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Proposed bill would reform Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

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.

Memorial for Ohio firefighter who improved workers' comp law

An Ohio fire captain recently passed away from an aggressive form of brain cancer called glioblastoma multiforme. He worked for the Beachwood Fire Department and for the Willowick Fire Department for over twenty years. This fire captain leaves behind not only a wife and five children, but also a legacy. He was an advocate for firefighters suffering from occupational diseases and was successful in getting legislation passed earlier this year that provides easier access to compensation.

Ohio allocates $44 million for workplace safety

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.

The basics of workers' compensation benefits in Ohio

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.

Comparing SSDI and workers' compensation

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.

Can professional athletes get workers' comp? You may be surprised.

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.

Appealing the denial of a workers' compensation claim

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.

Recovering damages from a third party for work-related injuries

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.

Rights of injured workers in Ohio

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.

The anatomy of workers compensation wage loss benefits

Workers in Ohio who are injured on the job are eligible for several types of benefits under the state's workers compensation system. Perhaps the most important workers compensation benefit is remuneration for lost wages and diminished future earning capacity. This post will explain the nature of these benefits.

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