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 >>

Non-complying Employers: Do I Still Get Compensated for My Injury?

by Kara Dolan-West | Aug 14, 2014 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

An employee who works for a non-complying employer may still seek workers’ compensation benefits from the Surplus Fund. The fact that a non-complying employer fails to pay into the Workers’ Compensation Fund is not justification to...read more >>

Death of the Claimant

by Kara Dolan-West | Apr 28, 2014 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

The right of an injured employee to receive benefits is separate from any right of his or her dependents to receive benefits upon the employee’s death. The injured employee’s right to benefits arises at the time...read more >>

Ohio printing company cited by OSHA for safety violations

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Apr 25, 2014 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Many residents of the state of Ohio must work to get by financially. While it is possible that any of those workers could be injured in the course of performing a task tied to their job,...read more >>

Was she working or on an errand? Ohio Supreme Court to decide

by Kara Dolan-West | Apr 17, 2014 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Many employers in Ohio provide workers’ compensation benefits to their employees. While workers’ compensation is governed by Ohio law, many workers and often employers, and even lawmakers, may find the terms and limitations of benefits to...read more >>

What is a fast track settlement? Now that the fast track program is no longer available, how can I settle my claim?

by Kara Dolan-West | Apr 16, 2014 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

, a C240 Settlement Agreement and Application for Approval of Settlement Agreement form must be filed with the Ohio BWC. The parties to the claim – the injured worker, employer, and the BWC – must agree...read more >>

What is VSSR?

by Kara Dolan-West | Apr 11, 2014 | VSSR Benefits

VSSR stands for “violation of a specific safety requirement.” In order to be entitled to receive a VSSR award, a claimant must establish that his of her injury resulted from the employer’s failure to comply with...read more >>

Tina Fey’s broker accepts fault for workers’ compensation error

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Apr 10, 2014 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Ohio residents may have heard that actress Tina Fey, well known for her roles in “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock,” has received a lot of criticism in the press recently. She made headlines for allegedly...read more >>

Can I settle a claim if I am incarcerated?

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 12, 2014 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Injured workers with dates of injury on or after August 22, 1986, cannot receive workers’ compensation benefits while incarcerated. Therefore, BWC will not settle a claim if you are incarcerated or if BWC learns you will...read more >>

Managed Care Organization decisions

by Kara Dolan-West | Feb 13, 2014 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Managed Care Organizations, also known as MCOs, are required to look at three factors when determining whether or not medical suppliers and services should be covered. Payment of medical supplies and services are made only when...read more >>