Is Worker’s Death Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

by Jacob Brandt | Mar 31, 2020 | Permanent Partial Disability Compensation

Under Ohio law, if an individual in Ohio dies as a result of a job-related injury or illness, his or her dependents have to ability to file a claim with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation...read more >>

How Much Will I Receive in Death Benefits? How Much Will My Children Receive in Death Benefits?

by Kara Dolan-West | Jul 30, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

The unfortunate tragedy of losing a loved one to a workplace accident can be devastating. The Ohio Revised Code requires that in the case of injury or occupational disease, causing the death of an employee, benefits shall be paid to the surviving spouse and children of the deceased....read more >>

Bumble Bee Foods LLC, 2 Others Held Liable For Worker’s Death

by Andrew Bainbridge | May 07, 2015 | Workers' Compensation

On October 11, 2012, the eyes of our entire nation were focused on the state of California where a catastrophic industrial accident claimed the life of a 62-year-old worker at a Bumble Bee Foods LLC plant...read more >>

Apportionment of death benefit

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 25, 2015 | General Information

If there is more than one wholly dependent person at the time of the workers’ death, R.C. § 4123.59(B) requires the Industrial Commission to apportion the award among all such dependents. The Industrial Commission may apportion...read more >>

Who counts as a “dependent” for death benefits purposes?

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 23, 2015 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

A claim for death benefits under R.C. § 4123.59 requires proof that the claimant is a dependent of a decedent whose death was caused by a work-connected injury or occupational disease. A dependent is generally “one...read more >>

Widow of Ohio Construction Worker Granted 23 Years’ Worth of compensation

by Kara Dolan-West | Dec 10, 2014 | Spousal Survival Benefits

The widow of an Ohio worker who died hours after his workplace injury should receive more than 23 years’ worth of workers compensation benefits for the loss of his limbs, sight and hearing in the period...read more >>

Death of the Claimant

by Kara Dolan-West | Apr 28, 2014 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

The right of an injured employee to receive benefits is separate from any right of his or her dependents to receive benefits upon the employee’s death. The injured employee’s right to benefits arises at the time...read more >>

Ohio woman killed in tragic work-related accident

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Aug 13, 2012 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

A 50-year-old woman who was a longtime employee of Glatfelter, a paper manufacturer, died in a work-related accident in Ohio. The accident happened last week in the facility’s wood yard but additional details regarding how it...read more >>

Construction accident kills worker in Kent, Ohio

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Apr 02, 2012 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

In a very unfortunate job-related accident in Kent, Ohio, last week, a 49-year-old construction worker was killed. The man was working at a jobsite when he became pinned between a backhoe and a pile of concrete...read more >>