Ohio WC Guide: The Law

Ohio Workers’ Compensation Guide

The Law

Ohio Constitution Article II, Section 35 provides for Ohio’s workers’ compensation system.

Ohio Revised Code, Chapters 4121 and 4123 contain the statutes which govern the Ohio workers’ compensation system. Ohio Administrative Code, Chapters 4121, 4123 and 4125 contain rules the BWC and Industrial Commission adopted which further govern the system.

Courts decisions on workers’ compensation cases apply the law and may may affect whether an injured worker receives benefits. Our case index has summaries of Ohio workers’ compensation decisions.