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OhioBWC - Basics:  Claim Life Cycle

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Claim Life Cycle

Every claim goes through a progressive cycle, from the date the claim is reported to the date the claim is closed, this is called the “life cycle of a claim.”

BWC has identified the following phases to the life cycle:

  • Notification phase - a new injury is reported to BWC;
  • Initial Decision phase - gather information to determine if claim is allowed;
  • Outcome Management - determine extent of injury or disability;
  • Claim Outcomes - recognize any issues and handle claim to completion.

Click here for more information on the life cycle of a claim and to view life cycle chart.