Important—contact us if you move or change your phone number
If you move, change your mailing address, job, telephone number, etc., please contact us with your new information to avoid unnecessary delays and other problems with your case. We must always be able to communicate promptly with you.
Do not sign anything that you are unsure about
Of course, you should not sign anything for anybody unless you absolutely know it is okay or you have it approved by us. Do not talk to your own insurance company without first notifying us prior to your conversation. This is not to say that you should not say anything about your injuries. If you have friends and fellow employees, members of your family, feel free to tell them about your difficulties, because they later may be able to corroborate and provide support for your claim.
Remember—we are on your side
If you do not understand any of these instructions or you have additional questions or concerns, remember that we are here to represent you, to assist you, and to teach you about the civil justice system and your rights under the law. Our office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. When we are not here, leave a detailed message including your name, telephone number, and your question. This will help us to serve you more quickly when returning your call. We look forward to working with you.
Do you have a question?
A Nager, Romaine & Schneiberg Co., L.P.A. attorney is happy to answer your questions. Call us toll-free at 1.855.GOT.HURT (1.855.468.4878) or contact us online. We help clients throughout northeast Ohio including Lake, Geauga, Summit, and Stark counties.
- How can I help my attorney present my case?
- How long will my case take?
- Who pays my bills while I am waiting?
- What is subrogation?
- What is the difference between a claim and a lawsuit?
- What happens if my vehicle is damaged in an accident that is not my fault?
- What if I was cited for a traffic offense in connection with my personal injury motor vehicle accident case?
- What do I do if I am involved in an automobile collision as a driver or if I witness an automobile collision?
Information provided by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation—
- Who can file a claim with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC)?
- How long does it take to process my claim?
- How do I know what I am eligible for?
- Who is the BWC Customer Service Specialist (CSS) that is handling my claim?
- What does the date of injury mean?
- Is there a statute of limitations for filing an occupational disease claim?
- Is there a statute of limitations on the lifetime of my claim once it has been filed?
- What is an occupational disease?
- Why was my claim disallowed?
- Can I go to any doctor I want?
- How do my medical bills get paid?
- What is the difference between the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) and a managed care organization (MCO)?
- Who is the MCO for my claim?
- How do I get reimbursed for prescriptions I paid for?
- What if I paid more for the prescription than I am reimbursed?
- Will I be paid for the entire period of time I am off work?
- How does the BWC determine how much I will be paid while I am off work?
- Why do the amounts of my checks vary?
- How do I sign up for direct deposit?
- How long before my money goes directly to my bank?
- What are the current tax, benefit and earning (COLA) amounts?
- What do the letters after a Social Security or Medicare number mean?
- Do I have to pay income tax on my Social Security benefits?
- Can I receive Social Security benefits and SSI?
- How can I get a certified copy of a birth certificate?
- Will my benefit amount be the same for the rest of my life?
- My mother is disabled and I need to stay home to help care for her. Does Social Security provide benefits to a caregiver or housekeeper?
- Can I borrow from my future Social Security benefits?
- Can a child receive benefits on the record of a grandparent?
- Can I opt out of Social Security?
- How can I obtain proof of my military service?
- Is a copy of my birth certificate good enough to prove my age?
- What are the requirements to receive Social Security benefits?
- I am a surviving divorced spouse. Can I receive benefits on my ex-spouse’s record?
- How much can I earn and still receive disability benefits?
- What is the difference between Social Security disability and SSI disability?
- Do disabled children qualify for benefits?
- How long does it take to get notified of a decision about disability benefits?
- Is there a time limit on Social Security disability benefits?
- Do disability benefits change once I turn full retirement age?
- Why is there a five-month waiting period for Social Security disability benefits?
- Will I automatically get Medicare benefits if I get disability benefits?
- I receive disability and my condition has worsened. Can my benefit be increased?
- What is the earliest age that I can receive disability benefits?
- How do workers’ compensation payments affect my disability benefits?
- Can a person with a terminal illness qualify for disability benefits?
- How many credits are required to be eligible for disability?