Do I Need A Lawyer For A Workers Comp Claim?

October 12, 2015 | By O'Connor Acciani & Levy
Do I Need A Lawyer For A Workers Comp Claim?

Have you been injured on the job? Are you not sure whether you are eligible for workers compensation? We can help answer these questions with our simple guide to Ohio workers comp. For immediate assistance, please fill out our free case evaluation form. Injuries on the job can result in huge medical costs, lost wages and long term disability. Many people naively assume they will be covered by insurance and their employer will take care of them. Unfortunately, workers compensation pits the employer against the employee in an adversarial process. In many cases your employer may deny you benefits, hoping you wont appeal. If they do settle, their settlement offer may not fully cover your medical bills or lost wages. Some managers may try to cut your hours, demote you or take other retaliatory actions for filing a workers compensation claim in Cincinnati. If your on-the-job injury results in long-term disability, insurance companies will make efforts to deny and discredit your claim to avoid paying the costs. To ensure you are protected in the claims process, you should consult with an attorney.


  • If you've been denied medical benefits
  • If your injuries require a hospital visit
  • If your injuries caused you to miss work
  • If you have any pre-existing conditions
  • If your employer has taken an adversarial stance with the Ohio workers comp division
  • If you believe you will not be able to return to work
  • If you receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
  • If you are confused about the workers compensation process
There are many different types of compensation available, depending on the severity of the injury, whether you suffered long term damage, whether you are able to return to work, or are advised by a medical professional to change occupation. There may be additional awards if the company violated safety requirements. Demonstrating your claim requires a number of procedures be followed, often with short deadlines in place. For example, your medical provider must report your injury to the managed care organization (MCO) within 24 hours. If you require medications, you must supply your pharmacist with your Social Security number, date of injury and claim number. There are several nuances to the workers compensation claims process, and employers will look for mistakes to deny your benefits. If you have been hurt on the job, don't let yourself be hung out to dry. Contact an experienced Cincinnati personal injury lawyer at O'Connor, Acciani & Levy today.