Philip J. Fulton Law Office
Call For Your Free Consultation Today
614-929-3126 866-552-6353

December 2017 Archives

Backlog creates lag in Ohio Social Security disability decisions

Social Security Administration budget cuts have led to cost-saving measures such as hiring freezes and staff cuts. Those applying for disability benefits are now facing longer wait times due to such underfunding and inadequate staffing. Many Ohioans are left waiting months, sometimes years, to get a decision on their Social Security disability claims.

Appealing denied workers' compensation claims in Ohio

Ohio workers who suffer workplace injuries may file a workers' compensation claim with the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC). However, they may not be granted the compensation they deserve the first time around. Many workers' compensation claims are denied simply due to the complex nature of the system.

Working against a workers' compensation claim denial

If you were hurt at work, your situation may feel very overwhelming. A work accident could mean expensive medical bills and time away from work, and this could lead to financial duress for your Ohio family. For this reason, you may have valid grounds to seek workers' compensation benefits.

House passes the Ohio Workers First Act

The Ohio House of Representatives recently approved House Bill 380, the Ohio Workers First Act. This act would prevent undocumented immigrants from filing workers' compensation claims. The Ohio Workers First Act is designed to discourage employers from hiring undocumented immigrants by allowing injured workers to sue their employer if they can prove that the employer knew of their undocumented status. With no groups testifying in support of the bill, it generally lacks backing from businesses, labor groups and other officials, however it was still passed by the Ohio House.

OSHA extends deadline for electronic recordkeeping submissions

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has extended the deadline for electronic submissions of injury and illness records in accordance with its electronic recordkeeping rule. Originally, the compliance date was set for December 1, 2017 but OSHA has granted employers a two-week extension. The information must now be submitted by December 15, 2017.

Common reasons for disability claim denials

When a medical impairment keeps you from working, there is a lot at stake. Not only does this threaten your ability to care for your family -- it can be a direct threat to your financial well-being long into the future. Individuals like you have the right to seek benefits through one of the disability programs offered by the Social Security Administration. 

Ohio BWC and fire marshal address firefighter cancer

The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) and the Ohio fire marshal recently announced that they will work together to address the high rate of cancer among firefighters. They plan to provide grants to fire departments throughout the state for protective equipment and to provide funding for training, exposure prevention and the improvement of emergency responses - the BWC is allocating $1 million and the fire marshal has provided a $500,000 fund to advance these goals.

Email Us For A Response

Take The First Step And Contact Us Today

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Philip J. Fulton Law OfficeRepresenting Victims Of Workplace Injuries And Disability

89 East Nationwide Boulevard
Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215

Toll Free: 866-552-6353
Phone: 614-929-3126
Fax: 614-224-3933
Map & Directions
Our Office

Back To Top