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Ohio Workers’ Comp Benefits and Claims

Have you been injured on the job? In Ohio, if you experience a workplace injury or contract an occupational disease, it is likely you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, obtaining the information you need to best pursue your claim can be complicated and difficult.

For over twenty years, Attorney John C. Bucalo has represented victims of workplace injury and disability and serves many clients in the great state of Ohio.

Because the interests of employers and insurance carriers are often in direct conflict with those of an injured worker, consulting with an experienced Ohio workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible is important as you seek to recover payment for medical costs and disability benefits.

In Ohio, workers’ compensation insurance is provided through a state insurance fund and handled by two state agencies: the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) and the Industrial Commission (IC). BWC administers the insurance program, and pays medical bills and indemnity payments. If there is a dispute, the IC is responsible for resolving contested issues.

Some employers do provide their own, self-funded workers’ comp insurance coverage if they have the financial resources and are approved by the state to do so.

Regardless of who is providing your coverage, you should not wait to file a workers’ comp claim. Ohio law sets time limits that can prevent you from receiving the compensation you deserve. From initiation of the case to litigation when needed, attorney John C. Bucalo can help you recover:

  • Medical expenses
  • Prescription expenses
  • Permanent total disability compensation (PTD)
  • Temporary total disability compenstion (TTD)
  • Permanent partial disability compensation (PPD)
  • Working wage loss compensation (WL)
  • Non-working wage loss compenstion (NWL)
  • Scheduled loss
  • Impairment of earning capacity
  • Death award
  • Facial disfigurement
  • Temporary partial disability compensation (TP)
  • Violation of a Specific Safety Requirement (VSSR)
  • Settlement

If you have a case for seeking benefits under the Ohio workers’ compensation system — also known as workman’s comp, workmen’s comp, workers comp, workers’ comp, work comp and worker comp — Attorney John Bucalo is committed to putting his talent, resources and expertise to work for you. Contact us right away if you or a family member has gotten injured on the job, particularly if you have been denied benefits. John C. Bucalo is a certified specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Specialty Board, which distinguishes him from many other workers’ compensation lawyers throughout the state.

When you can’t work because of your injuries, you don’t have to wait until you have been denied benefits or compensation before consulting a skilled attorney who can help you file an Ohio workers’ comp claim, and navigate paperwork, documentation and hearings.

If you want results in your workers’ comp claim, contact northeast Ohio attorney John C. Bucalo today at 216.344.9100 for a free consultation.