Welcome to the Industrial Commission
Industrial Commission Meeting Minutes Now Online. Published minutes can now be found on the Industrial Commission Meeting Minutes section.
Save the Date! The 2017 Statewide Hearing Officer Meeting has been scheduled for Monday, September 11, 2017 at the Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center, 100 Green Meadows Drive South, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035. Registration information will be forthcoming.
Revised Hearing Officer Manual Gets a New Name. After 22 months of reviews and revisions, the Ohio Industrial Commission has announced the release of the newly-named “Adjudications Before the Ohio Industrial Commission.” Full Story…
The IC-INT and IC_12 forms have been recently updated. Click on the “Forms” quick link at the top of the page to view the new versions.
About the Industrial Commission
The Ohio Industrial Commission (IC) conducts over 130,000 hearings annually and most of these hearings take place within 45 days of the original claim appeal. What does that mean to you? It means you can expect great customer service as we provide a forum for appealing Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) and self-insured employer decisions.
Our mission: Serve injured workers and Ohio employers through expeditious and impartial resolution of issues arising from workers' compensation claims and through the establishment of adjudication policy. Throughout the appeals process, the Industrial Commission assists parties via our toll-free customer service and TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) phone lines, our askIC@ic.ohio.gov general email address, by providing interpreting services, and with assorted Web services.
Hearings on disputed claims are conducted at three levels within the Commission: the district level, the staff level, and the Commission level. The Governor appoints the three-member Commission and the Ohio Senate confirms these appointments. By previous vocation, employment or affiliation, one member must represent employees, one must represent employers and one must represent the public. The executive director manages the agency’s day-to-day operations.
While BWC is responsible for collecting workers' compensation insurance premiums, overseeing the insurance system, and paying out compensable claims, the IC is responsible for:
- Providing a forum for fair and impartial claims resolution
- Conducting hearings on disputed claims
- Adjudicating claims involving an employer's violation of specific safety requirements
- Determining eligibility for permanent total disability benefits
To learn how the IC works to resolve disputed claims, see The Appeals Process.
I.C.O.N. is your online resource for managing your hearing file. Logon to file appeals, objections, continuances, cancellations, request services, and view or add documents to your hearing folder.
We're here to help! Call, fax or email us at askIC@ic.ohio.gov with questions and concerns.
Download individual PDFs of IC forms.
Get the information you need to comply with IC rules, resolutions, policies and guidelines.
The Appeals Process
Confused about the process or what is expected of you? Visit the Appeals Process section to learn the ins and outs of workers’ compensation claims and hearings.