Workers’ compensation in Ohio is designed to provide medical and wage benefits to injured individuals if they were injured in the course of employment.
When you are injured, your first priorities should be:
- Notify the employer of your injury. File a written report as soon as possible.
- Seek medical help. Make sure that your symptoms and the incident are documented by the doctor.
- Make sure the claim is filed with the Ohio BWC and ultimately approved.
- Consult an attorney to protect your rights.
Many injured workers think they cannot afford an attorney – especially if they are missing work. However, The Friedman Law Firm handles workers’ compensation claims on a contingent fee basis. This means that there is no hourly fee and no fee is due up front. We receive a fee only if we are able to obtain compensation for you.
Aside from getting your medical bills and lost wages paid, there are other benefits you may be entitled to. The Friedman Law Firm can help you determine what other benefits you are entitled to and apply for those benefits.
Contact us to discuss your claim and how we may help you. If you are unable to come to our offices, we can come to you.