How does Ohio Workers’ Compensation work if I live in a Different State?

by Casaundra Johnson | Jan 03, 2021 | Workers' Compensation

Many injured workers have questions about how their Ohio workers’ compensation claim will be impacted if they live and work in a different state. Under Ohio workers’ compensation law, injured workers will remain eligible for benefits...read more >>

Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits the Only Option if Injured at Work?

by Jacob Brandt | Dec 01, 2020 | General Information

If you are injured at work, you may be wondering what type of compensation you are entitled to.  Regardless of the cause of your workplace injury, the first step you should take is to file a...read more >>

How Much Compensation Can I Receive If My Employers Fails to Comply With a Specific Safety Requirement Causes My Injury?

by Jacob Brandt | Jun 15, 2020 | Workers' Compensation

As explained in our other blog posts, under Ohio Law there are specific safety requirements that employers are required to follow in order to ensure the safety of their employees. These requirements are codified under Ohio...read more >>

Is my employer allowed to pay me while I am off from work due to my injury?

by Lauren Osgood | May 14, 2020 | Workers' Compensation

Salary Continuation When an injured worker is entitled to benefits under their claim, an employer is permitted to pay wage loss to an employee. In order to notify the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation that this arrangement...read more >>

If I contract Covid-19, is it a compensable workers’ compensation claim?

by Jacob Brandt | May 03, 2020 | In the News

Ohio workers’ compensation allows for injuries such as occupational diseases and illnesses. This then begs the question: do I have a claim if I am exposed to COVID-19 at work? Factors to take into account: The...read more >>

How do I get the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to Cover Treatment Related to My Work Place Accident?

by Jacob Brandt | Feb 07, 2020 | Medical Care Benefits

If the BWC denies the treatment request the injured worker then has the ability to appeal that decision thereby entitling them to a hearing before the Industrial Commission of Ohio to argue that the treatment should be covered....read more >>

What do I do if my claim is denied? | The Bainbridge Firm, LLC

by Kara Dolan-West | Apr 01, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

Your claim may have been denied because you are missing a small piece of required information or medical support for your request. Or your claim may be denied because a legal question exists as to whether...read more >>

What treatment services require pre-authorization?

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 06, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

The BWC’s MCO standardized prior authorization table Service Prior Authorization Required  No Prior Authorization Required Physical medicine services, including chiropractic/osteopathic manipulative treatment and acupuncture Yes Psychological services Yes Dental Yes Evaluation and management services Yes for...read more >>

Back Pain and the Use of Opioids

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Feb 11, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

A tight, burning and stabbing sensation. Muscles spasms and tingling. The feeling of being electrocuted in the same spot repeatedly. Back pain comes in many forms. Millions of people experience the agony of back pain and...read more >>

BWC New Rule on Behavioral Assessment Payment

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

For an injury or illness to be covered in a workers’ compensation claim, must be either a physical injury or occupational disease that is related to the injured workers’ employment.  When the injured worker successfully proves...read more >>