Workers’ comp injuries can be devastating, especially when they require weeks or months of recovery. If workers fail to report their injuries through the proper channels, they could find themselves with no paycheck during an extremely vulnerable time.
Injured workers must file a written accident report immediately, followed by a First Report of Injury Claim with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). If the BWC contests the claim, the employee may receive a hearing notice to argue his or her case in front of the Ohio Industrial Commission (IC).
Workers have the option of representing themselves in these cases, but it is not advised. The laws governing workers’ compensation can be extremely complicated, and injured employees risk losing thousands of dollars in benefits if the IC denies their claim.
Lawyers for Workers’ Comp Claims in Columbus, OH
Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC has been defending Ohio’s injured workers for more than 80 years. Our firm caters exclusively to workers’ comp injuries and disability cases, offering an in-depth knowledge of the law that would be hard to find at any other firm.
Some illnesses are caused by repeat exposure, and workers may not know how serious an injury is until days afterward. Larrimer & Larrimer uses a team of legal advisers to hold employers responsible for every injury caused by workplace hazards, even those with delayed symptoms.
Employers are required to compensate any health issue caused by occupational hazards. Whether workers sustain acute, short-term injuries or long-term occupational illnesses, Larrimer & Larrimer can help them get the benefits they deserve.
Going up against the IC, the BWC and employers can be difficult, especially while recovering from an injury. Your workers’ comp claim could have a drastic impact on your health and finances, so choose an attorney with a proven history of getting results. Schedule your free consultation at our Columbus location today:
Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC 165 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43215 (614) 221-7548
Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC—Columbus Workers Comp Attorneys