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  • Ohio Workers’ Compensation Trials Likely to Resume in 2021

    By: Mark Barnes
    mbarnes@nullbugbeelawyers.com
    Under R.C. 4123.512, employers and claimants alike may appeal orders of the Industrial Commission regarding the allowance of a claim or condition to the common pleas courts.  Once the court has jurisdiction over the case, the case proceeds like any other civil litigation.

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  • Is the Ohio Industrial Commission Planning to Resume In-Person Hearings?

    By: Mark Barnes
    mbarnes@nullbugbeelawyers.com
    Since the Spring of 2020, the Industrial Commission has conducted hearings by telephone in light of the continuing health pandemic caused by the spread of COVID-19.  The Commission has yet to release any public statement about the resumption of in-person hearings.

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  • Proposed Workers’ Compensation Coronavirus/COVID Legislation Stalled in Committee

    By: Mark Barnes
    mbarnes@nullbugbeelawyers.com
    Shortly after the inception of the pandemic, Ohio state lawmakers got to work proposing legislation to cover coronavirus in the workplace.  House Bills 571, 573, 605, 633, 667, and 668 propose amendments to the occupational disease provision of the workers’ compensation statute (4123.

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  • Are Injuries Sustained at Home During Telework Compensable?

    By: Mark Barnes
    mbarnes@nullbugbeelawyers.com
    Since the onset of the pandemic in the Spring of 2020, the Director of the Ohio Department of Health, through its orders, has encouraged employers to permit “as many employees as possible to work from home by implementing policies in areas such as teleworking and video conferencing.

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  • Bugbee & Conkle is Open for Business!

    Even in a level 3 snow emergency Bugbee & Conkle is available normal business hours 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Call us on our regular business line, 419-244-6788, email us, or reach out on one of our social media pages. We are working remotely and attending hearings via telephone conferences. We hope you and your loved ones are all safe and warm.

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