First Report of an Injury, Occupational Disease or Death

Warning: Any person who obtains compensation from BWC or self-insuring employers by: knowingly misrepresenting or concealing facts, making false statements, or accepting compensation to which he/she is not entitled, is subject to felony criminal prosecution for fraud. (R.C. 2913.48)

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Injured Worker and Injury/Disease/Death Information
If no:

Benefit application release of information – I am applying for a claim under the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Act for work-related injuries that I did not inflict. I affirm that I elect to receive compensation and benefits under Ohio's workers’ compensation laws for my claim, and I waive and release my right to file for and receive compensation and benefits under the laws of any other state for this claim. I request payment for compensation and/ or medical benefits as allowable, and authorize direct payment to my medical providers. I permit and authorize any provider who attends, treats or examines me, the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission to release medical, psychological, psychiatric, pharmaceutical, vocational and social information. I understand this may include personally identifying information that is casually or historically related to my physical or mental injuries relevant to issues necessary for the administration of my claim to BWC, the Industrial Commission of Ohio, the employer in this claim, the employer’s managed care organization and any authorized representatives. My previous or future BWC claims may affect decisions made in this claim. Proper administration of the present claim may require BWC to share claims information with the employers of record (or their authorized representatives) and/or my authorized representative for any and all such previous or future claims. The released claims information may include any record maintained in my claim files.


Treatment Information


Employer Information

If treatment was given away from work site, provide the following: