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Ohio Workers Compensation Hearing Overview

by Dean Pavick on January 6, 2017

Ohio Workers’ Compensation Hearings Discussion   Attorney Dean G. Pavick of Pavick & Pavick L.P.A.  discusses Workers’ Compensation hearing at the Ohio Industrial Commission. Hearings are scheduled to decide all types of disputed issues in Ohio Workers’ Compensation claims. Issues can involve the initial allowance of the claim, allowance for additional work injuries and conditions […]

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Permanent Total Disability/Death Claim Award:Silicosis

by Dean Pavick on December 6, 2016

Our client worked for a number of years at a foundry. In 1979, we won our client’s Ohio workers compensation case in court for contaction of silicosis as an occupational disease. In 1989, we had our client declared permanently and totally disabled by the Ohio Industrial Commission. In 2013, our client died from the listed causes […]

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One of my jobs as an Ohio workers compensation attorney is to monitor my clients’ claims for additional conditions. Most Ohio workers compensation claims involve state fund employers in which the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation(BWC) pays for medical treatments and makes compensation payments to the injured worker. The claim is initially allowed for certain conditions by […]

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The Ohio Constitution and workers’ compensation laws grant the employer immunity from negligence lawsuits brought by employees who suffer injuries in the course of and arising out of employment with that employer. The first exception is where there is a non complying employer who fails to establish or maintain workers compensation coverage or fails to […]

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This week I received a phone call from an injured worker on an Ohio workers compensation claim who suffered a serious work related knee injury last year, underwent three knee surgeries, continues to receive temporary total disability compensation, and, who may be released to return to work in the near future with permanent work restrictions […]

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The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation(BWC) and Ohio industrial Commission recently came out with a new rule on wage loss compensation effective 2-14-14. The new rule is 10 pages long and significantly increases the burden upon injured workers applying for this type of compensation. The 2006 wage loss statute itself is only 3 short paragraphs […]

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Statistics show that most on the job injuries in Ohio are uncomplicated minor injuries requiring little medical treatment with full recovery within a short period of time. However, in certain cases, “minor” injuries can be more serious than originally thought or can develop into more serious conditions. Cuts and scrapes can become infected. Deep bruises […]

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Twenty-first century internet access to Ohio workers compensation documents, information and forms has given injured workers powerful tools to assist them in processing their workers compensation claims. No longer does the claimant generally have to go down to the local BWC office and file a claim application, personally file documents or review their paper claim […]

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