Does It Matter How Long I Miss Work?
Before you file an injury claim with the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC), be sure to consult with an experienced workers compensation lawyer, because there are many important details that can be easily overlooked. For example, a hypothetical worker sprains his ankle while working on a construction site and needs to take off work. The ankle hurts, but there is no permanent damage. As such, the worker is off work for nine days while he recovers. The BWC will only compensate the worker for the lost wages of the last two days.
According to BWC policy, an injured worker can only be compensated for the full extent of their missed wages if they are out of work for a minimum of 14 days. If a worker is out of work for less than 14, the BWC will not compensate the injured worker for the first seven days. Clearly, the process of filing an injury claim is complex and filled with fine print. It is in the injured worker’s best interest to work alongside an experienced workers compensation attorney throughout the claim filing process.
Columbus Attorneys That Handle Injured Worker Claims
If you or co-worker has been injured on the job due to employer negligence, our Ohio workers compensation attorneys can help recover the full compensation that you deserve for your injuries. Our Ohio workers compensation legal team has been defending whistleblowers and injured workers since 1929, so you can rest assured that your compensation is safe in our hands. We will go above and beyond in the courtroom to ensure that you receive the full compensation that you deserve for your injuries. To discuss your case with one of our Ohio workers compensation lawyers, contact us today at (614) 221-7548.
Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC—Columbus Workers Comp Attorneys
Source: https://www.bwc.ohio.gov/basics/guidedtour/orcfiles/ORC4123-55.asp, https://www.bwc.ohio.gov/basics/guidedtour/generalinfo/generalinfo34.asp