The workers comp claim process is not an easy process. Injured workers are put at a disadvantage because workers comp laws in Ohio are complicated and full of nuances. Insurers may take advantage of those who are not familiar with the law.
Workers or their families may have their benefits denied. Insurers assume injured workers will not appeal their cases, and 80 percent of the time, they are correct. It is crucial for injured workers or their family members to hire an attorney who can help them navigate the workers comp system and fight for their benefits.
3 Major Reasons to Hire a Workers Comp Attorney
The following three reasons are good examples of why you should consider a workers comp attorney.
Discovery of additional benefits: Depending on the situation, it may be possible for workers or family members to receive benefits outside of the workers comp system. Third party claims or SSDI benefits may help injured workers and their families.
Help with claim denials: Some injuries make it difficult to return to work, sometimes permanently. For workers with extensive or permanent injuries, it is important that workers comp claims are not denied. These benefits can help pay for medical bills and lost income, sometimes for life. An attorney will represent you through the appeals process and make it more likely you receive benefits.
Assistance with paperwork: The workers comp claim process requires lots of paperwork and is full of important deadlines. Injured workers are expected to fill out certain forms correctly and in a timely fashion. The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation may deny claims with paperwork errors.
This is not an exhaustive list of why you should hire a workers comp attorney. There are many different and complicated scenarios that can unfold after the initial claim is filed.
The Columbus workers comp attorneys at Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC have decades of experience fighting for the rights of injured workers and their families.