BWC Budget Bill Fails to Pass Due to Disputes About PTSD Claims and Citizenship Information on First Report of Injury Form

The Ohio House and Senate failed to reach agreement on the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Budget Bill.  On June 30th the chambers approved a 30-day budget extension for the BWC in the form of SB172. The House version of the BWC Budget Bill included a  provision that would allow first responders to file claims for … Continue reading BWC Budget Bill Fails to Pass Due to Disputes About PTSD Claims and Citizenship Information on First Report of Injury Form

PTSD Claims for First Responders: Opening Pandora’s Box?

Ohio law has long held that employees are not covered under the workers' compensation system for mental conditions that do not arise from a physical injury.  Provisions in the  BWC budget bill (Sub. H. B. No. 80-passed by the Ohio House on June 5, 2019) could change that.  If Ohio legislators watch "Tomb Raider: The … Continue reading PTSD Claims for First Responders: Opening Pandora’s Box?