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Voc Rehab: What It Is, and How It Can Help You

The goal of the workers’ compensation system is to help injured workers recover so they can get back to work as soon as it is safe to do so. But sometimes, injured workers may be left with ...
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Caution: The Time to File a BWC Claim is Cut to 1 Year

Substitute House Bill 27 was signed by the Ohio Governor on June 30, 2017. This bill made appropriations to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation for the biennium beginning July 1, 2017 and ...
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Update: Ohio Firefighter Cancer Presumption Law

The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation released the new C-265 form for firefighters, or their dependents, to apply for workers' compensation benefits when a diagnosis of cancer has been made ...
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Workers' Compensation Hearings - What to Expect

Hearings Before the Ohio Industrial Commission The workers’ compensation system can be complicated, time-consuming, and stressful. In addition to all the paperwork, there are hearings for just ...
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Big Brother Is Watching

It’s a good idea in general to keep your social media accounts private, but especially if you’ve been injured at work. You may just want to show your friends and family a cute picture of ...
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How a "Writ of Mandamus" Can Help You

What is a “writ of mandamus”? In Latin, it means “we command” or “we order.” A court issues a writ of mandamus to an official compelling performance of an act that ...
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Temporary Total Disability "Don'ts"

When you are receiving Temporary Total Disability (TTD) in your workers’ compensation claim, your doctor is certifying that you are temporarily unable to return to the job you held at the time ...
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Employment Law Questions & Answers

The attorneys at Zamora Law Office have been helping injured employees with their workers’ compensation claims for more than twenty years. Often our clients have other questions about their ...
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Ohio Supreme Court Denies PPD to Claimants Receiving PTD in the Same Claim

On December 30, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio granted reconsideration of the decision it had previously made on December 8, 2016 in the case of State ex rel. Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Servs., ...
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New Ohio Firefighter Cancer Presumption Law

New Ohio firefighter cancer presumption law. On January 4, 2017, Ohio enacted into law Substitute Senate Bill 27, also known as the “Michael Louis Palumbo, Jr., Act.” Sub. S.B. 27 makes ...
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House Bill 523 Legalizes Medical Marijuana in Ohio

House Bill 523 legalizes medical marijuana in Ohio effective September 8, 2016, and the new law is found ostensibly in Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3796. The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation ...
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Ohio Court of Appeals Reinstates Lump Sum Payments of Permanent Partial Loss and Loss of Use Awards

On May 12, 2016, the Cuyahoga County Court of Appeals (Cleveland), declared unconstitutional the portion of House Bill 487, which had amended Ohio Rev. Code 4123.57(B), thereby reinstating the payment ...
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Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund Changes Disability Rule

Columbus, OH (January 2016) - Charles Zamora, a workers' compensation attorney with a statewide practice representing police officers and firefighters before the Ohio Police & Fire Pension ...
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Ohio Workers' Comp Claims Can Be Settled Before They Expire

Columbus, OH (January 2016) - Charles Zamora, a workers' compensation attorney, encourages injured workers in Ohio to try to settle their workers' compensation claims before they expire. ...
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Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Updates ICD Codes

Effective October 1 st 2015, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has updated to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) from the previous ICD-9 to the new ICD-10 ...
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I've Been Injured at Work - What Should I Do?

From sprained wrists and mild concussions to broken bones and back injuries, any sort of on-the-job injury can take you right off the workforce. For many people who have suffered due to a workplace ...
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Temporary Total Disability

Temporary total disability compensation is a benefit payable under a workers' compensation claim when the industrial injury or occupational disease prevents the injured worker from returning to ...
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Compensation Rates Increase for 2014

For injured workers who sustain injuries or occupational diseases in 2014, their maximum rates of compensation will be as follows: The maximum weekly temporary total disability compensation rate is ...
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How long is your Ohio workers' compensation claim "open"?

A frequent question new clients ask is "How long is my workers' compensation claim open?" This is an important question because medical benefits and compensation cannot be paid in a ...
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Treating Providers Limited to 75% Payment For Retroactive Services, When

Effective January 1, 2013, medical providers may be limited to receiving only seventy-five percent (75%) of the applicable fee schedule amount if they provide medical services to an injured worker ...
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New OPERS Law

Effective January 7, 2013, the Ohio Legislature enacted new provisions affecting the rights of members of the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) seeking a disability retirement, as well ...
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Ohio Police & Fire - New Disability Benefit Application Form

On September 24, 2013, the Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund redesigned the Disability Benefit Application. Effective October 1, 2013, all new Disability Benefit Applications submitted to OP&F ...
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Postal Reform Act Would Cut Worker's Compensation for Federal Employees

Two senators, Tom Carper of Delaware and Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, have recently introduced new legislation to reform the U.S. Postal Service, which recently defaulted. Known as the Postal Reform Act of ...
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Loss or "Loss of Use" of Body Parts Due to Injuries

Have you suffered the loss (severance or amputation) or "loss of use" of a body part due to a work-related injury? Did you know that you can receive an award of compensation solely because ...
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Reduced Attorney Fees for Police Officers & Firefighters

If you are a current or retired police officer or firefighter and need representation in an Ohio workers' compensation claim, please be aware that our office provides a reduced contingent attorney ...
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