The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has rolled out a video detailing what to expect in the first 30 days of your claim.
The BWC’s video explains that the claim must be set up and approved, and that this can take four weeks to accomplish – but that there could be denials and appeals that may extend this timeline. It also explains the basics of the workers’ compensation process in getting your medical bills and lost wages paid.
The video itself is just over two minutes long, so it obviously cannot address all of the questions you may have. The video does not explain how to actually appeal a decision, how to handle the hearing process. While it does mention a C84 (used to request Temporary Total Disability), it does not explain how to correctly complete the form, and doesn’t address any of the many other forms that will be needed for the claim.
The best way to get personalized answers to all your work injury questions is by contacting a workers’ compensation attorney. An attorney can make sure your claim is properly documented, help complete the forms/appeals, and most importantly help navigate the workers’ compensation system.