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 >>

What are the changes to Ohio Workers’ Compensation system during Covid-19 epidemic?

by Lauren Osgood | Apr 11, 2020 | Hearing Process

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Changes Due to Covid-19 The Industrial Commission has made several key changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first major change is the suspension of in-person hearings. Instead of an...read more >>

Am I required to accept a light duty job offer if it does not follow my work restrictions?

by Kara Dolan-West | Dec 09, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

Injured workers often find themselves faced with the difficult decision of returning to work within a different position than which they were working prior to their injury. If you are currently on temporary total disability compensation and have work restrictions that may enable you to return to work in a different capacity than the position you were working when injured, you should contact your employer about returning....read more >>

Can I Call Witnesses to Testify At My Workers’ Compensation Hearings?

by Jacob Brandt | Nov 25, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

Injured workers often wonder if they are able to call witnesses to testify on their behalf at hearings before the Industrial Commission of Ohio. So long as the witness has information pertinent to the issue being adjudicated, they are free to provide testimony at a hearing. Witnesses called to testify before the Industrial Commission of Ohio are free to provide factual information relevant to the adjudication of a claim. ...read more >>

Can I Receive Compensation if I am an Independent Contractor?

by Lauren Osgood | Nov 15, 2019 | General Information

Even if you are classified as an “independent contractor,” you may still qualify for Workers’ Compensation benefits. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation may determine that a person designated as an independent contractor is legally an employee and is therefore entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits. The BWC is focused on the level of control that an employer has over a worker, even if that person is classified as an independent contractor....read more >>

How Do I Prove A Work Place Incident Caused My Injury?

by Jacob Brandt | Nov 01, 2019 | Eligibility

Injured workers in the state of Ohio often end up battling their employer and the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation to prove that they did in fact suffer an injury as a result of their work place accident. Many times we are asked “what do I need to show, to prove my work caused my injury?” The answer to this question is often times pretty intuitive. Essentially, there are two things that need to be shown; a medical expert must properly diagnose the condition that is being alleged and second, there must be evidence that shows that the work place incident caused the individual to suffer the given condition at issue....read more >>

What do I do with leftover pain medication after a work injury?

by Kara Dolan-West | Oct 25, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

Governor DeWine has initiated a program to help injured workers dispose of unused pain medication. Pharmacies in Ohio will soon offer biodegradable bags to ensure the safe disposal of any opioids that go unused after a work injury....read more >>

If My Wages Are Decreased As A Result Of A Workplace Injury Can I Receive Compensation To Cover The Difference In Pay?

by Jacob Brandt | Sep 27, 2019 | Hearing Process

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....read more >>