Will I get fired if I file a claim?

by Lauren Osgood | Mar 06, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

Nobody goes to work and expects to get hurt. If you are injured on the job, you are probably most concerned with receiving treatment, getting back to work, and resuming your normal life. Many clients are...read more >>

What treatment services require pre-authorization?

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 06, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

The BWC’s MCO standardized prior authorization table Service Prior Authorization Required  No Prior Authorization Required Physical medicine services, including chiropractic/osteopathic manipulative treatment and acupuncture Yes Psychological services Yes Dental Yes Evaluation and management services Yes for...read more >>

The Ins & Outs of Temporary Total Disability | Bainbridge

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 20, 2018 | Temporary Total Disability Compensation

If you have been hurt at work, or contracted an occupational disease, you may find yourself unable to return to your former position of employment. Your restrictions may be totally disabling and may be temporary, with...read more >>

Injured workers don’t need to go at it alone

by Lauren Osgood | Jan 31, 2017 | Workplace Accidents & Injuries

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is the agency responsible for providing medical and wage replacement benefits to individuals who experience work-related injuries, disease or death. In the state of Ohio, workers have the right to...read more >>

Obesity can complicate workplace injuries, workers’ comp claims

by Andrew Bainbridge | Sep 11, 2015 | Workers' Compensation

We all know that obesity is a serious health problem, but millions of people in Ohio and throughout the U.S. struggle with this condition. It is estimated that one in three Ohio residents live with obesity,...read more >>

‘Managers told me to put mustard on it’: fast-food workers say burns are rampant, file OSHA complaints

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 19, 2015 | In the News

More than two dozen low-wage McDonald’s workers filed health and safety complaints against the fast-food chain on Monday, alleging that understaffing and time pressures in stores have led to burns, falls and other injuries, according to...read more >>

Ohio bill would allow workers’ compensation for PTSD

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 11, 2015 | In the News

COLUMBUS — Emergency responders diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder could be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits even if they don’t have physical injuries under proposed legislation being considered by an Ohio Senate panel. It would apply...read more >>

How chronic pain can affect your ability to work

by Andrew Bainbridge | Mar 03, 2015 | Workers' Compensation

If you’ve ever suffered a serious or catastrophic injury because of your job, then you know how long the healing process can take. It can take months or even years before you are even well enough...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 >>

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 >>