy of losing a loved one to a workplace accident can be devastating. The Ohio Revised Code requires that in the case of injury or occupational disease, causing the death of an employee, benefits shall be paid to the surviving spouse and children of the deceased....read more >>

Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits If I’m Injured Going To Or From Work?

by Jacob Brandt | Jul 22, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

Commutes to or from work can often be dangerous. The perils of modern travel are ever present and always pose a risk to all individuals in Ohio traveling to or from work. Many individuals hurt during that journey to or from work probably wonder if they are entitled to workers compensation benefits. Often times the answer to that question is no....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 >>

What Can I Do if the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and the Industrial Commission Have Denied My Claim?

by Lauren Osgood | Jun 18, 2019 | General Information

Ohio Revised Code Section 4123.512 provides that an injured worker, denied benefits from both the BWC and IC, has the right to file into common pleas court to establish their right to participate in the workers compensation fund....read more >>

What Is a Permanent Partial Award?

by Kara Dolan-West | Jun 13, 2019 | Permanent Partial Disability Compensation

Regardless of what the injury is, you are entitled to be compensated for the residual pain and problems you have as a result of your injury....read more >>

Am I covered by Ohio Workers’ Comp as a Minor?

by Kara Dolan-West | Jun 03, 2019 | Hearing Process

Minor Working  If you are underage, but working, you are still covered by Ohio workers’ compensation. Revised Code 4123.01(A)(1)(b)  indicates that minor workers receive the full protection of the workers’ compensation laws in Ohio and are...read more >>

The Ins and Outs of Temporary Total Disability

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 20, 2018 | Temporary Total Disability Compensation

“Total disability” means that the injured worker is unable to return to his or her former position of emloyment. A finding of temporary total disability, sometimes reffered to as TTD, does not require a showing of...read more >>

What is the difference between the Average Weekly Wage and the Full Weekly Wage in my claim?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Mar 21, 2017 | Temporary Total Disability Compensation

Average Weekly Wage (AWW) In every workers’ compensation claim the average weekly wage (AWW) of the injured worker needs to be determined. In general, to calculate the average weekly wage, the injured worker’s total earnings for...read more >>

Will the Bureau of Workers’ compensation reimburse me for my loved one’s funeral expenses?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Mar 18, 2017 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Revised Code § 4123.66 authorizes the Bureau to pay reasonable funeral expenses in an amount not exceeding $5,500 if death results from a covered injury or occupational disease. The Bureau may reimburse anyone, whether that person...read more >>

What is DWRF?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Mar 17, 2017 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

DWRF is an acronym that stands for Disabled Workers Relief Fund. This fund was created to assist injured workers who have been declared permanently and totally disabled whose compensation rates have not kept pace with inflation...read more >>