It is quite common for an employer to contest or fight a workers comp claim. An employer may argue that an accident at work did not actually take place, or that if it did, it did not result in serious injury. I often advise clients to try and remain calm under such circumstances as they are very common and rarely personal. That being said, such a situation can be both frustrating and worrisome, especially considering the medical bills and loss of income that often accompanyies a work injury.
An important thing to keep in mind is that under workers’ compensation law in Ohio, injured workers have recourse if and when an employer contests his or her claim. It is critical that you make sure you stay in contact with the bureau of workers’ compensation (see: http://www.ohiobwc.com) and you pay attention to the mail that you receive so that you know what decisions are being made by both your employer as well as the BWC. This way, if you have to contest a decision, you are able to do so in a timely fashion.
If you are confused or concerned about the workers compensation process and/or a decision that has been made, you may find that speaking to an experienced workers compensation lawyer in your area can help put your mind at ease. Most attorneys practicing Ohio workers comp will offer free consultations so there is generally no obligations attached.
McKenzie & Snyder LLP practices Ohio workers’ compensation law in the Greater Cincinnati Area, including: Colerain, Hamilton, Fairfield, Dayton, Springboro, Fairborn, Oxford, Reading, Forest Park, North College Hill, Loveland, Madeira, West Chester, Monroe and more….We can be contacted at 513-737-5180 or by using the contact form to the right.
Written by Andrew Tobergte