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  • Have You Heard of Kids’ Chance of Ohio?

    Kids’ Chance of Ohio is dedicated to raising money to provide scholarships for children who have had a parent rendered permanently and totally disabled or fatally injured as the result of an Ohio work-related injury or illness.  Kids’ Chance of Ohio had a rough fundraising year.  Their 2 biggest fundraising events were cancelled.  Our colleagues in the workers’ compensation industry have asked us to help spread the word of this all-volunteer organization.

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  • Ohio House Bill 308 for First Responder PTSD Claims Now In Effect

    By: Mark Barnes
    mbarnes@nullbugbeelawyers.com
    As we previously reported, in January of 2021, Governor Mike DeWine signed Ohio House Bill 308, which provides for compensation and benefits to public safety officers (a.k.a.

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  • When Will the Ohio Industrial Commission Resume In Person Hearings?

    By: Mark Barnes
    mbarnes@nullbugbeelawyers.com
    In the last 30 days, the CDC changed its mask guidance and pronounced that fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear masks.  On June 2, 2021, the Ohio Department of Health’s COVID-19 order will expire, which means individuals and business will no longer be required to have social distancing and mask protocols.

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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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  • Industrial Commission of Ohio Announces In-Person HearingsRead more

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  • The Path Forward: Legal & Safety Considerations to Prepare Your Workplace for Return Amid the COVID-19 PandemicRead more

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