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 >>

Permanent Total Disability compensation in Columbus

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Jan 30, 2017 | Permanent Partial Disability Compensation

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 >>

Finding and Choosing an Attorney for your Workers’ compensation Claim

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Jan 19, 2017 | General Information

Although there is no law which says you need to hire a lawyer, in practical terms and regardless of how you feel about attorneys, it is difficult to handle a workers’ compensation case on your own....read more >>

Ohio bill would allow workers’ compensation for PTSD

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 11, 2015 | In the News

COLUMBUS — Emergency responders diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder could be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits even if they don’t have physical injuries under proposed legislation being considered by an Ohio Senate panel. It would apply...read more >>

The compensation bargain

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 07, 2015 | General Information

The Workers’ compensation Act reflected a growing public sentiment that employees should receive compensation for work-related injuries and that compensation should be regarded as a charge upon the business in which the employee worked. Workers’ compensation...read more >>

compensation and benefits

by Kara Dolan-West | Feb 28, 2015 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Chapter 4123 of the Ohio Revised Code prescribes the amount and duration of compensation payable to a claimant. The Industrial Commission lacks the power to adopt rules and regulations establishing a rate of compensation other than...read more >>

Ohio Workers’ compensation In Automobile Accident Injury: High Court Rejects Dual Intent

by Kara Dolan-West | Nov 20, 2014 | In the News

On Oct. 21, the Ohio Supreme Court issued a decision regarding the dual intent doctrine, allowing employers to sleep just a little better at night. In Friebel v. Visiting Nurse Assn. of Mid-Ohio, Slip Opinion 2014-Ohio-4531, the...read more >>

New rule meant to speed treatment of injured workers

by Andrew Bainbridge | Nov 15, 2014 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has adopted a new rule meant to help injured workers get quicker access to medications needed to treat their injury. The rule allows injured workers to get prescriptions filled while...read more >>

If I render services in an emergency am I protected by the workers’ compensation fund?

by Kara Dolan-West | Oct 30, 2014 | General Information

Revised Code § 4123.025 extends workers’ compensation coverage to persons requested or ordered to perform public service in an emergency. This section does not include persons who are volunteers and covered under R.C. § 4123.03, and...read more >>

If you are an alien or non-resident in Columbus you may still be covered by the Ohio workers’ compensation system

by Kara Dolan-West | Oct 27, 2014 | General Information

The definition of “employee” under R.C. § 4123.01(A)(1)(b) expressly includes aliens, so no colorable distinction between workers exists on the basis of the alienage or citizenship. Even when an alien is subject to deportation, he or...read more >>