If I contract Covid-19, is it a compensable workers’ compensation claim?

by Jacob Brandt | May 03, 2020 | In the News

Ohio workers’ compensation allows for injuries such as occupational diseases and illnesses. This then begs the question: do I have a claim if I am exposed to COVID-19 at work? Factors to take into account: The...read more >>

How do I get the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to Cover Treatment Related to My Work Place Accident?

by Jacob Brandt | Feb 07, 2020 | Medical Care Benefits

If the BWC denies the treatment request the injured worker then has the ability to appeal that decision thereby entitling them to a hearing before the Industrial Commission of Ohio to argue that the treatment should be covered....read more >>

Can I Participate in Vocational Rehabilitation?

by Kara Dolan-West | Jan 31, 2020 | General Information

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation offers a number of programs and services to help Injured Workers return to the work force following an industrial injury. You are not required to participate in these programs, but participation may be worthwhile if you are willing and able to participate....read more >>

How Do I Prove A Work Place Incident Caused My Injury?

by Jacob Brandt | Nov 01, 2019 | Eligibility

Injured workers in the state of Ohio often end up battling their employer and the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation to prove that they did in fact suffer an injury as a result of their work place accident. Many times we are asked “what do I need to show, to prove my work caused my injury?” The answer to this question is often times pretty intuitive. Essentially, there are two things that need to be shown; a medical expert must properly diagnose the condition that is being alleged and second, there must be evidence that shows that the work place incident caused the individual to suffer the given condition at issue....read more >>

If My Wages Are Decreased As A Result Of A Workplace Injury Can I Receive Compensation To Cover The Difference In Pay?

by Jacob Brandt | Sep 27, 2019 | Hearing Process

When an individual in the state of Ohio suffers a work place injury that creates a decrease in wages, there is compensation available to make up for that loss in pay....read more >>

8 common construction worker accidents

by Andrew Bainbridge | Aug 20, 2015 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

The Centers for Disease Control and prevent reported that more than 9 percent of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2009 were sustained by construction workers. That year, construction workers suffered 4.3 nonfatal injuries and illnesses...read more >>

Scaffolding collapse kills 3, death benefits may be possible

by Andrew Bainbridge | Mar 24, 2015 | Workers' Compensation

As some of our more regular followers know, we sometimes highlight news stories we think are applicable to our readers’ situations. Though some of these news stories come from our own state, sometimes we like to...read more >>

Worker Critically Injured When Pinned by Machine at Columbus Castings

by Kara Dolan-West | Oct 08, 2014 | In the News

Columbus, OH (WorkersCompensation.com) – A Columbus Castings worker suffered a broken back, a collapsed lung and partial paralysis of his left leg after becoming pinned in a machine at the steel foundry on April 22, 2014....read more >>

Workers’ families awarded $3.5 million after chemical accident

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Mar 20, 2014 | Workers' Compensation

Employers in Ohio and across the nation are required to provide employees with safe work environments, and this often requires proper safety training and gear in hazardous work environments. When employers fail to respect this very...read more >>

Workplace injuries decline, but severity increases

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Dec 18, 2013 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

Workplace accidents and injuries can be very serious for workers in Ohio. Work injuries are no laughing matter as many workers suffer long-term injuries every year in the state and across the country. Companies are supposed...read more >>