The Ohio House recently passed House Bill 27, which contains the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) two-year budget. While the budget bill now goes to the Senate, the following aspects of the bill are promising for Ohio employers: Statute of Limitations Change An injured worker currently needs to file a workers’ compensation claim within two years of the injury date or forever be barred from pursuing said course. However, House Bill 27 requires filing within one year of the date of injury. Although most claims are filed within the first year anyway, this change would weed out older claims that can be difficult to prove or disprove. Continue reading this post on our BT Currents blog.