How can filing a Workers’ Compensation claim in Ohio Can affect your employment?

Workers’ compensation is a wonderful benefit that can help a person get through a rough patch if that person becomes unable to work in Ohio. It will provide the injured party with a portion of the pay that he or she is used to getting from the job until that person can recover from the injury that occurred.

Understanding BWC Claims in Ohio

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.

Understanding Workers Compensation in Columbus, Ohio: Injuries During Breaks

Workers’ compensation is designed to cover the costs of any work-related injuries or accidents that occur on the job. Although each state has its own specific regulations, most states tend to define a work-related as something that either arises out of employment or occurs during the course of employment.

The Long Term Consequences Following What an Injured Worker Does After Being Injured at Work

On the job injuries have received a lot of attention from the media and are one of the most common cases heard by the courts. In  Ohio companies are required to obtain worker’s compensation for one reason to ensure that the employees receive prompt and adequate medical care. However, worker’s compensation can be a double-edged sword.

Can I have more than one open workers compensation case in Ohio?

The short answer to this question is yes, but there can be some restrictions in certain situations in BWC cases in Ohio when the two injuries have some type of correlation. Many times injured workers return to work before their workers comp injury completely heals, subsequently suffering another injury to the same particular part of the body.

Do You Need an Ohio BWC Attorney?

Workers compensation in Ohio can be a very complicated and often limited option situation for many injured workers. When an injury occurs on duty resulting from job responsibilities that are obvious workers compensation claim situations, the system usually works well when employers do not want to contest the claim.

How long do I have to file a workers’ compensation claim in Ohio?

The short answer to this question is that the state of Ohio sets two years as the statute of limitations to file a workers compensation claim for injuries that occurred at work. However, there can still be questions about when the time count actually begins involving workplace injuries where cumulative trauma or occupational diseases are involved.

Why call Cox, Koltak & Gibson, LLP if a loved one has been killed at work in Ohio?

Losing a loved one is never an easy experience. In many instances, the loss can result in significant financial difficulty. When a loved one has been killed while at work, there may be remedies available under the law to provide compensation for the loss. In order to obtain this compensation, a specific claims process must be followed.

Top 10 Health Care Worker Injuries in Ohio

Workers’ compensation is a system that is put in place to benefit workers who, are injured, have  sickness or die while still working. For a worker to be compensated, an injury should not necessarily have been caused by accident. A worker can also be paid for injuries caused due to repetitive physical movements such as back strains that arise due to lifting heavy goods over a period of time.

When You Should Hire A Worker’s Compensation Lawyer In Ohio

When a person gets injured on the job, they may believe being paid for their injuries is a simple thing. The reality in many cases is that things go wrong. It’s important to know the benefits of consulting with a worker’s compensation attorney. This is an effective way to make certain things go as promised.

Top 5 Injuries in an Office Setting in Ohio

Office based jobs rarely ever make the list of the most dangerous jobs in America. Nonetheless, office employees are still at risk of potentially being injured by workplace hazards. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were about 2.4 injury/illness cases reported per 100 workers within administrative and support services.

Why should I hire a Workers’ Comp Attorney vs. trying to settle the case myself in Ohio?

There are several reasons to hire an attorney to represent your worker’s compensation claim in Ohio. Ohio is not exactly like other states when worker’s compensation cases are settled because they use a two-tier system. Some employers carry worker’s compensation insurance through the state program administered by the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation, but other employers choose to be self-insured.