Filing for Workers’ Comp in Ohio

Union County Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Employees who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses have the ability to seek medical treatment and financial wage supplementation by filing a claim through their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ comp is a critical safety net for workers who suffer harm in the course of performing job-related duties, and the compensation it provides can ease the burdens when an injury or illness keeps an employee out of work.

Although workers’ compensation is available, it is certainly not an easy process to navigate. Because there are many rules and deadlines in place, it is also easy for injured workers to make critical errors that compromise their ability to collect compensation. By having a proven lawyer on your side during the process, you can ensure the correct steps are being taken, your rights are protected, and that you are in the best possible position to secure a successful resolution.

Bridges, Jillisky & Streng, LLC is a full-service law firm passionate about advocating for the injured. Our workers’ compensation attorneys have helped men and women throughout Union County and the state of Ohio, and have accumulated the experience and insight needed to help clients file effective workers’ compensation claims. We leverage our decades of experience to help clients swiftly and successfully file claims that can help them rebuild their lives.

Why Choose Us?

  • Proven Record in Work Injury Cases
  • Award-Winning Legal Team
  • Personalized, Attentive Service
  • No Fees Unless We Win

Discuss your case and rights during a FREE consultation. Call (937) 403-9033

The Workers Comp Process

There are a number of rules and procedures inherent to Ohio’s workers’ compensation system, and they must be followed precisely in order for injured workers to have the opportunity of securing the compensation they need. Generally, filing a workers’ comp claim in Ohio will consist of the following steps:

  • Reporting the injury or illness – The first and most important step in the workers’ compensation process is to report your injury or illness as soon as possible to your employer. By waiting, you risk opening the door to claim denials.
  • Filing a report – After reporting an injury or occupational illness, your employer will likely provide you with a First Report of an Injury Form (FROI) to detail your injury or disease. This claim must be filed within a certain period of time, otherwise the statute of limitations will bar you from compensation.
  • Decision – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will review your claim and any relevant medical documentation to determine whether you qualify for workers’ compensation. They will also rate your disability (temporary or permanent) to determine the amount of compensation you may be entitled to receive.

While the process may appear straightforward, it can be quite challenging, especially when injuries or illnesses have placed extensive physical, financial, and emotional burdens on your life. Our legal team works with injured workers and their families to help ease these burdens, ensure they receive appropriate medical care, and ensure that all the proper steps are taken when filing an initial claim do that denials can be avoided. We also work to ensure that clients are rated correctly for compensation.

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Time is a critical factor in workers’ compensation cases, which is why we strongly encourage local residents to reach out to our firm as soon as possible after their accident. Our legal team is standing by to help and to begin working immediately on helping you file a claim. Because our attorneys handle all workers' comp claims in house, you will not be referred to an out-of-town attorney and will have a close working relationship with your lawyer.

To speak with a Union County workers’ compensation attorney from Bridges, Jillisky & Streng, LLC, call (937) 403-9033 for a FREE consultation.