If you have ever been injured at work, you know it can be a delicate situation. Often times, instead of getting necessary medical care, employees spend more time worrying about how the injury will affect their job than about their personal well-being.
Employees are afraid to come forward about their injuries in fear of getting fired. They worry about taking time off to get better. They even worry they will be blamed for causing the injury.
As an employee working in Ohio, it is important for you to understand the workers’ compensation claims process.
Whether your work injury happened suddenly as the result of an accident, or it is caused over time by a repetitive work activity, you have to report it as soon as possible. Inform your employer of your injury and/or medical diagnosis, and follow any accident or injury report procedure at your place of employment.
Next, you need to file an application for workers’ compensation. This application is called the First Report of Injury (FROI). Once you, your attending physician, or your employer files this report, you are assigned a claim number. You will also receive a Bureau of Workers’ Compensation identification card. This card will help you obtain medical services for your injury.
After your work injury occurs, you need to call an experienced Ohio workers’ compensation lawyer to help you protect your rights and get the compensation you deserve.
The workers’ compensation claims process can be confusing, and a lawyer who knows what he or she is doing can help you sort through the confusion. The system isn’t always on the employee’s side, so you can have to do everything you can to protect yourself.
If you were injured while working in Ohio, you may be entitled to benefits. Call me right away at 1 (800) 556-4769. As your Ohio workers’ compensation lawyer, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Author: Tim Misny | For 33 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at email@example.com or call at 1 (800) 556-4769.