At the Law Office of Zamora & Hogan Co., L.P.A., our Ohio worker's compensation lawyers have extensive qualifications that set us apart from other firms in the area. Our attorneys will level the playing field for you, having successfully argued cases before the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Industrial Commission of Ohio, Ohio Courts of Common Pleas, Ohio Courts of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of Ohio.
Each year, thousands of workers' comp claims are filed with the Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation. These claims may involve lost-time, Medical-only, Occupational disease or Death. Obtaining medical treatment and appropriate types of compensation should be an injured worker’s clear right in Columbus after an industrial accident. Yet, many injured Ohio employees endure delays and denials because their claims are opposed by their employers or by the BWC. At the end of each fiscal year, hundreds of thousands of claims are left open.
All too often, obvious industrial injuries are worsened due to denials of necessary medical treatment or opposition to diagnostic testing. Workers are given unnecessary periods of extended time off work, sometimes unpaid, and end up developing emotional distress. Contact an experienced Columbus Workers' Comp lawyer to fight for your rights.
Attorney Chuck Zamora was one of the first lawyers in the State of Ohio to become a Certified Specialist in the field of workman’s compensation in 1999. Attorney Abbie Hogan is experienced in advocating for injured workers throughout the State of Ohio and has a deep understanding of all the issues at stake in workers’ compensation claims to better help injured workers and their families.
We use our knowledge and experience to assess your situation and develop a proactive plan to make sure your claim is not one of the thousands of claims that are denied or dismissed. The Ohio BWC has the state fund to protect, and your employer has its own financial interests to protect, so they do everything they can to make sure that you do not get compensated. Our office understands your situation and we actively prosecute your case to the fullest extent of the law. Our sole job is to protect your interests. Contact us today!Learn More
Police & Fire Disability
Our workers' comp attorneys focus especially on representing police officers and firefighters throughout the State of Ohio before the Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund (OP&F). We can help you calculate your benefits and file your application so that you can receive the maximum amount of compensation. If you are a police officer who has been injured in the course of your employment by a criminal, our attorneys are prepared to represent you in the pursuit of compensation under the Ohio Victims of Crime program administered by the Attorney General of Ohio.Learn More
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If you've been injured at your job then you need Abbie from Zamora & Hogan Co., L.P.A. She is the best!
If you've been injured at your job then you need Abbie from Zamora & Hogan Co., L.P.A. She is the best! She is smart, patient, and hard working. Attorney Abbie Hogan will get you the maximum compensation you deserve.”
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“Chuck was able to get the conditions allowed on my claim so I can finally start to receive treatment other than narcotics which do little for RSD and now have hope for a less painful life.”
We represent only injured workers and claimants in order to obtain all types of compensation. We represent injured workers and their dependents before the BWC and Industrial Commission throughout the State of Ohio, attending hearings for clients in Franklin County. These include the cities of Dayton, Lima, Mansfield, Akron, Cambridge, Logan, Columbus, Portsmouth and Cincinnati.
We proudly represent law enforcement officers, police officers, and firefighters injured in the line of duty.
Claims involving disability, workers’ comp, or the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund can seem quite complex to the layperson, but a workers’ comp lawyer can help you navigate. At the Law Office of Zamora & Hogan Co., L.P.A., our attorneys share more than 30 years of collective practice fighting for the rights of injured workers'. Our extensive hands-on experience makes us well-equipped to answer any questions you may have about the process before, during, or after your case. Browse through the topics on our site to find useful information, or call us to arrange a free initial consultation. See more below:
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- Report the injury to your employer.
- File a First Report of Injury (FROI) to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC).
- A decision is made by the BWC Customer Service Specialist (CSS).
If you disagree with their decision, you have the right to file an appeal. Go to our Claims Procedure page for more detailed guidance on each step of the process as well as appeals.
In the event medical and/or psychological disabilities prevent you from continuing to work as a police officer or firefighter, you should be aware of the benefits provided by the Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund. Below is a summary of the types of grants offered by the Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund.
In Ohio, you have one year from the workplace injury, occupational disease or death to file a workers’ compensation claim. For occupational diseases, exceptions to the 1-year deadline may exist.
Navigating the complexities of workers' compensation claims can be overwhelming, especially when you're dealing with the physical and emotional impact of a workplace injury. That's where an Ohio workers' compensation lawyer comes into play. These legal professionals possess a deep understanding of the intricacies of workers' compensation law and can help injured workers secure the benefits they are entitled to. They stand up for your rights, help you fight claim denials, and pursue the compensation you deserve.
Our workers' compensation attorneys provide a range of services, including:
- Claim Filing Assistance: We guide you through the entire process of filing a workers' compensation claim, ensuring all necessary paperwork is accurately completed and filed on time.
- Claim Appeals: If your claim has been denied, we can help you appeal the decision, presenting compelling evidence to strengthen your case.
- Negotiating Settlements: As experienced negotiators, we can help secure favorable settlements to cover your medical expenses, loss of wages, and other related costs.
- Representation at Hearings: We will represent you at all hearings before the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, the Industrial Commission, and other relevant bodies.
- Securing Permanent Partial Disability: If your injury results in long-term or permanent disability, we can help you file for Permanent Partial Disability benefits.
- Legal Advice: We provide comprehensive legal advice to help you understand your rights and the various avenues of compensation available to you.
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