OhioBWC - Basics:  How does a 'waiver' work?

How does a “Waiver” work?

A waiver is a way to speed up the claim process. House Bill 107 gave the parties to a claim the ability to waive their right to appeal an Order issued by BWC or the IC.

When all parties agree to waive their appeal rights on a BWC Order, the fourteen-day appeal period automatically expires. The waiver does not affect any past or future Orders pertaining to the claim file. The signed waivers of appeal rights can be submitted to BWC on a Request for Waiver of Appeal (C-108), by letter or fax.

The parties to a claim may inform BWC by telephone that they wish to waive their appeal rights. However, the appeal period is not waived until a written request is received.