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The Ohio Industrial Commission (IC) is considering amendments to Ohio Adm. Code 4121-3-18 and 4121-15-03. A Public Hearing will be held on July 19. Full Story...

The IC Rule 4125-1-01 - Wage Loss Compensation has been amended effective June 26, 2017. Click here to view the PDF.

Updates have been made to the Adjudications Before the Ohio Industrial Commission. Memos D5, D8 and E2 have been updated in the manual. Click here to open the PDF and review them.

IC Meeting Minutes Now Online. Published minutes can now be found on the Industrial Commission Meeting Minutes section.

Fall Statewide Hearing Officer Training Agenda Available Now. The IC has released the agenda for the 2017 Statewide Hearing Officer Training that will be held on Monday, September 11, 2017 in Lewis Center, Ohio. 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.

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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.

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.

Contact

We're here to help! Call, fax or email us at askIC@ic.ohio.gov with questions and concerns.

Forms

Download individual PDFs of IC forms.

IC Policies

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.

“I’ve been working with the IC for years and have had a very positive experience. The staff is very respectful and committed to treating everyone fairly. The staff works hard to understand what you need and gives an extra effort to do what they can to help.” 

Attorney Mark McCarthy
Poling Law