What Can I Do if the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and the Industrial Commission Have Denied My Claim?

by Lauren Osgood | Jun 18, 2019 | General Information

Ohio Revised Code Section 4123.512 provides that an injured worker, denied benefits from both the BWC and IC, has the right to file into common pleas court to establish their right to participate in the workers compensation fund....read more >>

Am I covered by Ohio Workers’ Comp as a Minor?

by Kara Dolan-West | Jun 03, 2019 | Hearing Process

Minor Working  If you are underage, but working, you are still covered by Ohio workers’ compensation. Revised Code 4123.01(A)(1)(b)  indicates that minor workers receive the full protection of the workers’ compensation laws in Ohio and are...read more >>

What Do I Do If My Employer Tries to Charge Me Personal Time or Vacation Time for Missing an Employer Request Exam?

by Lauren Osgood | May 30, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

We have experienced disgruntled clients calling with concern that the Employer of Record required he or she to use personal or vacation time to attend an examination requested by the Employer......read more >>

What to expect at your first workers’ compensation hearing

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Feb 09, 2017 | Hearing Process

Knowing what to expect at your first workers’ compensation hearing is important in helping to understand how the workers’ compensation process works. When a hearing is scheduled, it is scheduled because the parties to the claim...read more >>

The Workers’ Compensation Bargain

by Kara Dolan-West | May 01, 2015 | General Information

The Workers’ compensation Act reflects a growing public sentiment that employees should receive compensation for work-related injuries and that compensation should be regarded as a charge upon the business in which the employee worked. Workers’ compensation...read more >>

The compensation bargain

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 07, 2015 | General Information

The Workers’ compensation Act reflected a growing public sentiment that employees should receive compensation for work-related injuries and that compensation should be regarded as a charge upon the business in which the employee worked. Workers’ compensation...read more >>

Ohio BWC provides grants to pay for new fire department equipment that reduces the risk of injuries

by Andrew Bainbridge | Dec 08, 2014 | In the News

Grants totaling more than $125,000 were recently received by the Deerfield Fire Department. One grant was used to purchase smoke and fire detectors available to Deerfield residents only. That grant, for $2,000, was from First Alert...read more >>

Ohio comp rates to decrease 9.1% in 2015 for local government workers

by Kara Dolan-West | Nov 17, 2014 | In the News

Government entities in Ohio will see workers compensation rates decrease at an average of 9.1% as of 2015, the board of directors of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ compensation announced. Combined with decreases from the past...read more >>

What is Workers’ compensation?

by Kara Dolan-West | Nov 10, 2014 | General Information

Workers’ compensation laws provide money and medical benefits to an employee who has an injury as a result of an accident, injury or occupational disease on-the-job. Workers’ compensation is designed to protect workers and their dependents...read more >>

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ compensation

by Kara Dolan-West | Nov 01, 2014 | Workers' Compensation

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ compensation (OBWC or BWC) provides workers’ compensation insurance coverage for employers and employees in the State of Ohio through a $22 billion fund. , OBWC is the largest exclusive state-operated and second largest overall provider of workers’ compensation...read more >>