Industries & Practices
Workers’ Compensation & Safety (OSHA)
We help both state-funded and self-insured employers control these often significant costs.
With decades of experience before the Ohio Industrial Commission and the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, we address both common and complex issues faced by employers in the workers' compensation system.
Our experience with typical matters includes:
- Injury, occupational disease and death claims
- Treatment and compensation requests
- Applications for permanent partial awards and permanent and total disability
- Applications for violations of specific safety requirements (i.e., VSSR claims)
Additionally, we handle complex issues, including:
- Start-up applications for coverage or and winding down of businesses
- BWC audits
- Employee classifications/misclassifications regarding independent contractors or other employees
- OSHA compliance
- Premium adjustments or assessments
Our attorneys also assist employers in the process to become self-insured and have also provided valuable input in the formation of policies and changes to Ohio’s statutory authority through their work with the BWC Rules Advisory Committee.
Breach of fiduciary duty under workers’ compensati...
Defended a client against a claim of breach of fiduciary duty under Ohio workers’ compensation laws governing self-insured employers. Secured a favorable settlement and avoided re-opening wor...More
Protection of BWC funds
Pursued injunctive relief against the Ohio Office of Budget and Management (OBM) on behalf of several national and state trade associations to prevent the OBM from using up to $2 billion in Oh...More
BWC adjudicating committee
Successfully argued cases before the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s Adjudicating Committee on independent contractor issues, re-rates due to gross misrepresentation and imp...More
Cost control on workers' comp claims
Used both aggressive and strategic techniques to help a new client with multiple derailed claims get their claims costs under control. For example, fighting to have only the necessary treatment all...More
Temporary total compensation termination
Successfully terminated temporary total compensation causing an overpayment of almost $20,000 through use of external surveillance and social media.More
Reduction of school district's liability
Worked with the Ohio Attorney General's Office to reduce a school district's liability for a common pleas court settlement to zero dollars. The school district paid nothing to have the case...More
Protection of Ohio employer rights
Advise employer organizations on the potential impact of House and Senate bills, as well as rule changes proposed by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation and Industrial Commission of O...More
$0 settlement for employer in workers' compensatio...
Worked with the attorney general's office to reduce a school district's liability for a common pleas court settlement to zero dollars. The school district paid nothing to have the case dismissed wi...More
How OSHA and the BWC recommend employers manage COVID-19 and the need for personal protective equipment in the workplaceMore
Bricker recognized in 2019 “Best Law Firms” national and regional rankings
Bricker & Eckler LLP has once again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings. This year, five of Bricker’s practice areas received a national ranking and 39 practice areas received a regional ranking.More Nov 1, 2018