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Coming Soon: New Ohio Industrial Commission Website Promises a Modern, User-Friendly Experience Full Story...

The Ohio Industrial Commission congratulates Toledo Claims Examiner Angie Thomas on being named Employee of the Month for August 2022. Full Story...

Akron Regional Office Relocation: The Akron Regional Office will be relocating in August from the third floor to the fifth floor of the Oliver R. Ocasek Government Office Building. To facilitate this move, no hearings will be conducted in Akron on Friday, August 12, 2022, Monday, August 15, 2022, and Tuesday August 16, 2022. Hearings will resume on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 in Suite 504 on the fifth floor.

The Commission has revised Memos D3, G3, L3 and S7 of the Adjudications Before the Ohio Industrial Commission. Click the link in the right side navigation panel to view the updated manual.

The Interpretive Services Request Form has been updated. Please select if you need an interpreter at an in-person hearing or via Webex.

Toledo Staff Hearing Officer Named July 2022 Employee of the Month. Congratulations to Julie Cole on being given the honor. Full Story...

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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.


ICON 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.


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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.