Frequently Asked Ohio Workers Compensation Questions
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I injured my neck in a car accident while driving to work; can I file a workers’ compensation claim?
The general rule is that fixed site employee is not in the scope of their employment coming and going to work. However, a person can file for workers’ compensation in Ohio if a salesman leaves from home to start their day of sales and is injured in a car accident. Even if this scenario occurs, an experienced attorney is necessary to help fight for your rights.
I have an allowed claim from the Ohio Industrial Commission but the BWC refuses to pay me, what can I do?
Hi, you would need to provide more info, such as, what is your claim allowed for and what benefits are being refused. The best way to figure out what exactly is going with your claim is to give us a call
My medical reports submitted the BWC also mentions degenerative disc disease; can I not use my own health care for back surgery?
Yes, it’s possible but I would suggest you attempt to get your claim allowed for a substantial aggravation of a pre-existing degenerative condition.
In Ohio can I collect workers compensation and additionally sue for pain and suffering?
That’s a great question but unfortunately in Ohio workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy for injured workers unless you can prove the employer intentionally caused your injuries. In lieu of suing for pain suffering you can file for permanent partial disability.
How do I find out if an employer is self insured for workers compensation in Ohio?
This can be found by contacting the BWC or going online. If a company qualifies for self insurance, they should apply to be self insured.
Can I file a lawsuit in Ohio if I was injured on the job?
Almost non-existent unless you can prove that the employer intentionally injured with a direct act or by deliberately removing a safe guard
What can I get for a lump sum settlement for workers’ compensation for statutory ptd crps?
The amount of a possible settlement varies each year and is usually based on earnings. This can also be determined on-line as well.
In Ohio, can I have a substantial aggravation of psychological disability additional allowed to my already existing claim?
This can be allowed. For a substantial aggravation of a psychological condition one must have collaborating medical evidence and a physical injury. This is where an experienced workers’ compensation attorney would be helpful
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This post was written by attorney Bruce Taubman, who has been practicing plaintiff work in Cleveland, Ohio, for nearly 40 years. You can reach out to Bruce at brucetaubman[at]taubmanlaw.net.