“I have been there so many times before and NOW I will be there for YOU and your family.”
- Tim Misny - The man that “Makes Them Pay!®”

“Please understand that the slogan, I’ll Make Them Pay!® is not a guarantee of payment. Both liability and real damages must be proven with preponderance of the evidence.” – Tim Misny


A 45-year-old man suffered the amputation of both arms when a device malfunctioned. His arms were surgically reattached. A mechanical engineering expert established that the equipment was negligently designed and manufactured, a Ph.D. economist computed his diminished earning capacity, and a life-care planner delineated the cost of future medical procedures and therapy necessary to maintain the function of his arms.

General Worker’s Compensation Information

What Are Workers Comp Settlements?

A workers’ compensation settlement is an agreement between an injured worker and their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company. The agreement resolves the workers’ compensation claim. This settlement aims to compensate the worker for any expenses or losses they incurred as a result of a work-related injury or illness.

Typically, a workers’ compensation settlement covers expenses such as medical bills, ambulance rides, lost wages, disability payments, surgery, and future medical treatment. The settlement can take the form of a lump sum payment or a structured payment plan, depending on the terms agreed upon between the parties involved.

It’s important to note that most workers’ compensation settlements are full and final settlements, This means that once the settlement is made, the worker’s workers’ comp claim will be closed. Therefore, if the worker requires more medical treatment or has to take more time off from work because of their injury in the future, they will not be able to receive additional benefits.

Workplace accidents can happen, and for over 40 years injured workers have contacted me to help them with their workers’ compensation settlements. Injured employees are already worried about their medical expenses, future medical care, and providing for their families. That’s difficult enough! Let me take care of your settlement negotiations.

How To Start A Workers Comp Settlement

The workers’ compensation system in Ohio requires an injured worker to file a Settlement Agreement and Application for Approval of Settlement Agreement (C-240). This must be filed with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC).

Workers Compensation Claims Process

When filing for workers compensation, the details of your work injury are very important if you want to receive a fair settlement. The specifics of your work injury will be especially important if you have a workers’ comp hearing. Through my vast experience with the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation, you will need the follow these guidelines:

  1. Report the injury or illness to you employer as soon as possible.
  2. Seek medical attention and keep detailed records of all medical treatments.
  3. File a workers’ compensation claim with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.
  4. The bureau will classify the claim as medical-only, or lost time.
  5. If your workers comp claim is approved, you will receive benefits for medical expenses and lost wages.
  6. If your workers comp claim is denied, you can file an appeal within 14 days of the BWC’s decision.
  7. The appeal process may consist of mediation, hearings, and a then a final decision by the Industrial Commission of Ohio.

Settlement Payments

Lump sum settlement

A workers comp settlement can be paid in a lump sum. In a lump sum settlement, the insurance company agrees to pay the injured worker a single, one-time payment to settle the claim. This type of settlement payment is intended to cover all of the worker’s expenses related to the injury, including medical bills, lost wages, and any other costs associated with the injury. Lump sum settlements can be a good option for injured workers who want to receive all of their funds at once, rather than receiving regular payments over time. However, it’s important to note that lump sum settlements are usually final, which means that the worker will not be able to receive any additional compensation for the injury in the future. If you’re considering a lump sum settlement for a workers’ compensation claim, call me and we can discuss what option is best for you. Your workers comp settlement type is important, especially if you anticipate having future medical expenses as a result of your work related injury.

Structured settlement

A structured workers comp settlement is a payment arrangement that provides the injured worker with a series of periodic payments. Structured settlements are commonly used in workers’ compensation cases where the injured worker has long-term, ongoing expenses such as medical bills and lost wages. This payment arrangement is designed to provide the injured with financial stability, by providing a guaranteed stream of income over a specified period of time.

What If Your Claim Is Denied?

If a workers’ compensation claim is denied, the first step is to determine the reason for the denial. This information is usually provided in a denial letter.

Once you understand the reason for the denial, you may have options for appealing the decision, and still obtain workers’ compensation benefits. You have the right to challenge the initial decision and appeal the denial. The appeals process typically involves a hearing where you can present your case, and a judge will decide upon your workers comp claim.

Common reasons for claim denial include missing deadlines or failing to meet eligibility requirements. I know, checking all of the correct boxes can be difficult when you are worried about your health and the financial future of your family. Let me ease your pressure, and help you with your workers compensation case. As a Cleveland workers’ compensation lawyer, I have more than 40 years of experience with workers comp claims, and I will guide you through the complex process.

Common Injuries For Workers’ Comp Settlements

Fractured or broken bones

Injured workers can experience bone fractures or breaks due to falls, accidents, and other workplace incidents. Bone fractures and breaks are very common reasons for filing a workers’ comp claim.

Sciatica and other damaged nerve injuries

Sciatica (pain or numbness in the leg) and other nerve injuries can result from lifting heavy objects or engaging in other physical activities at work.

Low back pain or herniated lumbar disc

Workers who perform repetitive motions, or lift heavy objects, can experience low back pain or herniated discs in their lumbar spine. These are typically the result long-term workplace injuries.

Concussions or post-concussion syndrome

Workers can experience head injuries or trauma that result in concussions or post-concussion syndrome, from falls, accidents, falling objects, or even co-worker altercations at work.

Repetitive motion injuries

Repetitive motions such as typing, opening and closing items, cleaning, or other tasks can cause result in personal injury in the form of carpal tunnel syndrome or tendinitis.

Workplace Illnesses For Workers Comp Settlements

Hearing loss

Workers who are exposed to loud noises in the workplace, such as construction workers or factory workers, can experience hearing loss over time.

Respiratory illnesses

Workers can develop respiratory illnesses from exposure to hazardous materials such as dust, chemicals, and other airborne particles.

Occupational cancers

Workers who are exposed to certain chemicals, such as asbestos or benzene, can develop occupational cancers such as mesothelioma or leukemia.

Skin disorders

Workers who are exposed to certain chemicals, such as cleaners or industrial solvents, can develop skin disorders such as dermatitis.

Keep Track Of Your Health History

You’ve worked hard to achieve goals and build the life you have. A work injury should not be the cause of losing everything your have worked to achieve. If you become injured, it is imperative to keep track of your medical journey. Comprehensive documentation is essential for a successful workers’ comp claim. Document every detail, such as ER visits, hospital stays, follow up appointments, therapy and more. In addition to dealing with the affects of your injuries, you are under a great deal of stress. Let me help! You need to focus on getting well, and I’ll handle your workers comp claim. I have a long history of working with insurance companies on behalf of injured workers, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Jake Ferri
Jake Ferri
23:46 01 Aug 22
I have no case and no one that I need Tim Misney to make pay, just wanted to say the best part of my day is getting to... drive by his billboards. His People's Eyebrow is immaculate and the new billboard with him on the motorcycle is downright bitchin'. Thank you Tim Misney for significantly improving the quality of my life.read more
Jennifer Malainy
Jennifer Malainy
22:44 19 Jul 22
My favorite lawyer. Truly one of the kindest, smartest, and most genuine humans I have ever met. There is only one TIM... MISNY and he will make them pay!! God Bless.read more
01:16 16 Feb 22
I spoke to Amy and Christine about a possible personal injury case involving my father and they were both helpful,... professional, knowledgeable and responsive. Although they could not help us with our case, I would highly recommend them!read more
Stephen Burks
Stephen Burks
20:12 21 Jan 22
It really comes down to what people say and do when they don't think anyone that matters is listening or they'll get... anything in return.There's the Tim Misny you see on the billboards and on TV, but there's another Tim Misny that I know up close and personal.The Tim Misny I know is genuinely passionate about helping the hard working little folks who get pushed around the big folks. He actually, really honestly cares about people who run into bad luck at no fault of their own. Tim has quietly, out of the sight of cameras and with no fanfare shared generously with the marginalized in our society; single moms, Veterans and others without expecting anything in return.He calls them like he sees them and you wouldn't want to take your troubles to anyone else.read more
mark colucci
mark colucci
14:33 06 Dec 21
Mr. Misny is an angel here on earth and the BEST attorney in Ohio. He has helped my daughter who is in law school when... she needed the guidance most. He is a class act, a great family man, and extremely caring. If you need a lawyer in this field I would HIGHLY recommend. There is no other lawyer, in my opinion, better than Tim Misny.Thank you Tim for being a light in this community!read more
Damon Mitchell Sr .1st. (The Old-Man !!! Pop's !!!)
Damon Mitchell Sr .1st. (The Old-Man !!! Pop's !!!)
02:43 27 Nov 21
Advice on Law question? Also Advise to do more research for Different types of Situations that’s Criminal and Civil... Pursuits!City, State and Above State Level Situation .Pro Se !read more
Gianna Colucci
Gianna Colucci
12:56 04 Nov 21
Mr. Misny is the best! I am a 27-year-old single mother, and I am finishing law school in May at Cleveland-Marshall... College of Law. When I found myself jobless during the height of the pandemic, I knew I needed help. Going into the legal profession, I wanted to be JUST LIKE Mr. Misny because I knew he was the most successful attorney in the industry. I called him up one day just for the hell of it to see if there was anyway he could help me. I never thought such a big name/reputation like him would respond to me. However, when he learned of my financial situation he PERSONALLY called my cell phone within 5 minutes of my email. Not only has he helped me secure employment, but he continues to teach me every single day what it takes to be the BEST lawyer in the legal profession. I am forever thankful for Mr. Misny. He changed my life. He continues to inspire me every single day, and I am so proud that he took me under his wing and is my mentor. He is the most intelligent, kindest, caring attorney I have ever met, and he is giving me the tools I need to be the most successful lawyer I can be o give my four-year-old son, Gregory, the life he deserves. THANK YOU MR. TIM MISNY. I owe my entire future legal career to you because if you didn't take the time out of your busy day to call me that day and help me when no one else would, I would not have been able to stay in law school. You change lives every single day. Keep being you Tim. There is no one like Tim Misny.read more
Brandon Hagerdon
Brandon Hagerdon
20:53 18 May 21
I met Tim 6 years ago when he was working with my mother. Since then we were able to stay in touch and build a... relationship. I reached out to Tim recently about an opportunity and he was able to connect the dots and help me with this. During this process he gave me his direct number to contact him if need be. If you are in need of any sort of help, I would recommend Tim every time.read more
Jimmie Graham
Jimmie Graham
19:26 30 Mar 21
Tim is hands down the best lawyer in town. He was able to guide me through the legal process and keep me informed at... all stages. Which allowed me to not stress and focus on life. He was able to get me the best deal possible in my court case. One thing that blew me away is that he gave me his direct cell number and answered anytime I had a question which is rare with most lawyers. 100% Misny is the guy! There's a reason he's on literally every billboard in Cleveland.read more
Paul McFadden
Paul McFadden
13:29 20 Jan 21
My relationship with Tim goes back over 30 years and is one of great trust and mutual respect. Tim represented me at a... critical point in my life and I will always be indebted to him for the difference he made. He is always just a phone call away.read more
Rick Miller
Rick Miller
18:55 21 Dec 20
If I could reach into the sky just to pull more than 5 stars down for a rating I would! I have used other lawyers in... the past and it was such a pain to reach them when I needed them. Tim is in all honesty there for you. He gave me his personal phone number, and at anytime or any day he answered. If I had to leave a message I could count to 10 and he would already be calling me back. He also was willing to talk on the weekends! He didn’t just forward me to an impersonal automated system or a person with no experience. I will NEVER use another person for legal advice. He’s gracious enough to give me guidance whenever I have a question. No matter how complex. This may sound like an advertisement but I assure you this man was more in touch when I had an issue than my own family. A reasonable and caring family man who will MAKE THEM PAY!Thank you Timread more
PJ Camargo/Authentik Movement Training
PJ Camargo/Authentik Movement Training
01:51 22 Oct 20
I've had the pleasure of getting to know Tim personally over the past 2 years. Beyond him being an incredible lawyer &... 'Jack of all trades ' he is an amazing friend. One thing I love most is that he is family oriented & always making quality time for his loved ones. He inspires me to be a great role model &father figure one day. Tim loves nature & shares the true beauty of nature with how he raises his kids. From biking through trails & having his kids learn how to nurture the family garden - he teaches valuable lessons on how to appreciate the world we live in. I know that Tim is just a phone call away & always urgent to responding no matter the situation. He has given me some of the greatest advice & continously throwing positive energy my way! I'm honored to know him & be a friend of his. He is the true practioneer of changing lives & paying it forward. He has taught me so much in just a short amount of time. Tim Misny, a man that wakes up every single day to make a difference!read more
Scott Plate
Scott Plate
16:49 10 Oct 20
Tim has created a highly visible and effective law practice, and despite his decades of experience, he has never once... forgotten why he got into this business in the first place: to help people. He puts his whole heart into his work, and he works hard for everyone he represents. He has a gift for tuning out the noise and tuning into the core of what his clients need, and making it clear he has heard them. As a result, we feel empowered. He is smart, resourceful, creative, positive, and solution-oriented. His abundant energy makes people feel better, stronger, and valued. He loves and promotes his community; he gives back generously, and he always leaves everything better than he found it. Tim is a true man of action, and a man of his word. Could not recommend him more highly.read more
Mike M
Mike M
04:44 09 Oct 20
As a young man, I worked at a local garden center. I came from a family that had too many problems to list. I felt I... was never destined to be anything good. I had always wanted to be a police officer since I was a little boy. But, one side of my family told me that I would never be good enough to do it. Anytime I brought it up, they knocked me down until I started to believe that I could never accomplish my dream. One day, about 20 years ago, while working at that garden center, a very tall man came in and asked me to help him select plants. As we walked around the garden center, he struck up a conversation with me. He was very friendly and kind. I was a skinny teenager in dirty blue jeans and a t shirt. This man was dressed very nicely and I was surprised at how nice he was to me. During our conversation, he asked me what I wanted to do with my life after school. I told him that I wanted to be a police officer but many people told me that I’d never make it. I told him how my very own father said I wasn’t smart enough, brave enough, and I was wasting my time. I remember looking at the ground while I explained this to him. The man stopped and got serious. His voice dropped an octave and he looked me dead in the eyes. He pointed his finger at me and told me that I could make anything of my life that I wanted. He told me that it was up to ME to make my life goals come true. He told me to ignore anybody who tells me otherwise. He assured me that if I studied hard in school and never gave up on my dreams that they would become a reality. He told me to say it. I said “I can do it”. In that moment, I thought that if a complete stranger saw something in me, than maybe it could be true.After I helped him through the checkout and he left, many different employees at the garden center asked me if I knew who that man was. I did not. They told me, “That’s Tim Misny!” Once I figured out “who” Tim Misny was, my confidence grew. It was a pivotal moment. One in which steered the rest of my life. His words stuck with me. I worked hard and obtained my Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. I was hired by a local Law Enforcement Agency at the age of 21. I was sent to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy, which was an extremely tough place to be, to say the least. At the Academy, they try to break those who don’t have a determined spirit. On days I wanted to quit, I remembered Tim’s words. Maybe it was fate, maybe it was random chance.... I’ll never know But, Tim Misny helped me have the confidence and determination that was necessary to be where I’m at today. I’ve been a law enforcement officer for over 16 years. I’ve told this story to many of my coworkers.Tim, you’ll never understand how your words that spring day helped shape my future. Your words enabled me to provide a great life for myself and my family. I’m forever grateful.Mikeread more
Eric Evans
Eric Evans
21:02 04 Oct 20
Tim has represented me twice, once 30 years ago and again just recently. I was too young to fully appreciate his... expertise when he represented me the first time (as i was a minor who was the victim of an accident - he won for us, incidentally), but I'm old enough and wise enough now to really appreciate how truly great he is. First off, how many attorney's actually give you their cell phone number and actually answer? I would contend very, very few. Secondly, he has a street fighter mentality combined with a sharp legal intellect which makes you immediately think "I'm so glad this guy is on my side." I was really in a bind recently and Tim came through in spades - he is THE person I would call if I were in trouble or needed help - at a minimum he would know who I should talk to and direct me there (he knows his own limits, which is the key to a wise person) - at a maximum he would take on my fight himself and I'd have full confidence in his ability to deliver the best possible outcome for me - he fights for you like you're family - can't say it better than that.read more
Benjamin Firstenberg
Benjamin Firstenberg
19:32 28 Sep 20
I worked as an intern for Tim the summer of 2017 and it was an unbelievable experience both for my career and personal... development. He treats his employees with a level of respect, appreciation and honesty that I've truly not seen anywhere else that I've worked. We've stayed in touch these past few years and I'm still learning from Tim, whether it be the way he sees the world, his career advice or his commitment to his family. He's an honest man who treats people honorably.read more
David Shelton
David Shelton
01:13 30 Jun 20
I don't know much about Tim the lawyer, but I do know about Tim the man. Tim the man befriended me as a youth and gave... me the motivation to excel in school. Tim the man wrote the letter that got me into college and got me a helpful scholarship. Tim the man gave me an internship while in college. Tim the man has been a friend to me for over ten years. He makes himself available day or night whether I need advice or just want to talk about the day. There a lot of stigmas about attorneys (and they are earned) but Tim Misny bucks the stereotype. And if Tim the lawyer is half a good as Tim the man, he will live up to his word, and make them pay.read more
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