When does a Workers’ Compensation Claim Expire in Ohio?

by Jacob Brandt | Dec 14, 2020 | Workers' Compensation

Typically, a claim will remain open and viable for five years from the last medical bill or compensation payment. However, there are instance where claims close well before the expiration of that five-year statutory period. Really...read more >>

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 new in Ohio Workers’ Comp? Governor DeWine approves changes to Ohio Workers’ Compensation System

by Kara Dolan-West | Jul 12, 2020 | In the News

On June 16th, 2020, Governor DeWine signed House Bill 81, effective making multiple changes to the Ohio workers’ compensation system.   The bill was originally intended to create coverage under the Ohio workers’ compensation system for...read more >>

The Bainbridge Firm Welcomes Robert Nemo

by Lauren Osgood | Jul 06, 2020 | General Information

We are excited to announce that Marion attorney, Robert Nemo has joined the Bainbridge Firm. Robert Nemo has been licensed in Ohio since 1979 and has maintained a practice in the Marion area for over 30...read more >>

How Much Compensation Can I Receive If My Employers Fails to Comply With a Specific Safety Requirement Causes My Injury?

by Jacob Brandt | Jun 15, 2020 | Workers' Compensation

As explained in our other blog posts, under Ohio Law there are specific safety requirements that employers are required to follow in order to ensure the safety of their employees. These requirements are codified under Ohio...read more >>

Is my employer allowed to pay me while I am off from work due to my injury?

by Lauren Osgood | May 14, 2020 | Workers' Compensation

Salary Continuation When an injured worker is entitled to benefits under their claim, an employer is permitted to pay wage loss to an employee. In order to notify the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation that this arrangement...read more >>

If I contract Covid-19, is it a compensable workers’ compensation claim?

by Jacob Brandt | May 03, 2020 | In the News

Ohio workers’ compensation allows for injuries such as occupational diseases and illnesses. This then begs the question: do I have a claim if I am exposed to COVID-19 at work? Factors to take into account: The...read more >>

What are the changes to Ohio Workers’ Compensation system during Covid-19 epidemic?

by Lauren Osgood | Apr 11, 2020 | Hearing Process

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Changes Due to Covid-19 The Industrial Commission has made several key changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first major change is the suspension of in-person hearings. Instead of an...read more >>

What happens if my Employer doesn’t pay workers’ compensation premiums in Ohio?

by Kara Dolan-West | Apr 07, 2020 | Hearing Process

Even if your employer fails to property pay workers’ compensation premiums while doing business in the State of Ohio, and you are injured in the State of Ohio, you will still be covered by the Ohio...read more >>

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 >>