What if my injury prevents me from returning to work forever?

by Lauren Osgood | Apr 02, 2020 | Hearing Process

There are injuries that will prevent someone from returning to work forever. In Ohio, it is required that an injured worker not only be unable to return to their former job but that they are unable...read more >>

VA Disability Cost-of-Living Adjustment for 2020 & Updated Benefit Rate Tables

by Casaundra Johnson | Dec 09, 2019 | Social Security and Disability Compensation

Under federal law, cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) for VA compensation and pension rates are the same percentage as for Social Security Disability benefits.  This means that just like Social Security beneficiaries, disabled veterans will see a 1.6% increase in their monthly benefits for 2020 due to the rising costs of living.  The 1.6% increase went into effect on December 1, 2019; however, veterans will not actually see a change in the amount of their disability benefits until January 2020.  The following Rate Tables show the increased benefit rate for 2020....read more >>

Permanent Total Disability compensation in Columbus

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Jan 30, 2017 | Permanent Partial Disability Compensation

Permanent Total Disability is defined by the Ohio Administrative Code as “the inability to perform sustained remunerative employment due to the allowed conditions in the claim.” O.A.C. §4121-3-34(B)(1). This simply means that an injured worker is...read more >>

Statutory Permanent Total Disability Compensation in Columbus

by Kara Dolan-West | Oct 13, 2014 | Statutory Permanent Total Disability Compensation

Statutory permanent total disability compensation is different from permanent total disability compensation. Statutory permanent total disability compensation is granted to a person who has lost both eyes, both hands, both arms, both legs, or both feet,...read more >>

What is Statutory Permanent Total Disability Compensation?

by Kara Dolan-West | Nov 21, 2013 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Statutory permanent total disability compensation is different from permanent total disability compensation. Statutory permanent total disability compensation is granted to a person who has lost both eyes, both hands, both arms, both legs, or both feet,...read more >>

What is Permanent Partial Disability Compensation?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Nov 21, 2013 | Permanent Partial Disability Compensation

Permanent Partial Disability Compensation, commonly referred to as PPD, is a monetary award for residual disability. Residual disability is permanent damage/impairment that the worker experiences as a result of the injury. For example, let’s say that...read more >>

What is Permanent Total Disability Compensation?

by Andrew Bainbridge | Nov 21, 2013 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

Permanent Total Disability is defined by the Ohio Administrative Code as “the inability to perform sustained remunerative employment due to the allowed conditions in the claim.” O.A.C. §4121-3-34(B)(1). This simply means that an injured worker is...read more >>

Grain bins pose serious risks to OH farm workers

by Andrew Bainbridge | Aug 21, 2013 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

Workplace accidents happen all the time. While we often think of these accidents as happening in construction or industrial work, they can happen in any profession. The dangers posed by a workplace accident are many and...read more >>

Ohio manufacturer slammed with numerous safety violations

by Kara Dolan-West | May 31, 2013 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

A manufacturing plant is facing over $170,000 in fines after a recent OSHA inspection that revealed many of the same safety violations that were cited in previous inspections. Some of the citations in this instance involved...read more >>