Understanding Social Security’s Continuing Disability Reviews

by Casaundra Johnson | Apr 02, 2020 | Social Security and Disability Compensation

Individuals who have applied for Social Security disability benefits know how difficult it is to get approved for benefits.  However, most disabled beneficiaries are surprised to learn that even after they have been approved for benefits,...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 >>

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 >>

Repetitive Injuries and Workers’ Compensation

by Andrew Bainbridge | Mar 04, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

If you’ve ever performed a job that required you to repeat the same motion over and over again, then you may not have realized that you could have seriously damaged your muscles and connective tissue in...read more >>

Common Construction Worker Accidents

by Andrew Bainbridge | May 10, 2018 | Workers' Compensation

The Centers for Disease Control and prevent reported that more than 9 percent of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2009 were sustained by construction workers. That year, construction workers suffered 4.3 nonfatal injuries and illnesses...read more >>

Can I be compensated for sustaining an injury on my way to a medical exam ordered by the BWC?

by Kara Dolan-West | Apr 03, 2015 | Medical Care Benefits

A Court of Appeals has held that injuries sustained by the claimant while traveling to or from a Bureau medical examination are compensable “as being directly and approximately caused by circumstances that arose out of employment...read more >>

Is an injury compensable if the employee was engaging in recreational or social activity during the time of the injury?

by Kara Dolan-West | Jan 02, 2015 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

The type of activities conducted on the employment premises is often determinative of the course of employment issue. Injuries sustained during recreational and social activities on the employer’s premises have generally been held to be compensable....read more >>

Am I Eligible for Benefits If I Was Performing A Public Service?

by Kara Dolan-West | Aug 22, 2014 | Workers' Compensation

The Ohio Revised Code extends workers’ compensation coverage to persons requested or ordered to perform public service in an emergency. The section does not include persons who are volunteers, and application of the code is expressly...read more >>