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 >>

Staff Hearing Officers

by Kara Dolan-West | Apr 02, 2014 | Hearing Process

The Staff Hearing Officer holds hearings and rules on disputed matters. A party unhappy with a District Hearing Officer decision can appeal to the Staff Hearing Officer (SHO). The Staff Hearing Officer hearing is the second...read more >>

Alphabet Soup: The parties in a workers’ comp case

by Kara Dolan-West | Dec 20, 2012 | Workers' Compensation Benefits

In a workers’ compensation claim, there are various parties that a claimant will come into contact with.  These parties, often shortened into various abbreviations, all serve different roles within the system. Here are just a few...read more >>