Can I Participate in Vocational Rehabilitation?

by Kara Dolan-West | Jan 31, 2020 | General Information

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation offers a number of programs and services to help Injured Workers return to the work force following an industrial injury. You are not required to participate in these programs, but participation may be worthwhile if you are willing and able to participate....read more >>

What Can I Do if the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and the Industrial Commission Have Denied My Claim?

by Lauren Osgood | Jun 18, 2019 | General Information

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 >>

What is my average weekly wage if I have an occupational disease and haven’t worked in years?

by Jacob Brandt | May 14, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

Many injured workers often wonder how it is determined what they will be paid in compensation. A very important figure in that determination is the injured worker’s average weekly wage (AWW). If the injured worker has...read more >>

What should I do once I have been released with restrictions?

by Lauren Osgood | Apr 22, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

Once your doctor has released you back to work with restrictions there may be some question about whether your employer must offer you a job within those restrictions. At the time when your doctor releases you...read more >>

What is the difference between SSDI and SSI?

by Casaundra Johnson | Mar 12, 2019 | Social Security Benefits

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are the disability programs managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA). While there are many differences between SSDI and SSI, three of the biggest differences are...read more >>

BWC New Rule on Behavioral Assessment Payment

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Sep 07, 2018 | Workers' Compensation

Until recently, medical treatment in workers compensation claims have been limited to treatment of conditions that are “allowed” in the claim.1  Allowed conditions are medical conditions that are proven to have resulted from a compensable work-related...read more >>

Social Security Benefits: Tips, Tricks, and What to Look out for

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Jun 06, 2018 | Social Security Benefits

In 2017, Two Million people in the United States applied for disability benefits, but only 762,141 were approved. This means that 4 in 10 applicants who claimed they were too disabled to work, met the Social...read more >>

A New Ohio Workers’ Compensation Wellness Program

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Mar 13, 2018 | Workers' Compensation Programs

The backbone of a successful business is its workers, and the backbone of Ohio is its workforce!1 The BWC hopes that through this program, Better You, Better Ohio!, Ohio workers will take ownership of their health and...read more >>

New Law Going Into Effect in April

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Mar 30, 2017 | In the News

Senate Bill 27 which passed in 2016, will go into effect April 6th. Under the firefighter-cancer presumption law, current and retired firefighters who suffer from various cancers will be able to receive workers compensation benefits. The...read more >>

Medical Exams Ordered by the BWC

by Kara Dolan-West | Apr 01, 2015 | Medical Care Benefits

Revised Code § 4123.53 permits the Administrator of the Bureau of Workers’ compensation or the Industrial Commission to compel any employee “claiming the right to receive compensation to submit to a medical examination, vocational evaluation, or...read more >>