2018 Ohio Workers’ Compensation News

Updated: June 26, 2018

2018 Ohio Workers’ Compensation News

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Court

June, 2018

  • The Ohio Supreme Court held that the Ohio BWC and Industrial Commission have continuing jurisdiction to modify awards beyond two years. Read more >>

Court

May, 2018

  • The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that subrogation applies when a third party claim is settled before the workers’ compensation claim is allowed. Read more >>

Administrative

April, 2018

  • The Ohio BWC will lower the worker’s compensation premium rates assessed to Ohio private employers by an additional 12 percent. The new rates will take effect beginning July 1, 2018.

Administrative

March, 2018

  • The BWC has adopted a new rule, O.A.C. 4123-6-32 – Payment for Lumbar Fusion Surgery, which requires injured workers to undergo conservative care for at least sixty days before having a lumbar fusion surgery. There are exceptions for conditions requiring immediate intervention.

Administrative

February, 2018

  • The DWRF monthly amount for 2018 is $1,656.14. The weekly DWRF amount for 2018 is $381.14.

Administrative

January, 2018

  • See the 2018 rates for Ohio workers’ compensation awards on our rates page.