Cleveland Ohio Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
he state of Ohio has laws that are designed to protect its workers and their family members, when a debilitation injury prevents a individual from returning to employment after an industrial accident. The establishment of these laws, requires all employers, having at least one employee, full or part-time, to provide coverage to their injured workers by paying into the Bureau of Worker’s Compensation Insurance Program. In 2004 alone, the Bureau of Worker’s Compensation paid approximately 870 million dollars in medical benefits to injured workers through out the state of Ohio.
Eligibility for these benefits, is dependent upon the injured worker proving that they suffered an injury or occupational disease during the course of and/or arising out of their employment. If the injury suffered is shown to be “worked-related”, then the employee is compensated for lost wages and medical bills.
Worker’s compensation cases, however, are adversarial in nature do the number of different parties involved, including employers, insurance providers, health care providers, injured employees and the Ohio Board of Workers’ Compensation. Plus, the statutory and case law governing these claims are complex and perpetually changing; making it difficult for a layperson to navigate his/her claim. Without being represented by a qualified and respected Ohio Workers’ Compensation lawyer, the claimant has little change for a successful outcome.
Below you will find, links to the most frequently ask questions client’s ask concerning their Workers’ Compensation claim, as well as the specific regulations governing the Bureau of Workers Compensation and other associated statutory laws specific to the bureau.
Frequently Asked Questions – Come to understand the Workers’ Compensation claim process a little bit better.
Compensation Laws and Regulation – Links to the laws that shape how the Ohio Workers’ Compensation system works.
BWC Glossary of Terms – General explanations to common Workers’ Compensation terms.
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Let Stewart & DeChant provide the representation necessary to navigating the laws and regulations of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and put your claim on the right track.
There is no charge for the initial consultation, whether by e-mail, telephone or by office visit. So, please do not hesitate to set up an appointment today for cases involving legal malpractice, Social Security Disability, personal injury or insurance bad faith claims. Call us at (216) 781-2258 to speak with attorney Scott E. Stewart about your legal issue. Alternatively, you can fill out our contact form below to let Stewart & DeChant know how we may assist you with your legal matter.
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