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Workplace Injury

Ohio General Assembly Passes New BWC Budget

Fri Aug 6th, 2021 On , ,

The Ohio General Assembly recently passed House Bill 75, the new Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) budget. The appropriations made in this legislation are for two years, ending June 30, 2023. This bill provides authorization and conditions for operating the BWC’s programs, as well as makes changes to the Workers’ Compensation Law. There were several changes that were enacted in the law with this bill. First, the new law requires 26 weeks to pass after the last paid date of[...] read more

Ohio BWC Promotes Better You, Better Ohio Program

Wed Jul 14th, 2021 On , ,

The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) has recently introduced the Better You, Better Ohio!™ Program. Employers with 150 or fewer workers operating in high risk industries can enroll to participate. High risk industries are defined as: Agriculture Automative repair and service Construction Firefighting Healthcare Manufacturing Police and public safety Public employers Restaurant and food service Transportation and trucking Trash collection Wholesale and retail The program is being offered by Ohio BWC in conjunction with ActiveHealth Management, Inc. Once employers[...] read more

Coming and Going Rule

Winters in Northern Ohio can be long and brutal. Snow, ice, and freezing temperatures may create hazardous conditions in parking lots and on walkways. This past winter, a client slipped on snow in his employer’s parking lot, sustaining injuries extending from his neck down to his low back. Soon after the accident, he filed an industrial claim through the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. To this injured worker’s surprise, his claim was denied. He was mystified. As the fall occurred in[...] read more