Workers' compensation is a system that compensates employees for workplace injuries. Contrary to other types of personal injury claims, workers' compensation does not provide compensation for pain and suffering. The two types of compensation available under workers' compensation in Ohio are medical benefits and wage benefits.
The largest state-run workers' compensation insurance fund in the country could be reformed per a proposed state bill. An Ohio State Representative recently announced plans to introduce a bill that would change the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation in several ways. The proposed bill would increase workers' compensation benefits for families of workers killed on the job, change benefits for some disabled workers and rebrand the BWC with a new name.
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) recently approved the plan that it introduced in March of this year to set aside $44 million for workplace safety and wellness. The state will be awarding these funds over a two-year period of time to specific small businesses and workers with certain workplace injuries.
Workers' compensation benefits are important benefits for injured workers and their families, however, injured workers may not always understand what benefits are available to help them after they have been injured in a workplace accident. Injured workers may be left needing help with medical bills and lost earnings. It is also an important concern for workers that they receive the best medical care possible and that their medical bills are paid for.
Ohioans who suffer from serious illnesses or injuries that limit their ability to work often consider seeking workers' compensation benefits or Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Unfortunately, these people are often uncertain about whether they are eligible for benefits under either or both of these programs. This post will examine the essential differences between the two programs.
A lot of people are surprised to learn that most professional athletes have traditionally been allowed to collect workers' comp benefits when they are injured playing sports - especially since many of these athletes make millions of dollars a year.
An injured Ohio worker who applies for workers' compensation benefits may find that the claim has been denied. A common question in such cases is, "What next?" In other words, is there an appeal process? And what agency hears such an appeal? Can the worker take the case to court? The post will review the appellate processes available under the Ohio workers' compensation system.
All Ohioans who suffer a work-related injury are entitled to receive benefits according to the formula prescribed by the state's workers compensation code. These payments are made in lieu of amounts the worker might recover in a lawsuit against the employer even if the employer were liable for the injury. Many times, however, a work-related injury is caused by the negligence of a third party. This post will examine the rules for recovering damages from such a third party.
Workers in Ohio who are injured while working are entitled to a number of benefits under the state's workers' compensation laws. Ohio's Bureau of Workers' Compensation has published a pledge of the rights to which an injured worker is entitled. This post will summarize those rights with one caveat: the entitlement to workers' compensation benefits and the amount of those benefits may often involve complicated legal, factual or medical questions for which professional assistance may be required.