Ohio AFL-CIO Workers’ Compensation Manual

Ohio AFL-CIO Workers’ Compensation Manual

The Ohio Workers’ Compensation Manual helps union workers’ compensation representatives understand the Ohio workers’ compensation system to better represent injured workers. You can order copies of the Manual from the Ohio AFL-CIO. This page provides updates to the 2017 Ohio Workers’ Compensation Manual, and links to useful information.

Chapter 1: Overview

Industrial Commission Resolution R04-1-01 sets forth the standards of conduct for non-attorney representatives.

Our Workers' Compensation Timeline provides a history of the Ohio workers' compensation system.

Chapter 2: Gathering Information

Links to the internet sites discussed in Chapter 2 are available from our links page.

Chapter 3: Evidence

The Commission's web site includes the Medical Examination Manual.

Chapter 4: Processing the Claim

If you need to contact someone at the BWC or Industrial Commission, you can search for state employee phone numbers on the Department of Administrative Services phone search site.

Chapter 11: Medical Benefits

Find your employer's MCO through the BWC's Employer /MCO look-up.

Find MCO prior authorization information, and MCO contact information, by downloading the MCO directory from the BWC's website.

Chapter 13: Wage Loss Compensation

For more information see: our summary of the wage loss rule and the text of the wage loss rule.