What happens when my claim reaches a hearing with the Industrial Commission?

by Jacob Brandt | Aug 26, 2019 | Hearing Process

The OAC requires the scheduling of hearings before a district hearing officer from the Industrial Commission service office in the city nearest the claimant’s residence, or for out-of-state claimants, from the service office nearest the claimant’s home if the service office is within one hundred and fifty miles thereof, or in Columbus for those claimants who live more than one hundred and fifty miles from an Industrial Commission service office, unless otherwise directed....read more >>

What if my employer did not file safety rules resulting in my injury?

by Kara Dolan-West | Aug 19, 2019 | General Information

You may be surprised to know that Ohio’s workers’ compensation system is considered “no-fault.” This simply means that even if an injured worker is at fault for their injury they still are permitted to file a workers’ compensation claim....read more >>

What are vocational experts and what role do they have at hearings? | The Bainbridge Firm, LLC

by Casaundra Johnson | Apr 08, 2019 | Social Security and Disability Compensation

A vocational expert is an impartial expert witness with training, experience, and knowledge of the current labor market, the jobs available in the national economy, and skills needed to perform specific jobs. Vocational experts are almost...read more >>

What to expect at your first workers’ compensation hearing

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Mar 04, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

Knowing what to expect at your first workers’ compensation hearing is important in helping to understand how the workers’ compensation process works. When a hearing is scheduled, it is scheduled because the parties to the claim...read more >>

The Hearing Process

by Kara Dolan-West | Apr 02, 2018 | Hearing Process

Upon receiving a claim, the Industrial Commission is required to refer the file to an “appropriate district hearing officer” in accordance with rules adopted by the Commission under R.C. § 4121.36. The Ohio Administrative Code (OAC)...read more >>

What to expect at your first workers’ compensation hearing

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Feb 09, 2017 | Hearing Process

Knowing what to expect at your first workers’ compensation hearing is important in helping to understand how the workers’ compensation process works. When a hearing is scheduled, it is scheduled because the parties to the claim...read more >>

Litigation beyond the Industrial Commission hearing process | The Bainbridge Firm, LLC

by Andrew Bainbridge | Mar 06, 2015 | Hearing Process

Before further litigation proceedings can take place in the court system, the party must exhaust all administrative remedies first. This means going through the entire Hearing process at the administrative level which is explained in our...read more >>

Should I Agree to a Video Hearing for Social Security?

by Kara Dolan-West | Nov 07, 2014 | Social Security Benefits

SSA allows for judges in other regions to handle claims and conduct hearings via video teleconference (VTC).  The benefit of the VTC hearings are that the SSA can try to eliminate its backlog of claims.  Thus,...read more >>

If I live out of state, where will my hearing be held?

by Kara Dolan-West | Sep 26, 2014 | General Information

Pursuant to Ohio administrative Code 4121-3-09(C)(8), hearings for injured workers who reside outside of the state of Ohio and are located more than one hundred miles from an Industrial Commission of Ohio (IC) service office will be...read more >>

The Hearing Process

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Apr 07, 2014 | Hearing Process

Upon receiving a claim, the Industrial Commission is required to refer the file to an “appropriate district hearing officer” in accordance with rules adopted by the Commission under R.C. § 4121.36. The Ohio Administrative Code (OAC)...read more >>