Ohio’s workers’ compensation system protects employees who are injured on the job by replacing lost wages while they recover. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (www.ohiobwc.com/) administers the law.
The system works as a no-fault guarantee. Employees who can show they were hurt while working can receive a portion of their earnings and paid medical care for their injuries. They needn’t prove that their employer was negligent. In exchange for the no-fault guarantee, workers can’t sue for negligence to collect far more than just lost wages and medical payments.
In some situations, employees aren’t eligible for workers’ compensation payments. For example, they can’t collect benefits if they’re injured:
- While intoxicated.
- As a result of willful failure to use any reasonable and proper personal protective device furnished by the employer.
- While attempting to injure themselves or unlawfully injuring...(register to read more)