What Not To Say To a Workers’ Comp Doctor

What not to say to a workers' comp doctor

You just suffered a painful injury at work in Ohio. After filing for your workers’ compensation benefits, you sigh as you think about what comes next after this workplace injury. Your employer will insist that you undergo an Independent Medical Exam (IME) with a workers’ compensation doctor. This is due to the staggering annual payout […]

Working From Home Workers’ Compensation

working from home workers compensation

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, approximately 42% of all U.S. employees now work from home. This staggering statistic highlights just how much changes in terms of employment law. Even though remote employees now do their work from home, many are still entitled to the same benefits and coverage they would normally receive. If you sustain […]

How Do I Check On My Workers’ Comp Claim Status?

how do i check on my workers comp claim status

After an injury at work, it is in your best interest to file a claim as soon as possible. But after your claim is filed, what then? How do you know if your case is moving forward and how do you know where to go from here? In this post, our experienced Ohio workers’ compensation […]

Workers’ Comp Cases That Also Involve a Personal Injury Claim

personal injury vs workers' comp

There are many instances when an employee can file both a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury claim at the same time. These two claims may even arise from the same accident. Two of the most common circumstances that lead to dual claims include car accidents and construction accidents. Many people often assume it […]

Can I use my own doctor after an Ohio workplace injury?

When an Ohio worker is injured on the job or contracts an occupational sickness, their exclusive legal remedy is filing a workers’ compensation claim. Of course, the most important thing is that the employee receive medical care as soon as possible, followed by providing notice of the injury to their employer and starting the workers’ compensation […]

Maximum medical improvement under Ohio workers’ compensation law

An injured worker is found to have reached maximum medical improvement (MMI) when his/her condition has stabilized, and despite continued medical treatment their condition is not likely to improve. Basically, an employee collecting TT because of a work injury or occupational disease may reach a point medically when they will not improve any more – […]

Ohio Senate to consider workers’ comp coverage for first responders’ PTSD

On Feb. 12, the Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill 74-22 that would provide workers’ compensation for peace officers, paid and volunteer firefighters, and emergency medical workers who get post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the course of their lifesaving work. The legislation is now before the state Senate and, should it pass, would create an exception […]

6 common misconceptions about workers’ compensation

Sustaining a job-related injury or developing an occupational illness can be devastating. After all, if you cannot work, you may not be able to provide for yourself and your family. Fortunately, the Ohio’s workers’ compensation program provides a means for injured workers to receive lost wages and payment of medical bills. There is a great […]

How to apply for workers’ compensation in Ohio

If you suffer an injury at work, you can file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, including coverage of the cost of your medical recovery and lost wages. Understanding how to apply for these benefits and the general process can help you avoid problems and protect your future. This blog post will cover the general […]

Construction workers at high risk for electrocution

If you work construction in Ohio, you likely spend your days working around or with electrical equipment and tools. Unfortunately, this puts you at great risk for suffering a fatal or nonfatal electrocution injury. If you are familiar with the “Fatal Four” list put out by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the causes from which construction […]

3 things police officers should know about workers’ compensation

Police officers protect the public from harm. Their primary responsibility is ensuring that people can go about their days safely by enforcing laws. However, police officers quickly fall victims to the conditions of their job. They may start to develop medical conditions relating to stress, repetitive injuries and ultimately, injuries incurred during the commission of […]

3 things to do if you sustain an injury at work

Like most of your neighbors, you go to work every day to provide for your family. When you are at the job site, you try to do your best to stay safe. While working smartly can likely decrease your odds of sustaining an injury, you may not be able to avoid one forever. The workers’ […]