Workers’ Compensation

Can You Use Workers’ Comp if You Contract COVID-19 at Work?

by NPHM | October 26th, 2020

COVID-19 has been on everyone’s minds since early March 2020 when it began spreading through the U.S. Ohio alone has experienced tens of thousands of cases and thousands of deaths related to the virus. In addition to posing a serious health threat, the virus has also impacted the global, national, and local economy, and many […]

Do You Have to Use FMLA When You’re on Workers’ Comp?

by NPHM | October 19th, 2020

Whether you have a family or are just supporting yourself, it’s important to have a steady, reliable job. Suffering an injury or illness that’s severe enough to make it difficult or impossible for you to work can threaten your income and overall life stability. Thankfully, both the federal government and the state of Ohio have […]

What Conditions and Injuries Aren’t Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

by NPHM | October 12th, 2020

Provided they have at least one employee, all employers in Ohio are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. That insurance kicks in if one of those employees gets hurt on the job and can’t work and earn a paycheck. But while workers’ comp covers a wide variety of accidents, injuries, and illnesses, it doesn’t cover […]

What Are the Differences Between Workers’ Comp and Disability?

by NPHM | October 5th, 2020

You and your loved ones rely on your paychecks for just about every aspect of life, from food and shelter to clothing and entertainment. But earning those paychecks requires being capable of working, and certain injuries and illnesses can sideline you from your job for weeks, months, or even years. There are two types of […]

Questions From the Average Joe – Workers’ Compensation III

by NPHM | August 21st, 2020

Q: I’m a delivery driver and I was in a car accident while working. Is workers’ compensation my only option for compensation? A: You may have heard that workers’ compensation makes it impossible to sue when you’re hurt at work, but that is not always the case. Though the state Workers’ Compensation law does usually […]

Hurt on the job? Medical bills piling up?

by NPHM | July 24th, 2020

Q: I got hurt at work and filed for workers’ compensation, so why am I getting billed for the medical treatment I received? A: When you are injured on the job, the medical bills for the treatment you receive are supposed to be paid by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (MCO) or your self-insured […]

Questions from the Average Joe: Workers’ Compensation ll

by NPHM | June 24th, 2020

Q: I travel for work and I was injured out of state. Where should I file my workers’ compensation claim? A: Though many legal issues should usually be dealt with within the state in which they occurred (to put it simply—the detailed answer is much more complex), workers’ compensation does not follow this rule. Generally, […]

Knowing Your Options When Confronted with a Disability

by NPHM | June 19th, 2020

Work-related injuries can be devastating, resulting in lost wages, medical bills, and rehabilitation expenses. But determining what type of disability benefits may be available is just adding stress and delaying your recovery. Our Ohio workers’ compensation attorneys have experience representing a variety of injured employees from business professionals and students to construction workers and teachers. […]

Causes & Types of Injuries You Could Suffer When on the Job

by NPHM | May 22nd, 2020

Injuries can happen at any time and in any profession from a construction worker, healthcare provider, or rancher and farmer. Of course, some jobs have higher risk of injuries than others, but the same types of injuries occur. Therefore, workers’ compensation benefits are put in place to protect those who suffer from work-related illnesses or […]

Understanding Workers’ Compensation

by NPHM | April 24th, 2020

What is Workers’ Compensation? Every employer, with a few exceptions, is required by Ohio state law to provide workers’ compensation benefits for employees who suffer from work-related illnesses or injuries. These benefits are designed to cover lost wages, loss of future earnings, vocational rehabilitation expenses, and medical bills. In Ohio, employers can be state funded […]