After the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) says denies your claim, you still have an opportunity to appeal that denial. The Industrial Commission of Ohio has offices throughout the state that make decisions on appealed claims.
Any party involved in a workers’ comp claim – the employee, the employer or the BWC – can appeal the case to the Industrial Commission. At this point, your workers’ compensation claim becomes contested over your right to participate in the state fund. Your case will be heard by a trained hearing officer.
However, Your Employer and the BWC Will be Represented. Will You?
You can expect that your employer and the BWC, guided by their legal counsel, will testify against you at this hearing. To even the playing field, you need an experienced attorney representing your interests.
Workers’ compensation is a complex body of law that has been interpreted over the years by many court rulings. Only an experienced workers’ comp lawyer has the knowledge it takes to successfully advocate for your position.
At Taubman Law, we have represented injured workers in thousands of hearings before the industrial commission. Contact us for a free consultation to evaluate your case and explain how these hearings work.