If My Wages Are Decreased As A Result Of A Workplace Injury Can I Receive Compensation To Cover The Difference In Pay?
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.
What if my employer claims I am an independent contractor and not covered by their Workers’ Compensation Coverage?
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.
Will my spouse and children receive benefits if the Social Security Administration finds me disabled?
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.
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.
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.
Many individual in Ohio are subjected to working in extremely stressful and dangerous work environments. Understandably so, many workers in Ohio will develop psychological conditions as a direct result of the stressors associated with their job.
Congress passed the Appeals Modernization Act (AMA) in 2017, in an effort to modernize the claim and appeals process, improve notification of VA decisions, speed up the processing of claims, and decrease the number of backlogged appeals. A pilot program for the new claims process was implemented after Congress passed the AMA and allowed veterans to opt into the new claims process before it went into effect on February 19, 2019.
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.
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.
It is possible to receive disability benefits from both the Social Security Administration (Social Security) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). However, receiving disability benefits under one program does not necessarily mean it will make it easier to get benefits under the other program.