Ohio Workers' Compensation
Does the Ohio BWC cover the cost of testing for diseases if I am exposed to blood or other bodily fluids while on the job?
In the realm of the Ohio's workers' compensation system, the procedures for addressing workplace injuries or occupational diseases are well-established. However, a unique scenario arises when a worker is exposed to blood or bodily fluids without sustaining a discernible injury. In such cases, the question arises: Will the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation provide coverage for the worker to undergo post-exposure diagnostic testing for the worker regardless of injury?
Do I Have to Give My Employer a Signed Medical Authorization and Complete a Medical Provider List?
If you get injured on the job and file a claim with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, you may receive a request from your employer, or its representative, asking that you sign blank medical authorizations so they can request your medical records. The employer may also request that you provide them with a list of all medical providers you have seen. Do you have to sign these?
How Much Money Will The Ohio BWC Pay Me If I Cannot Work?
When an injured worker is out of work under an Ohio workers’ compensation claim, the worker is entitled to receive weekly compensation benefits to compensate for the loss of wages the worker is experiencing by being unable to work. To figure out how much a worker will receive each week, we need to go through a few steps.
How Will I Get Paid If I Cannot Work Because Of My Injury?
You may be surprised to learn that if you are injured on the job and are unable to work, your employer is not obligated to pay you for your time off. Read more to find out what options are available under the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation system.
Does Ohio Workers' Compensation Cover Medical Testing When a Worker is Exposed to Drugs or Other Chemical Substances?
A distinctive situation emerges when a worker is exposed to drugs or other chemical substances while performing his/her work duties, but does not sustain an apparent injury. This prompts the question: Regardless of injury, does Ohio’s workers’ compensation extend coverage for workers who are exposed to drugs or other chemical substances to undergo post-exposure diagnostic testing?