Veterans Disability: What is Individual Unemployability Compensation?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Nov 08, 2019 | Veterans

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 The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Nov 01, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

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 >>

What do I do with leftover pain medication after a work injury?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Oct 25, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

Governor DeWine has initiated a program to help injured workers dispose of unused pain medication. Pharmacies in Ohio will soon offer biodegradable bags to ensure the safe disposal of any opioids that go unused after a work injury....read more >>

Social Security Benefit Increases for 2020

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Oct 16, 2019 | Social Security Benefits

The Social Security Administration recently announced that the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits will increase again in 2020 due to the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). Social Security and SSI beneficiaries can expect a 1.6 percent increase in benefits in 2020 due to inflation and the rising cost of living....read more >>

What is Subrogation?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Sep 30, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

Have you suffered an injury at work involving a third party? For example, were you injured while driving for the employer and endured an accident involving another person or company? Were you working for your employer, but suffered an injury on another person or company’s property? The Bainbridge Firm may be able to answer your questions and concerns....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 The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Sep 27, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

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 The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Sep 20, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

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 >>

Will my spouse and children receive benefits if the Social Security Administration finds me disabled?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Sep 10, 2019 | Social Security Benefits

If the Social Security Administration determines that you are disabled and eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, your spouse and children may be eligible for benefits as well.  Benefits paid to a disabled person’s family members are called auxiliary benefits, and eligibility for these benefits depends on several factors....read more >>

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

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Aug 26, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

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 The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Aug 19, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

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 >>