What can I expect in a hearing before the Ohio Industrial Commission (BWC)?

by Kara Dolan-West | Oct 09, 2020 | Hearing Process

When an injured worker suffers an injury at work, navigating the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation system can be stressful and challenging. Depending on the types of issues occurring within an individual claim, many matters may end...read more >>

What is a VSSR Claim and What Happens After I File One?

by Jacob Brandt | Dec 30, 2019 | VSSR Benefits

Under Ohio Law, there are a specific set of safety requirements that employers are required to follow in order to ensure the safety of their employees. These requirements are codified under Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 4123:1. This section of the Ohio Administrative Code provides clear and distinct requirement that employers are obligated to follow. These rules are similar in nature to the rules set by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)....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 >>

What Can I Do if the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and the Industrial Commission Have Denied My Claim?

by Lauren Osgood | Jun 18, 2019 | General Information

Ohio Revised Code Section 4123.512 provides that an injured worker, denied benefits from both the BWC and IC, has the right to file into common pleas court to establish their right to participate in the workers compensation fund....read more >>