Columbus Workers' Compensation Lawyers
Protecting Sick and Injured Workers in Ohio
Workers' compensation is insurance that provides benefits to employees when they become ill or are injured directly because of their job. Some examples of direct injuries at the workplace are accidents while on the job or at a job site, an injury developed over time from repetitive work, or contracting an illness while at work. Death benefits are also paid to survivors if a victim's death results from an injury or disease related to work. In Ohio, employers are required to obtain workers' comp insurance for all of their employees.
At Zamora & Hogan Co., L.P.A. our workers' comp attorneys in Columbus can assist you with all matters involving workers' compensation in Ohio. From the claims procedure to denials, appeals, and more, we are here for you.
Have a question about workers' comp? Get a free evaluation with a Columbus workers' compensation attorney near you at Zamora & Hogan Co., L.P.A. via online form or call (614) 344-6822.
What Types of Compensation Are Available?
Through workers' comp, you may receive benefits that cover medical bills, rehabilitation costs, disability, and death.
Depending on your injury and circumstances, you may also receive:
- Compensation for lost wages
- Living Maintenance Wage Loss (LMWL) -- if you have completed a rehabilitation plan, but have physical restrictions that cause a loss of wages
- Temporary Total Compensation (TT) -- if you are temporarily disabled from work
- Percentage of Permanent Partial Award (%PP) -- if you suffer from permanent, residual impairment
- Permanent Total Disability (PTD) -- this may last for a lifetime
- Pharmacy benefits -- this covers medication prescribed to those with claims related to state-fund, black lung, or Marine Industrial Fund.
Additional benefits are also available. For more information, reach out to an experienced workers' comp lawyer in Columbus near you.
How Do I File a Workers' Comp Claim?
- 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.
How Long Do I Have to File a Workers' Comp Claim?
In Ohio, you have one year from the date of the workplace injury or death to file a workers' compensation claim. If you contracted an illness at the workplace, you have two years to file a claim.
Choose Skilled Workers' Comp Lawyers in Columbus
If you are not being treated fairly by your employer, then you need a Columbus workers' compensation lawyer from the offices of Zamora & Hogan Co., L.P.A. We only represent injured workers, because we believe in your right to fair compensation! Contact us about your legal issue as soon as you can!
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