What to Expect: Workers’ Compensation Claims

by NPHM | June 19th, 2019

If you are injured on the job or become ill due to conditions at work, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. The majority of employers in Ohio are required by law to provide workers’ compensation insurance, which can cover the cost of medical treatment and lost wages due to a work-related injury or illness. Firing an employee for filing a claim or trying to discourage an employee from filing a claim is against the law.

When you file a workers’ compensation claim, you are not suing your employer. Unlike a personal injury lawsuit, you do not need to prove that your injury was caused negligence, only that you were injured on the job. You will have two years from the date of the injury or becoming aware of your illness in which to inform your employer and file a claim. However, informing your employer as close to the event as possible will help support your claim if you decide to file.

What We Can Do to Help

Many workers’ compensation claims are denied because the paperwork is incomplete, incorrect, or filed too late. When you choose the Ohio workers’ compensation attorneys at Nurenberg Paris, we’ll do everything we can to maximize your chances of approval. This includes completing and submitting paperwork on time, calculating your medical bills and level of disability, and gathering evidence to support your claim.

After filing a claim, there is a 28 day period in which your claim will be reviewed and either accepted or denied. If your claim is denied, we’re ready to act as a mediator in a private settlement between you and your employer. There will also be a 14 day period in which we can appeal your claim before a workers’ compensation judge in an official court hearing.

After an On-the-Job Injury, Call Nurenberg Paris

If you or someone you love was injured or became disabled while on the job, you deserve the proper compensation to cover your injury-related expenses. At Nurenberg Paris, we want to help you. Contact us today for your free case review.