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OHIO WORKERS ON TEMPORARY TOTAL BEWARE – DON’T LOSE BENEFITS!

OHIO WORKERS ON TEMPORARY TOTAL BEWARE ! If you say you have no intention of returning to the workforce, your temporary total disability benefits will be terminated.

A new program started by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is being used to cut down on paying injured workers continuing temporary total disability by sending the […]

By |April 2nd, 2014|Workers' Compensation|Comments Off|

Voluntary Abandonment of Employment acts as a Bar to Receiving Ohio Workers’ Compensation Money

Voluntary Abandonment of Employment acts as a Bar to Receiving
Ohio Workers’ Compensation Money
for Temporary Total Disability or Permanent Total Disability
 Employees injured by an Ohio Workers Compensation accident must be aware of the Voluntary Abandonment of Employment issue that is being used to bar payment of Temporary Total Disability and/or Permanent Total Disability compensation.

The bottom […]

By |March 2nd, 2014|Workers' Compensation|Comments Off|

There is No Offset between Ohio Work Comp Temporary Total Disability and O.P.E.R.S. Disability

We see many questions coming across the internet from people receiving TTD wondering if there is an offset against their OPERS disability money. The answer is NO OFFSET.

People working for a public employer are covered under the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System. In the event of a disability OPERS award, any funds obtained are not reduced by compensation received through an Ohio Workers’ Compensation.

For more information, feel free to contact Mike Gruhin, Board Certified […]

By |January 27th, 2013|Workers' Compensation|Comments Off|

I’m Worried About Being Found MMI by the OhioBWC !

People who are injured on the job in Ohio and are unable to work normally receive temporary total disability (TTD), which is a wage replacement paying a percentage of your full weekly wage and your average weekly wage.

However, as its designation states, it is TEMPORARY total disability. So, it will end at some time in the future when your condition reaches maximum medical improvement (MMI). MMI is reached at a point where medical treatment will not improve your medical condition – basically you […]

By |December 30th, 2012|Workers' Compensation|Comments Off|

OHIO WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LUMP SUM SETTLEMENT – IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?

OHIO WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LUMP SUM SETTLEMENT
IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?
When should an Ohio Workers’ Compensation Claim be settled and how much is your OhioBWC claim worth?

Every day, Injured Workers seek information on what is the settlement value for their particular claim. They are probably wondering when a Workers’ Compensation Claim should be settled and […]

By |November 23rd, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off|

OHIO WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LUMP SUM SETTLEMENT – IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?

OHIO WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LUMP SUM SETTLEMENT
IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?
When should an Ohio Workers’ Compensation Claim be settled and how much is your OhioBWC claim worth?

Every day, Injured Workers seek information on what is the settlement value for their particular claim. They are probably wondering when a Workers’ Compensation Claim should be settled and how much is the claim worth? The problem with that question and the results of internet searches just won’t give you the answer because.

Let […]

By |November 23rd, 2012|Workers' Compensation|Comments Off|

Ohio Workers’ Comp – Amputations, Loss of Use, Facial Disfigurement

Ohio Workers’ Comp – Amputations, Loss of Use, Facial Disfigurement

The Ohio BWC compensates injured workers for amputation injuries, loss of use awards, loss of vision, loss of hearing, and facial disfigurement. In the case of such disabling work injuries, representation by a Board Certified Ohio Workers’ Compensation Specialist Attorney should be obtained. Currently, the Ohio Work Comp System is highly litigated and an unrepresented work injury victim just can’t go it alone and expect all […]

Did Your Employer’s Violation of a Specific Safety Rule Cause Your Workplace Accident?

Did Your Employer’s Violation of a Specific Safety Rule Cause Your Workplace Accident?

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Division of Safety and Hygiene established Specific Safety Rules to protect Ohio’s workers from unsafe work practices. If a Specific Safety Rule has been violated, the injured worker has the right to seek an additional monetary award through a VSSR (Violation of a Specific Safety Rule) Application.

Some common safety rule violations are:

Removal or absence […]

By |August 4th, 2012|Workers' Compensation|Comments Off|

8-17-12 Effective Date for Major Change to the OhioBWC C-84 Process – Be Prepared – Don’t Jeopardize your TTD !!

Effective 8-17-12 Two (2) new forms will be used by the Ohio BWC for the payment of temporary total disability. Make sure you are prepared for the change so your TTD payments are not jeopardized.

The current C-84 Form was a two-sided form. On the front, the injured worker completed information stating last date worked, the fact that he/she was still not working, responding to some other miscellaneous information, and signing and dating the form. The injured worker’s doctor then completed the […]

By |August 4th, 2012|Workers' Compensation|Comments Off|

High Court May Weigh In on Police Taking DNA

High Court May Weigh In on Police Taking DNA
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday signaled its interest in resolving a clash over the constitutionality of laws that authorize police to take DNA samples from people who have been arrested but haven’t been convicted of a crime. Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. suspended an April ruling by Maryland’s highest court that struck down one such law, writing that there was a “fair prospect” the Supreme Court would reverse the Maryland Court of Appeals if the […]

By |August 1st, 2012|General Topic|Comments Off|

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