Attorney Fees in Ohio Workers Compensation Cases
A Columbus Workers Comp Attorney Explains
Most everyone has suffered an injury at work at some point in his or her life. However, workers in certain industries face a greater likelihood of suffering serious injuries that prevent them from returning to work when employers, co-workers or non-employees are negligent.
When people are hurt at work, they are generally entitled to receive workers compensation benefits. These pay for their medical expenses and the wages they lose while away from the job. However, some insurance companies may refuse workers compensation claims for illegitimate reasons, provide inadequate benefits or otherwise act in bad faith. When this occurs, our Columbus workers compensation attorneys fight on behalf of the injured worker.
How Can an Attorney Help?
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (OBWC) has immense resources dedicated to investigating the circumstances of a workers comp claim. In some cases, the bureau discredits a claim or limits the amount of compensation it must pay an injured worker. It may deny a perfectly legitimate claim for something as small as an unchecked box on a form.
Although the OBWC often acts in a responsible manner, that does not remove the possibility of a claim denial for unfair or unethical reasons. If the bureau unfairly denies a person’s claim, that employee needs an experienced Ohio workers compensation attorney to receive suitable benefits.
Many injuries can overwhelm the finances of workers and their families. Hospital bills – at their lowest – may be in the thousands of dollars. However, more serious injuries can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars or more in medical expenses and lost job wages.
I Cannot Afford an Attorney – What Can I Do?
In many cases, our workers compensation attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not collect attorney fees unless we gain a satisfactory result for your case.
Ohio workers compensation laws are complicated and confusing. Additionally, neither your employer nor the OBWC is necessarily interested in providing you the maximum amount of benefits that you could receive. We can review your claim to ensure that your paperwork accurately reflects the amount of compensation you deserve.
We know you work hard at your job. If you suffered a work injury, let us go to work for you.
Do You Need a Workers Compensation Attorney in Ohio?
Since 1929, we have represented injured workers. For a free consultation, call our workers compensation lawyers at (614) 221-7548. We have offices in Columbus, Zanesville, Shadyside, Newark, Portsmouth & Lima. Whether your injuries were serious or minor, we will fight to secure the compensation you need to begin healing.