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March 2018 Archives

What aspects of mental functioning are assessed for SSD benefits?

The ability to work largely hinges on the brain's functionality. Ohio workers who suffer a brain injury or have some other neurological issue should be aware of the various factors that are considered by the Social Security Administration when determining if the applicant has sufficient mental functioning to be able to work.

What is subrogation in regard to workers' compensation?


Ohio workers who suffer injuries, incur medical expenses and are confronted with lost wages from injuries that did not occur on the job should be aware of subrogation and how it affects workers' compensation benefits. With subrogation, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation will collect benefits for injured workers if their injuries were caused by a third party. Often, for the worker to receive subrogation, there must be a settlement or a judgment against the party deemed at fault.

Workers' compensation and the claims hearing process in Ohio


While some Ohioans who suffer workplace injuries or a medical condition from their work will be approved for workers' compensation benefits, others will have their claims denied by the Bureau of Workers' Compensation and it is necessary to file an appeal. Simply being denied at the outset does not mean that the applicant will not be awarded benefits eventually. Understanding the claims hearing process and all of its aspects is imperative to receiving workers' compensation after a denial. When appealing a workers' compensation claim, the worker will have three levels in which to do so. The three levels are the district hearing officer, staff hearing officer and the commission.

Legal help is key for appealing workers' compensation denials


When an Ohio worker has a workplace accident and is injured, they will undoubtedly seek and expect to get workers' compensation benefits. However, not every case is as simple as filing the application, getting approved and receiving the medical care and other benefits that are part of workers' compensation. It is not unusual for the case to be denied for a variety of reasons. While this might instill fear in the worker who believes that the process is over and there is no alternative to get benefits, appealing can be effective. Having legal assistance is vital toward this goal.

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