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Workers' compensation is designed to get injured workers the financial support they need as quickly as possible after an on-the-job injury. Compensation may be available to cover medical bills, lost wages and other costs. In fact, you may be entitled to benefits you were not aware of, including benefits that your employer and the Bureau of Workers' Compensation will not tell you about.
Securing the benefits that you are legally entitled to can be a challenge, and no one should attempt to navigate the complexities of the workers' compensation system alone. You cannot afford to walk away and leave benefits or compensation on the table.
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Straight Answers from Ohio Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
After your workplace accident, you and your family probably have a lot of questions about your injury. Our workers’ compensation lawyers understand Ohio’s labor laws, and we understand what you're going through. We have decades of experience handling some of the toughest workplace accident cases in Ohio, and we know how the workers’ compensation system works here.
We hope you will find the answers to your questions below. If you don’t – or even if you do – contact us. We can personally explain the specifics about your case to you and answer any questions you might have about your on-the-job accident.
What should I do if I get hurt at work?
If you are injured on the job, you need to take two immediate steps: notify your employer and see a doctor. We recommend notifying your employer in writing so that you have a record - otherwise, your employer may later try to claim that you did not make an appropriate notification. Follow your company's procedures for reporting on-the-job injuries, and remember that you need to notify your manager or supervisor, not a coworker. Even if you feel fine, you could have an internal injury with delayed-onset symptoms, so be sure to see a doctor. Seeking medical attention allows you to document your injury and will help with your potential claim. Make sure you tell the doctor that you were hurt on the job.
How are workers' compensation claims paid in Ohio?
Ohio is one of a few states considered "monopolistic states" in workers' compensation. This means that the state uses a single provider, the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC), to underwrite workers' compensation claims. The Ohio BWC is the second-largest workers' compensation provider in the nation and the largest exclusive state fund.
How does workman's compensation work in Ohio?
Under Ohio law, all employers are required to offer workers' compensation benefits to their employees. In some states, employers with only a small number of employees are not required to provide workers' compensation, but in Ohio, even a business with only one employee is required to provide workers' compensation for that employee. You’re entitled to full payment of medical bills for treatment related to your on-the-job injury or occupational disease.
Why should I hire a workers compensation lawyer?
Most Ohio workers know that workers' compensation is available to them if they’re injured, but they don’t know exactly how the system works. If you haven’t already been through it before, you could risk getting less compensation than you deserve – when you need it most. You need to know all of your options when you’re hurt on the job and hiring a lawyer can help you get the most from your workers' compensation claim. We can help you get a higher Ohio workers’ compensation claim settlement.
How much is a typical workers' compensation settlement?
Even though we’ve recovered millions for injury victims, every workplace accident case is different. Settling a workers' compensation claim is a complex process that requires a thorough understanding of the law as well as the long-term implications of your injury. That's why it's incredibly important that you approach negotiations with an experienced attorney on your side. We can help you understand your legal options, determine whether a settlement may be in your interests, and represent your interests in settlement negotiations to fight for all of the compensation you need.
More Than 150 Years of Combined Experience Fighting For Our Clients' Rights
Over the years, the workers' compensation system has become more and more adversarial. A good attorney has to know how to fight for his or her clients. We do. Our attorneys practice in multiple areas of law to better hone their litigation skills so that our firm can put forward the aggressive and effective cases that win for our clients.
We provide exceptional workers' compensation representation to clients facing:
- Debilitating workplace injuries that cause income loss and other difficulties
- Construction injuries caused by accidents and overuse
- Injuries that occur while working in the health care industry
- Repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome
- Injuries suffered as temporary employees
We also provide guidance in the following areas:
- Workers' comp appeals
- Understanding how the workers' compensation process applies to you
- Settling claims after an injury
- Resolving situations involving denied benefits
- Understanding what types of injuries qualify for benefits
When you have been injured on the job, take immediate action to protect your rights. Turn to our attorneys to ensure that you obtain the benefits you and your family will need.
Why should you hire a workers' compensation lawyer? Learn more about the difference between working with us and filing for compensation on your own.
Contact the Dayton Workplace Injury Lawyers of Hochman & Plunkett
To schedule a free initial consultation, call 937-684-4607 in Dayton, 513-276-4022 in Cincinnati, 937-688-2551 in Springfield, 937-524-0115 in Troy or toll free at 877-623-6863.