On behalf of Castrodale Law, LLC posted in workers’ compensation on Thursday, July 5, 2018.
Getting injured on the job in Ohio is never easy. Even knowing that your company provides workers’ compensation benefits doesn’t necessarily make things easy to handle. You will be out of work for an extended period, unsure of what’s to come. These benefits won’t replace your entire salary but will definitely help you pay the bills as you recover from your injury.
The first thing you should do is report the accident and injury to a supervisor. You need to let the employer know that an accident with injuries occurred during work hours and while you were on the job so a claim can be filed. The person reporting the claim to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) can be the injured party, the employer, the medical provider or a legal rep.
The Ohio BWC allows residents to file workers’ compensation claims via phone, online, in person or via fax. Once the initial claim is made with the Ohio BWC the agency will assign a claim number and service agent to the claim. The service agent will then reach out to you to begin acquiring the pertinent information needed to advance the claim further up the ladder.
If you are filing a claim as the injured worker you will need to provide your name, contact info, Social Security number, date of birth, date of the injury, job title, a description of the accident and the employer policy number.
Applying for workers’ compensation benefits in Columbus does not have to be a difficult or lengthy process if you follow the tips outlined in this post. Make sure you have all of the required information for your claim ahead of time so it is not denied.