Supplemental Security Income for Children with Disabilities

by Kara Dolan-West | May 21, 2014 | Social Security Benefits

SSI makes monthly payments to people with low income and limited resources who are 65 or older, or blind or disabled. Your child younger than age 18 can qualify if he or she meets Social Security’s...read more >>

What if My Employer is Self-Insured?

by Kara Dolan-West | Apr 24, 2014 | General Information

Some employers are self-insured, thus they do not participate in, or pay into, the state insurance fund that supports workers’ compensation claims. Instead, self-insurers pay compensation and medical benefits directly to the injured worker. The self-insured...read more >>

How is Social Security Different from Workers’ Compensation?

by Kara Dolan-West | Apr 22, 2014 | General Information

Social Security Disability provides compensation to people incapable of working, if they meet certain requirements. In opposition, workers’ compensation involves a work-related injury that renders the injured employee disabled in some way. The requirements for each...read more >>

If my injury is my employer’s fault, can I sue my employer?

by Kara Dolan-West | Feb 08, 2014 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

After you are injured at work, you may wonder who is to blame for your injury. It may be a co-worker’s fault, or maybe you think that your employer could have taken steps to prevent your...read more >>

What is Social Security Disability Insurance?

by Kara Dolan-West | Dec 09, 2013 | Social Security Disability Insurance

Social Security Disability Insurance pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you are “insured,” meaning that you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes. To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits,...read more >>

What is Permanent Total Disability Compensation?

by Andrew Bainbridge | Nov 21, 2013 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Permanent Total Disability is defined by the Ohio Administrative Code as “the inability to perform sustained remunerative employment due to the allowed conditions in the claim.” O.A.C. §4121-3-34(B)(1). This simply means that an injured worker is...read more >>

What is Permanent Partial Disability Compensation?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Nov 21, 2013 | 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 >>

Settlement of a workers’ compensation claim

by Kara Dolan-West | Aug 06, 2012 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

The settlement of a workers’ compensation claim can be a way for an injured worker to receive a final monetary payment under the claim. Once a claim is settled, no further costs (medical or monetary benefits)...read more >>

Blurring the lines between TTD and PTD

by Andrew Bainbridge | Jul 05, 2012 | General Information

The roles of temporary total disability (TTD) and permanent total disability (PTD) are supposed to be separate and distinct. TTD is designed to compensate an injured worker for a loss of earnings while he or she...read more >>