For Ohio Employers: Ohio Workers' Compensation COVID-19 Update

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The Ohio Industrial Commission

During the changeover from in-person to telephonic hearings, some hearings previously scheduled on other subjects are being cancelled. In addition, hearing notifications may not indicate the telephonic nature of the proceeding and may contain a physical location that is not relevant to the claim. If you are unsure about whether a hearing will be going forward or how to insure the employer is represented, please contact your Vorys lawyer.

The Ohio Bureau Of Workers’ Compensation

The Ohio BWC issued an “FAQ” page, updated on Saturday, March 21, 2020. We recommend review of the BWC publication, which can be found at this link: FAQ 

Highlights of the BWC publication include:

For questions regarding whether employees qualify for compensation or other specific claim-related questions, please contact your Vorys lawyer.



Vorys attorneys and professionals are counseling our clients in the myriad issues related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  We have also established a comprehensive COVID-19 Task Force, which includes attorneys with deep experience in the niche disciplines that we have been and expect to continue receiving questions regarding coronavirus. Learn more and see the latest updates from the task force at vorys.com/coronavirus