Filing A First Report of Injury With the BWC

The decisions that you make after a work injury can have a profound effect on the success of your workers' compensation claim. Our attorneys are here to guide you through the process and help ensure that you meet all requirements in a timely manner.

If you were injured at work, you must file a First Report of Injury (FROI) with the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC). It is important to take timely action — failing to do so may result in the loss of your rights to seek benefits. Philip J. Fulton Law Office in Columbus, Ohio, has a legal team ready to help you meet the filing requirements. Call us locally at 614-929-3126 or toll free at 866-552-6353 to arrange a free consultation.

How To Report A Workers' Compensation Claim

Our lawyers have helped injured workers since 1980. We are knowledgeable about the process for achieving positive results, and we would like to share our knowledge with you. We can guide you through the process of reporting a workers' compensation claim, which will include completing an FROI. While you have two years to complete the report, it is wise to complete it as soon as possible.

To report your injury or illness, you must complete the form titled "First Report of an Injury, Occupational Disease, or Death." Your employer may be able to provide this form, but it can also be completed online. In the FROI, you will fill out a detailed description of the accident, a medical diagnosis if you have received one and other information relevant to your claim. After filing your paperwork, the BWC will issue you an identification card with your claim number and other pertinent information. The ID card can be used in a manner similar to a health insurance card when you are obtaining medical services.

The BWC will inform you of a claim allowance or denial within 28 days of submitting your FROI. If you are denied, you have further options to appeal the decision.

Contact An Advocate For Assistance Regarding First Report Of Injury

Philip J. Fulton Law Office is here to help you get the workers' compensation benefits to which you are entitled. You can choose our lawyers with confidence, knowing that we have helped many injured workers throughout Ohio with their claims from the onset. Contact us online, or call us locally at 614-929-3126 or toll free at 866-552-6353 to arrange a free consultation.