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Top Rated Workers' Compensation Lawyers in Columbus, Ohio

Focusing on Personal Injury, Social Security Disability, Employment Law and Workers’ Compensation cases, Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman’s attorneys represent people who need help the most throughout Ohio. Our attorneys also represent clients with Medical Malpractice and State Disability Retirement claims. And, unlike many Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation lawyers in Columbus, Ohio, we welcome Intentional Tort cases. When a person or organization intended to cause you harm by assaulting you, stealing from you, or committing fraud, you can find a courtroom-champion lawyer at Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman.

A Special Focus on Ohio Workers’ Compensation Laws by Our Workers’ Comp Attorneys

Suffering an injury or developing a debilitating health problem on the job can devastate your entire family. Partnering with a skilled Columbus Workers’ Compensation attorney will help you overcome the numerous barriers that can pop up when you apply for compensation and replacement wages. You can trust our Workers’ Comp lawyers to make sure all the necessary paperwork gets filled out and filed correctly, each deadline gets met, and objections raised by a case reviewer or your employer are answered with solid evidence.

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TAKING ON THE TOUGHEST CASE FOR THOSE MOST IN NEED

Injured workers, patients harmed by medical malpractice, car crash victims, wrongfully terminated employees, and participants in plans like the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System or Social Security have every right to expect financial compensation or benefits. Too often, the system fails an already suffering person and struggling family. This is when the attorneys with Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman will step up. Our lawyers take on employers, health care corporations, insurers, drivers, government agencies, and retirement plans to hold them to their legal obligations.

 

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Call (614) 221-3318 to speak with a workers’ compensation lawyer or for help with any other type of personal injury, wrongful death, Social Security disability, wrongful termination/workplace harassment, or workplace injury case.

Why you need an experienced, skilled Workers’ Compensation attorney near Columbus Ohio

WHY YOU NEED US ON YOUR SIDE

Experienced representation to even the odds

Pursuing a lawsuit or disability application alone can be very scary. You are in unfamiliar territory, and you have likely found yourself in a deluge of paperwork, legal jargon, and medical terminology. You’ve probably never done this before, but on the other side is a corporation or a government agency who does this every day. Furthermore, they probably have an attorney fighting for them – and against you. Sometimes it can seem like the deck is stacked against you.

We take pride in our ability to even the odds. We do this every day, and we’re good at it. Hiring an experienced, skilled Columbus Workers’ Compensation attorney ensures that when you go into a hearing or trial, you do so with the best preparation, organization, and legal argument possible. Additionally, you will know that all deadlines are met and all paperwork has been submitted, taking the burden off you.

Whether you have come to us for workers’ compensation, Social Security disability, personal injury, OPERS disability retirement, wrongful termination, harassment, or something else, you can be sure you have someone in your corner every step of the way.

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Experienced, dedicated, and ready to help

Our attorneys are experienced and skillful advocates. But just as important, they are compassionate – they would not be here if they weren’t. We know the reason you’re reading this is because you’re in a tough spot. Maybe you have been injured, or perhaps someone has harassed you or wrongfully fired you. You might be out of work and struggling to put food on the table. Our attorneys know that the people we help are suffering – and our attorneys care. They also know the best way they can help is to fight hard for you.

Looking through our attorney profiles, you will see experts in workers’ compensation, Social Security disability, personal injury, state disability retirement benefits, wrongful termination, harassment, and more. If your legal matter involves an injury, illness, or an employment issue, contact us. We have someone ready to help; and calling us may be the first step to relief.

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WORKPLACE INJURY LAWYERS IN COLUMBUS, OHIO

Top Rated Workplace Injury Attorneys in Columbus, Ohio
Suffering a serious injury on the job in Ohio means dealing with the state workers’ compensation system. While nearly every employer pays into workers comp as a kind of insurance policy to cover employees who get hurt while engaged in work-related activities, many barriers can spring up when a person files a claim. Partnering with a dedicated Columbus workplace injury attorney can clear away the obstacles and secure wage replacement and other payments.
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You should seek medical care and report your injury to your employer and the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation as quickly as possible. Delay between an injury and the reporting of the injury or seeking medical care can increase the chance that your claim will be denied. The initiating document for a BWC claim is called the First Report of an Injury, Occupational Disease or Death (the “FROI”). The form is available here, with attached instructions on filing the claim: https://www.bwc.ohio.gov/downloads/blankpdf/FROI-20020723.pdf

It is possible to navigate the BWC system without an attorney. However, your employer and the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation are represented by attorneys. An attorney on your side can help protect your rights, making sure you get the medical care and compensation you need to recover from the physical and financial impacts of your injury.

Most clients hire us after they receive the initial denial on their disability application. However, some clients call us after the second denial or while they are waiting for their Administrative Law Judge hearing to be scheduled. Our office can assist in gathering records and medical provider opinions during the first and second levels, and we will prepare you and attend the Administrative Law Judge hearing with you, taking your testimony and cross-examining the medical or vocational experts testifying at your hearing.

If you feel you have been discriminated against based on race, national origin, gender, age, or disability, you may contact an Employment Attorney to help determine if your employer terminated you unlawfully. Make sure to request and preserve all communications in writing, like your letter of termination, and alsohold on to texts, emails or memos from work that might support your potential discrimination claim.

If you feel you have been discriminated against based on race, national origin, gender, age, or disability, you may contact an Employment Attorney to help determine if your employer terminated you unlawfully. Make sure to request and preserve all communications in writing, like your letter of termination, and alsohold on to texts, emails or memos from work that might support your potential discrimination claim.

For most employment matters, we work on a contingent fee basis. This means that instead of charging hourly, we will receive a portion of what you are paid by the opposing party, whether through settlement or court decision.On the other hand, some matters may require hourly work, which means we will ask for a retainer up front, and we will generate periodic invoices as we work on your case.

An insurance company will typically push for settlement quickly; however, most personal injury cases have a two-year statute of limitations – the case must be filed before that date or it is forever barred.

To answer the title question in a single word: Zero.

It will cost you nothing to put a Columbus based workers comp attorney to work on your case when you partner with Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman. Our Columbus workers comp attorney offer free consultations to anyone in central Ohio who suffers an injury or develops an occupational illness on the job, and we only take workers compensation lawyer fees if we secure a settlement or an award of benefits for a client.

Our Columbus workers compensation attorneys understand that the majority of our workers’ comp clients come to us only when a work-related injury or illness has rendered them unable to earn money. Sometimes, too, we find ourselves representing a widow, widower, elderly parent, or dependent child who relied on the job earnings of a person who died in a workplace accident.

Often, our clients have already had their initial applications for workers’ comp benefits denied. A handful has even exhausted all their official appeals and needs to file lawsuits against the Ohio Workers’ Compensation program in order to receive settlements, money to pay medical bills, and replacement wages.

As a case proceeds, we assume the financial burden of collecting and organizing medical records, preparing applications, pursuing appeals, and, when necessary, preparing for a hearing before an administrative law judge who handles workers’ compensation cases. We do not charge legal fees for our hours, staff time, making copies, or mailing documents while a case is in progress.

When we do succeed on behalf of our clients, however, we ask for standard workers compensation lawyer fees. These will be calculated as a fixed percentage of a total settlement or the total value of a workers compensation benefits award. If a case was particularly complicated and time-consuming, we might also ask for some reimbursement for materials and expenses. Any such fees will be fully detailed and accounted for on an itemized invoice.

We never take a fee of more than 33.33 percent, and we are always will to adjust our fee to as low as 10 percent for a client who is experiencing significant financial hardships in the wake of a work-related illness, injury, or death. Payment plans can also be arranged for clients who qualify to receive “standard” workers’ comp benefits that get paid every two weeks like a paycheck.

But the most important thing for you to understand as someone who is unable to work and counting on disability benefits is that consulting with and hiring one of our Columbus workers comp attorney will not cost you anything upfront. If despite our best efforts, we cannot secure a settlement or benefits for you, we will not charge you anything.

Do not let concerns over workers compensation attorney fees in Ohio stop you from receiving the advice and guidance you need to make sure you can start to recover financially from a workplace injury, occupational disease, or accidental death on the job. Contact us online or call us at (614) 678-3318 to let one of our workers comp attorneys know what he or she can do to help.

Settlement amounts are difficult to predict, but most attorneys use jury verdicts from cases in the area where your accident occurred and that include similar factual circumstances.

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INDUSTRIAL ILLNESSES

The Ohio workers compensation system also covers lung diseases, cancers, and skin conditions caused by workplace exposures to toxic chemicals and harmful substances. Employees must know, however, that issues related to the statute of limitations, the development of disabling symptoms, and confirmed diagnoses loom large in workers comp claims stemming from industrial illnesses. Speaking with a Columbus Ohio workers compensation attorney who has a well-established network of health professionals to offer expert analysis can also help a sick worker find the medical care he or she needs.

Let the Columbus Ohio based workers compensation lawyers with Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman know how they may be of service to you as you apply for or appeal a decision on Ohio workers compensation benefits. We offer free consultations, so call (614) 221-3318 to request an appointment or connect with us online.

Multiple Locations To Better Serve You

Wherever you are, help is close by.

Jackson, OH

345 East Main Street
Jackson, OH 45640

Delaware, OH

20 East Central Avenue
Delaware, OH 43015

Galion, OH

118 Harding Way West
Galion, OH 44833

Cleveland, OH

6100 Oak Tree Blvd #200
Independence, OH 44131

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Worker’s Comp Lawyers Columbus, Ohio - Agee Clymer

140 E. Town St. #1100
Columbus, OH 43215