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 >>

Ohio Workers’ compensation Rates

by Kara Dolan-West | Jan 19, 2015 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Year1 Temporary Total Max. & Wage Loss Max.2 Amputation Award3& Death Max.4 Temporary Total Min. & Permanent Partial Max. Permanent Total Max.5 2015 $862.00 $862.00 $287.33 $862.00 $574.67 2014 $849.00 $849.00 $283.00 $849.00 $566.00 2013 $838.00...read more >>

How to Proceed With a VSSR Claim

by Kara Dolan-West | Dec 05, 2014 | VSSR Benefits

pursuant to Ohio Administrative Code § 4121-3-20(A), the Industrial Commission requires a claimant to file an application for an additional safety award within two years of the injury, death, or inception of a disability resulting from...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 >>

compensation and Benefits

by Kara Dolan-West | Oct 22, 2014 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Chapter 4123 of the Ohio Revised Code prescribes the amount and duration of compensation payable to an injured worker. The Industrial Commission lacks the power to adopt rules and regulations establishing a rate of compensation other...read more >>

Statutory Permanent Total Disability Compensation in Columbus

by Kara Dolan-West | Oct 13, 2014 | Statutory Permanent Total Disability Compensation

Statutory permanent total disability compensation is different from permanent total disability compensation. Statutory permanent total disability compensation is granted to a person who has lost both eyes, both hands, both arms, both legs, or both feet,...read more >>

Temporary Total Disability Compensation for Columbus Workers

by Kara Dolan-West | Oct 10, 2014 | Temporary Total Disability Compensation

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

Permanent Partial Disability Compensation for Columbus Workers

by Kara Dolan-West | Oct 09, 2014 | Permanent Partial Disability Compensation

Permanent Partial Disability Compensation, commonly referred to as PPD, is a monetary award for residual disability. Residual disability is permanent damage/impairment that the worker experiences as a result of the injury. For example, let’s say that...read more >>

Municipal Volunteer Policemen and Firemen are Covered by the Fund

by Kara Dolan-West | Sep 01, 2014 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

The definition of “employee” includes regular members of lawfully constituted police and fire departments of municipal corporations and townships, whether those members are paid for their services or volunteer, and whether they serve within the state...read more >>