As an unpaid intern or apprentice, am I covered by Ohio Workers’ Compensation?

by Kara Dolan-West | Sep 22, 2020 | Workers' Compensation

As an unpaid intern or apprentice, you may still be entitled to workers’ compensation coverage if you are injured on the job. Ohio’s General Assembly extended workers’ compensation coverage to apprentices engaged in formal training programs...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 >>

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 do I do with leftover pain medication after a work injury?

by Kara Dolan-West | Oct 25, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

Governor DeWine has initiated a program to help injured workers dispose of unused pain medication. Pharmacies in Ohio will soon offer biodegradable bags to ensure the safe disposal of any opioids that go unused after a work injury....read more >>

Seeking Medical Care After a Work-Related Injury

by Andrew Bainbridge | Mar 28, 2018 | Workers' Compensation

In addition to reporting the injury, seeking medical care after the injury is perhaps one of the most important things to do at the beginning of workers’ compensation claims. Obtaining medical care creates documentation of the...read more >>

What is an intentional tort?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Mar 07, 2017 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

R.C. 2745.01 defines an intentional tort as occurring where an employee’s injury occurred because the employer acted “with the intent to injure” or “with the belief that the injury was substantially certain to occur.” The statute...read more >>

The Top 3 Workers compensation Claims

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Jan 30, 2017 | Workers' Compensation

Though there are many causes for needing to start a workers comp claim, there are some injuries that are seen happen more frequently in the work place. The top three injuries: Strains and Sprains Cuts or...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 >>