We provide legal help to injured and disabled workers from any industry. We know how important income is after you’ve been hurt at work. Whether you were injured in an office, on a construction site, company car, or while unloading a delivery truck, we are committed to protecting your rights and obtaining workers’ compensation benefits on your behalf.
The process of filing a claim involves strict procedures and firm deadlines, and navigating insurance carrier obstacles where a simple mistake could cost you thousands of dollars. Our law firm can help with your entire workers’ compensation claims process, from the initial application to an appeal. We represent injured workers before the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) and the Ohio Industrial Commission.
Injured at work? Call an Ohio workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible.
All Ohio employers with one or more employees must have workers’ compensation coverage, which is only available through the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. When you are hurt on the job, this coverage provides compensation for medical bills, lost earnings, and disability.
When you have suffered a back injury, neck injury, or other work injury that limits your ability to do your job, you are faced with legal challenges, in addition to the physical and financial aspects of a work-related injury. Workers’ compensation benefits can provide much needed medical benefits and compensation for lost wages. However, the process of obtaining workers’ compensation benefits can be challenging and time-consuming. Without the help of an experienced Ohio workers’ compensation lawyer, many initial claims for benefits are denied.
We encourage you to seek help from an experienced workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible. We believe it is important that, as your legal advocates, we become actively engaged in your workers’ comp claim as soon as possible. This can ensure rules, regulations and time limits are complied with. Our law firm can provide experienced help at all stages of your work injury claim in order to ensure you receive proper compensation for your on-the-job injury.
Can you sue your employer in Ohio?
Generally, we will not file a lawsuit against your employer. In most cases, if your employer has worker’s compensation insurance, you will not be able to sue them. You will instead go through the worker’s compensation system, which provides fast payment. Exceptions to this would be if your employer failed to keep a worker’s comp insurance policy. In some cases, you may be able to bring a third-party claim if another party contributed to your injuries, such as another driver in a car accident, or the manufacturer of a dangerous product that you used on the job.
We are experienced in handling workers’ compensation claims on behalf of injured and disabled workers who have been involved in construction accidents, warehouse accidents, manufacturing accidents, work-related car accidents, office incidents, loading dock accidents workers’ compensation slip and fall accidents and other on-the-job accidents.
Has your Ohio workers’ compensation claim been denied?
If the BWC has denied your claim – whether by citing an alleged preexisting condition, claiming you were injured elsewhere or any other number of reasons – the decision can be appealed before the Ohio Industrial Commission. We can ensure evidence, doctors’ records, test results, accident reports and other vital information is successfully presented to the Industrial Commission in your workers’ compensation appeal.
At GBM Law, we are dedicated to obtaining workers’ compensation benefits on behalf of injured and disabled workers throughout central Ohio. Contact us today to arrange your free consultation and learn how one of our experienced Ohio workers’ compensation lawyers can help.
Our Workers’ Compensation Affiliation
Geiser, Bowman & McLafferty is affiliated with The Law Offices of Charles W. Kranstuber, LPA. Their knowledge of the system can ensure that you get the money you need. Just as our clients’ needs matter most to us, the Workers’ Compensation lawyers at The Law Offices of Charles W. Kranstuber, LPA always put their clients first.
For more information feel free to call us at (614) 222-4444 or fill out a case evaluation form.