The Ohio Workers’ Compensation Law team at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal, LPA has been helping injured workers for over 40 Years and we have handled thousands of claims.
There are often complex legal issues involved in claims regarding proximate causation, statutes of limitation, requirements for receiving different types of disability compensation, and intervening injuries. If you have been injured at work, it makes sense to contact a law firm that knows the laws, knows the system and strives to protect injured workers from unfair employers.
We can help you with:
- Workplace Injuries
- Occupational Diseases
- Repetitive Motion/Trauma Injuries
- Workplace Death Claims
- Representation at Industrial Commission Hearings and in Court
- Medical Treatment Denials and Medical Billing Denials
- Denials of Compensation
- Temporary Total Compensation, Permanent Total Compensation, Wage Loss
- Amputation Awards
- Intentional Torts
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Ohio workers’ compensation law requires employers to obtain workers’ compensation insurance for all employees to pay for medical treatment and disability for work related injuries. Therefore, if you are injured in the course of your employment, you are covered by workers’ compensation and should file a claim. Even if your employer fails to obtain workers’ compensation coverage or tells you that you’re not covered, you are protected and will receive all of the benefits and protection of Ohio’s workers’ compensation law if you file your claim. To ensure that you are protected you should always do follow the instructions in our guide, “Ohio Workers’ Compensation: What to Do When You’ve Been Injured at Work”.
- Preparing for a First Appointment with Your Workers’ Compensation Attorney
- Work Injuries – What to Tell Your Medical Provider – Avoid Mistakes
- Settlements Under Ohio Workers’ Compensation Law – FAQ
- Light Duty Job Offers
- Does Ohio Workers’ Compensation Law Protect My Job?
- Supreme Court Says Errors in Independent Medical Exam Report Are Harmless
- SB 7 – AGGRAVATION OF PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS
- Ohio Workers’ Comp Settlements & Medicare
- Disability After Retirement
- Report Your Work-Related Injury
We have extensive experience and familiarity with the employers in the following areas:
- Clark County – Springfield Area
- Greene County – Xenia – Fairborn Area
- Miami County and Shelby County – Troy – Tipp City – Piqua Area
- Montgomery County
- Warren County and Butler County – Lebanon – Springboro – Franklin – Middletown – Mason – Oxford – Hamilton – Trenton
Convenient Appointments and Scheduling
- Free Telephone Consultations
- Home and Hospital Consultations
- Weekend Appointments & Flexible Office Hours
Ten reasons to have us represent you in a workers’ compensation claim:
- Your interests come first.
- We understand your injury.
- You can’t trust your employer to look out for your interests.
- We handle the “paperwork”.
- You need a lawyer at your hearing.
- You deserve all of the money that you have coming.
- The most serious problem in your case may be unknown
- You are the boss.
- We work on a contingency fee basis.
- We strive to make the claims process as easy as possible
We represent you, and we place your interests first. We will advise you of your rights, and we will protect your rights. The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation [BWC] never places your rights or interests first. Be aware that anything that you say to a claims representative can and will be used against you if it suits the needs of the BWC.
Your workers’ compensation claim is like having medical and disability insurance only for the officially allowed injury. If your doctors diagnose problems not included in the official allowance, this is a major issue that must be addressed in a timely manner. It is unusual for the BWC or employer to agree to accept a new condition in a claim without objection. We will make sure that all injuries or conditions diagnosed by your doctor are evaluated. We will file to have new conditions covered by your claim if it is in your best interest to do so.
If your employer or caseworker tells you that you do not need a lawyer, don’t be fooled. Most individuals just rely on what an employer tells them and then hope for the best. Do you really trust your employer to protect your rights and to ensure that you will be covered and paid for all that the workers’ compensation law permits? Remember that every dollar paid in your claim to you or to your doctor increases the cost of your claim to your employer.
We will also help you with all the routine matters involved in workers’ compensation claims. We will obtain all your medical records and make sure they are filed with the BWC claim file, assist you with various report forms, answer questions regarding changing doctors, moving, finding a new doctor, etc.
In many claims, formal hearings before the Industrial Commission are required, often with very little warning. Either an attorney or a representative will represent your employer at the hearing from an actuarial company, which specializes in this area. You should have an experienced attorney protecting your rights at any hearing.
Neither the BWC nor your employer will advise you as to all of the different types and amounts of compensation to which you may be entitled. They will not explain the rules concerning compensation, payment rates, eligibility dates, etc. Without an attorney, it is unlikely that you will receive all the benefits to which you are entitled.
There are often underlying problems in a workers’ compensation claim that are not obvious until a crisis arises – such as losing your benefits – which can happen very quickly. Checking on your claim by an experienced attorney is important in protecting your rights.
We work for you only for so long as you want us. If you retain us, we know that we must do our job to your satisfaction or we will lose you as a client. We take our responsibility seriously. We will do our best for you.
Our fee is “contingent;” we earn a fee only if you get paid. The contingency fee system enables injured workers who cannot afford to pay on an hourly rate basis to have an attorney. The fee agreement will be carefully explained to you before you retain us.
Our attorneys, paralegals and legal assistants treat you with the courtesy and respect you need and deserve. We understand that a workers’ compensation claim can add an incredible amount of stress to any person’s life. Our goal is to put you at ease and to ensure that your claim will be handled in the most expeditious and hassle-free way possible.