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.
- Gathering Information
- Processing the Claim
- Occupational Disease
- Medical Benefits
- Wage Loss
- Additional Information
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 10: Permanent Total Compensation
S.B. 27, which became effective April 6, 2017, added a new fire fighter’s cancer presumption to the schedule of occupational diseases.
R.C. §4123.68(X) now provides that fire fighters who contract cancer after at least six years of hazardous duty contracted the cancer due to their employment if they were
exposed to an agent classified by the international agency for research on cancer or its successor organization as a group 1 or 2A carcinogen.
The BWC has adopted a new form for fire fighters pursuing such claims. The fire fighter must file the new BWC form, the Presumption of Causation for Firefighter Cancer (form C-265), along with the FROI-1. (Updated: May 11, 2017)