Helping You Understand The Ohio Workers’ Compensation System
Navigating through Ohio’s workers’ compensation system can be an overwhelming experience for anyone suffering from a workplace accident or injury. At The Bainbridge Firm, LLC, our team of experienced attorneys offers capable legal guidance to lead you through the workers’ compensation process.
Ohio Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Focused On Your Interests
As attorneys dedicated to defending the rights of injured workers, we know what it takes to successfully navigate the complex workers’ comp system. Our emphasis on client service delivered with a personal touch helps form lasting professional relationships that lead to successful claims. From a history of helping thousands of clients that spans more than 50 years, we understand that clients would rather focus on personal health and recovery than deal with the legal requirements of claims.
The Ohio Workers’ Compensation System
Two agencies form the Ohio workers’ compensation system: the Industrial Commission of Ohio (IC) and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). Claim processing, compensation benefits payments and employment rehabilitation services are administered through the BWC. Claim disputes are resolved through the IC.
Often, the pressure to remain employed supersedes the need for an objective diagnosis from a doctor certified by the BWC. Instead, many clients are pressured to go to doctors recommended through employer referrals, and the resulting medical findings can compromise the validity of workers’ claims in the future. To start the claim process with objectivity, we provide clients with referrals to a network of doctors who are certified by the BWC.
Don’t Try To Tackle Your Claim Alone
If you would like to discuss the Ohio workers’ compensation system and disability benefits with a lawyer, contact us to schedule a free consultation at our Columbus, Ironton, Portsmouth or Marion law office. Please call The Bainbridge Firm, LLC, or send an email. We value your inquiry and will respond promptly.