Ohio Workers’ Compensation Guide
Type of Claim
The type of claim depends on what happened to the worker.
An injured worker may have an injury claim. R.C. 4123.01(C) defines injury as
Any injury, whether caused by external accidental means or accidental in character and result, received in the course of, and arising out of, the injured employee’s employment.
Injury has a very broad definition. The definition does not require a specific incident or event. An injured worker can also receive workers’ compensation for a gradually developing injury, an injury which has occurred over a period of time.
An injured worker may have an occupational disease claim if they have a disease which either satisfies the R.C. 4123.01(F) occupational disease definition or meets the requirements of the R.C. 4123.68 occupational disease schedule.
If a worker died due to their employment, eligible dependents may have an R.C. 4123.59 death claim.