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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.

Paying OSHA citations affects workers' compensation claims

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) may issue citations for violations of OSHA regulations in connection with workers' compensation accidents. Ohio employers should be aware that if they accept and pay these citations, it can lead to increased Workers' compensation payouts.

Unexplained falls may not be covered by workers' compensation

The Workers' Compensation system is predicated on the notion that employees, regardless of fault, should be compensated for injuries they sustain at work. However, the Ohio Second Appellate District Court recently stated that while this is generally the case, there is one exception to the rule -- unexplained falls.

OSHA's top 10 violations for fiscal year 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a list of the top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2017. They were recently announced at the National Safety Council's Congress and Expo in Indianapolis, but they equally apply to Ohioans.

Ohio Supreme Court expedites workers' compensation appeals

The Supreme Court of Ohio recently ruled that a 2006 state law designed to delay appeals in Workers' compensation cases is constitutional. The underlying case came before the Eighth District Court of Appeals after the Ohio Industrial Commission (OIC) awarded a Ford Motor Company employee Workers' compensation benefits for workplace injuries he suffered in 2009. The employee then complied with a law that essentially required him to file a complaint alleging that he could participate in the Workers' compensation fund.

How do I file a Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation appeal?

Workers injured on the job should report their injuries to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) as soon as possible. The BWC accepts claims filed by the employer, the employer's medical provider, managed care organization or legal representative. The claims will then be assigned a number and examined by a claims specialist.

Ohio BWC discusses its impact on the opioid crisis

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 78 people die every day from opiate overdoses. As the number of opiate overdoses continued to rise, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) responded with changes to its formulary program.

Ohio employers get $1 billion in workers' compensation rebates

The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) is returning more than $1 billion to 200,000 employers who paid premiums to help improve safety and reduce workplace injuries. An estimated $967 million is slated for private employers and $133 million to public employers in tax districts.

Seeking workers' compensation benefits for occupational illness

The nature of your job has a significant impact on your risk of an on-the-job accident. However, any person could be a victim of injuries suffered at work, whether that individual works at an office or on a construction site. One of the great risks you could be facing may not be the risk of injury, but rather the chance of contracting an occupational illness.

Workers' compensation benefits available in Ohio

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.

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