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The Ohio Industrial Commission adopted Resolution No. R18-1-01, which rescinds resolutions that are no longer valid due to changes in the Ohio Revised Code, the Ohio Administrative Code, Ohio case law, and other policies adopted by the Industrial Commission. The effective date of the resolution is August 23, 2018. All IC Resolutions can be found under IC Policies or click here to view the new resolution.

Updates have been made to the Adjudications Before the Ohio Industrial Commission. Memos D8 and S11 have been updated and Memo F6, Orders Awarding Scheduled Losses has been added to the manual. Click here to open the PDF and review the changes.

Construction Project Near the Cleveland Regional Office
Customers and tenants in the Frank Lausche Building in Cleveland, Ohio have recently experienced some minor floor vibrations throughout the building. These vibrations are a result of the sidewalk demolition occurring on West Sixth Street outside of the building. The sidewalk demolition is part of the Tower City Bridge construction project. The demolition portion of this project will end soon and the vibrations should end, too. Click here to see the informational flyer regarding this project’s schedule as well as the traffic impact that will occur. 

IC Rules 4121-1-02 - Notice of Public Meetings and 4121-1-03 - Non-Adjudicatory Meetings of the Industrial Commission have been amended effective February 8, 2018. Visit IC Rules to view the PDFs.

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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.