Cincinnati employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance via the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC)’ unless they are self-insured.
Say for instance you were doing something for the benefit of your employer and you became ill or injured, as a result. In such a case, your illness or your injury is work-related and you may be eligible to receive benefits as long as you meet all requirements.
Workers’ compensation can help with the medical treatment you need to recover, help partially replace the wages that you lose during your recovery time, and help you return back to work.
If you know your injury or illness is work-related and you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, follow these steps to ensure that everything is handled properly:
- Report the injury/ illness to your employer: The most important thing an employee should know after a work-related injury is to report the injury to a supervisor immediately. To be safe, employees should report all personal work-related injuries to their supervisor in writing.
- Get emergency treatment if needed: If it’s an emergency, get to the emergency room or call 911 right away and let the medical staff know that your emergency is work-related. If possible, contact your employer.
- Hire a Cincinnati workers’ compensation attorney: Hiring a Cincinnati workers’ compensation attorney with experience handling hearings at the Industrial Commission is a good way to make sure your claim allowance is handled properly.
The attorneys at Mckenzie and Snyder are determined to protect the rights of injured workers. They provide free consultations and can inform you of your rights and obligations.
Call us today at (513) 737-5180 to schedule a free consultation.