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Factors to consider when filing a workers’ compensation claim in Ohio

On Behalf of | Jan 11, 2023 | Workers' Compensation

Anyone can get injured at work regardless of the industry. If this happens to you, filing a workers’ compensation claim may be your best option. The injury may affect your ability to work or result in long-term health complications. Thus, you need your daily and medical expenses to be covered.

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) will handle your case. They will investigate your case and determine if you are eligible to be covered. If you disagree with their decision, you can appeal.

Different factors can help strengthen your claim. They include:

Written reports

It will be best to report the injury to your seniors in writing. Undoubtedly, you will explain to them how the accident happened verbally. But you should also submit your written report. Ensure you have a copy of the report.

Medical attention

If your company has an on-site healthcare facility, visit it to have your injuries checked by experts. If not, seek medical attention outside. This can protect you from severe complications, which are common in workers who downplay their injuries, and in turn, fail to get treatment on time.

Time

Time is crucial when it comes to work injuries. First, you need to report immediately to eliminate the chances of the injury being dismissed as not being work-related. If you feel pain or an object hits you, go to a senior’s office and report it. You will then submit a written report, perhaps by the end of the day.

Another vital time is the deadline for filing a workers’ compensation claim. In Ohio, this duration is within one year of the injury. The earlier, the better.

Filing a workers’ compensation claim can help you receive what you deserve after suffering a work-related injury. It will help to get guidance from an experienced professional to avoid mistakes.