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 >>

Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits For A Psychological Condition?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Aug 12, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

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....read more >>

The New Claims Process for VA Appeals

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Aug 06, 2019 | Veterans

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....read more >>

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

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | 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 The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | 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 >>

Can I Receive Social Security Disability and Veteran’s Disability Benefits at The Same Time?

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

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....read more >>

Do I Qualify for DWRF Benefits?

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

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 The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Jun 18, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

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 >>