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

If you are wondering what will happen at your first workers’ compensation hearing, you are not alone. Understanding the workers’ compensation hearing process is an important part of knowing what to expect at your hearing. One...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

After being injured on the job, workers often wonder what steps they need to take to file a workers’ compensation claim and begin getting the benefits they are entitled to. The workers’ compensation system can be...read more >>

Waiver of and Employes’ Rights to Participate in the Workers’ Compensation System is Prohibited

by Kara Dolan-West | Sep 08, 2014 | General Information

Ohio Revised Code § 4123.80 prohibits an employee from waiving rights to compensation or benefits under Ohio workers’ compensation laws. This prohibition is intended to prevent an employer from making an employee’s or a prospective employee’s...read more >>

How is Social Security Different from Workers’ Compensation?

by Kara Dolan-West | Apr 22, 2014 | General Information

Social Security Disability provides compensation to people incapable of working, if they meet certain requirements. In opposition, workers’ compensation involves a work-related injury that renders the injured employee disabled in some way. The requirements for each...read more >>