Appeals Process

Use the Industrial Commission Online Network (ICON) to file appeals online. A Guide to ICON with specific instructions is provided for your convenience.

No. A hearing is required only if there is a dispute between the injured worker and employer.

Notification will be mailed at least 14 days prior to a hearing. The notice will state the time, date, location of the hearing and issue or issues that are in dispute.

Attendance is not required, but it is recommended that all parties be present to give their side of the disputed issues.

Gather and prepare for submission all current medical reports and written witness statements prior to the hearing. Make sure you bring the original and two copies of any document you wish to submit. Be prompt. Several Industrial Commission hearings are scheduled each hour.

No. However, the injured worker and employer have the right to have representation if they so choose.

An order announcing the decision will be mailed to all parties.

Compensation and benefits are paid regardless of the injured workers' residence. However, hearings are only held in Ohio.