Workers’ Compensation

If you have suffered a work-related injury or illness, you will face mounting medical bills, weeks of recovery resulting in lost wages and, when necessary, rehabilitation time and expenses. Seldom do we get up in the morning and think our workplace is unsafe, but unfortunately, workplace accidents and injuries do occur. When you have suffered an injury in the workplace or you have a medical condition that is related to your work, you have the right to be compensated. The first step is always to report the incident to your employer who will notify their insurance company. The insurer has a responsibility to offer you some benefits for legitimate claims which may include:Stairs

  • Temporary Total Disability
  • Wage Loss Benefits
  • Permanent Partial Disability Benefits (PPD)
  • Permanent Total Disability (PTD)
  • Disabled Workers’ Relief Fund (DWRF)
  • Facial Disfigurement (FD)

The reality is that all too often, workers’ compensation claims are denied which leaves workers not only frustrated but unsure as to where to turn. For most Ohio employees, their best option is to work with a skilled workers’ compensation attorney.

Ohio Workers’ Compensation Laws

While there are a few exceptions, nearly every worker in Ohio is entitled to certain benefits under workers’ compensation attorney. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC), states that injured workers have some of the following rights:

  • An independent medical examination
  • Have full access to your records; online and in person
  • Appeal any claim denials to BWC, Ohio Managed Care Organizations (MCO), or the Industrial Commission of Ohio (IC)
  • Have your approved medical bills paid
  • Receive timely payments
  • Hire an attorney to represent you

As a worker who has been injured on the job, you need someone who will protect your rights. When your claim is denied and needs to be appealed, you want a capable aggressive Ohio workers’ compensation attorney on your side. You are entitled to collect benefits for your legitimate claim and if you are uncertain about the process or your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, contact The Martin Law Firm at our Dayton Ohio office at (937) 503-7788 or our Columbus Ohio office at (614) 769-7534 immediately for assistance.