Over 9,000 Workers’ Compensation Hearings in 2017
NRS Injury Law doesn’t just claim to be an experienced workers’ compensation law firm, the numbers prove it! In 2017, attorneys at Nager, Romaine and Schneiberg handled 9,100 Bureau of Workers’ Compensation hearings. This equates to about 175 hearings per week. With the complex nature of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation claims process, legal representation is more pertinent than ever before. Trust your case to our experienced team!
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Claims Process
The start of any claim for workers’ compensation begins by reporting the incident or injury, and filing a First Report of Injury. Investigation by the Ohio BWC begins immediately and your claim will typically be approved or denied within 4 weeks. Many claimants find that their initial claim is denied and thus requires an appeal within 14 days.
The appeals process is the second leg of the complicated and arduous road that is known as the Ohio Workers’ Compensation system. Failure to provide adequate information or supporting evidence can lead to your appeal getting denied. Having an experienced attorney to guide you through the process, and ensure adequate supporting documentation is submitted is essential to being granted a hearing.
Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Unfortunately, even if a hearing finds in your favor, it is still only half of the frustrating battle. Fighting for benefits requires proper and detailed information and a vast understanding of all of the benefits available to you.
Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits Include;
- Temporary Total Disability for lost wages
- Wage Loss
- Living Maintenance
- Permanent Partial Disability
- Loss of Use
- Permanent Total Disability
- Medical /Pharmacy benefits
- Death Benefits
What to Do After a Work Injury
Work injuries, accidents and illnesses are more often than not, very serious in nature. Taking the proper steps from day one is essential to a winning a workers’ compensation claim. Beginning with your trip to a local hospital or healthcare provider, one of the first questions you will be asked is ‘Did your injury occur at work?’ If you answer yes to this question your first phone call should be to NRS Injury Law. We understand this is a scary time, full of unknowns – but we are here to guide you through the process from the very beginning.
If you or a loved one was injured on the job or killed in a work related accident, you must contact us today. With over 150 years of combined legal experience, the passionate team here at NRS Injury Law will work tirelessly to obtain the compensation you deserve. Allow us to help you navigate the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation system.
Contact us today for a free case evaluation. 855-468-4878