What are the top 6 reasons someone in Ohio would have filed a BWC claim in 2017?
Who is entitled to file a BWC claim in Ohio? And when should one file the BWC claim? Anyone can file the BWC claim as long as he/she has suffered a job-related injury or illness. Once the accident occurs, the worker is entitled to receive compensation from the employer or the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. In most cases, the employee will receive the benefits from worker compensation system. Here are some top ten reasons why someone in Ohio would have filed a BWC claim in 2017.
If the injury occurs while at work
If in the past, an employee was involved in an accident while at work, He/she is entitled to compensation for the injury provided there is evidence. In this case, the employee will file a BWC claim demanding for the full benefit by the employer.
Where the employee had at first filed a claim and later on was denied, by BWC he/she is entitled to file another appeal for the same claim. In this case, the employee will have to look for an attorney because there is a lot of paperwork. The appeal is presented to a hearing officer who finally gives the final decision concerning the appeal.
Compensation for the time an employee was absent form work.
A majority of workers will file a claim demanding the compensation for that particular time he/she was off from work, maybe because he/she was in the hospital. Most employers will only compensate the employee for the medical bills and fail to pay the employee for that time the employee was not at work. Thus there will be a need to file a BWC claim.
Since someone is unable to sue his/her boss, he/she will opt to file a BWC claim demanding for payment of compensation and medical bills.
Where an employee is asked to take a decrease in pay
At times after the injury, the employer may ask the employee to have a reduction in the salary, because he/she has been given a different task within their physical restrictions. If this happens, the worker is entitled to file a claim demanding different pay; if they bring in less money.
Keep the job
After the occurrence of the accident, some employee may lose the job. Therefore after the accident, the employee will file the claim to receive compensation while off from work.
It becomes difficult for someone to work when he/she is injured. In this case, the injured person will file a BWC claim seeking to receive wage replacement compensation.
To be used in case of future hearing
Someone will file a BWC claim just in case there are any questions that may arise in the future regarding the nature and intent of the injury. This could be important if there is a future hearing.
Time limit for filing the claim
There is a time set for someone to file a claim. In the event, time lapses the party is not entitled to file any BWC claim, and therefore, the the worker would not receive any benefits for the injury.