A work injury can turn your whole world upside down, including:
Bottom line, if you or a family member have been the victim of an on-the-job accident, you need help. However, in some cases, the initial Ohio workers compensation claim does not provide injured workers and their families with the assistance they need. For workplace accident victims, the Ohio workers comp appeals process is often their last and best option.
You must file an Ohio workers compensation appeal in writing. Verbal appeals will not be considered. The first step to filing an appeal is to submit an Ohio workers comp appeal form. It must include the following information:
If a hearing is necessary, it will likely be held at the local Industrial Commission (IC) office nearest to where the injured worker resides. Each party involved in the hearing will be notified at least 14 days before the hearing. The IC may ask injured workers to submit to a medical examination prior to the hearing. If the IC requests the medical exam, injured workers must submit to it. The hearing’s administrator may issue a compliance letter. This allows each party in the appeal the right to submit interrogatories to or depose an IC or BWC doctor involved in the case. The IC will mail the decision regarding the appeal to all parties via US mail following the hearing.
The Columbus work injury lawyers at Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC have been helping injured workers and their families since 1929. As our client testimonials show, we know how to successfully guide on-the-job accident victims through the Ohio workers compensation appeal process.
At Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC, we believe in working as a team. Thus, when you hire us, you get our entire team of experienced workers compensation attorney and legal staff. We have offices across Ohio, including our main location in Columbus in addition to branch offices in Zanesville, Portsmouth and Newark. We regularly handle Ohio BWC hearings in Cambridge as well.
If you have a question about the Ohio workers comp appeal process, forms or how you can afford Columbus workmans’ comp attorney fees, give us a call. We offer free inital consultations with our experienced workers comp lawyers. There is no obligation to hire us. Therefore, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Call us today.
“I am very blessed to have found this firm. They have made sure that I have received all the compensation possible related to my claim. This is the firm I would recommend to my own family members and anyone else in need of legal representation due to work related injuries.”
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