By design, Ohio workers’ compensation covers most work-related injuries, accidental deaths on the job, and occupational illnesses. In practice, workers’ comp benefits can be denied on several grounds.
Applicants for workers’ comp benefits should expect to hear each of the listed challenges that could conceivably apply to their situation. Employers do not relish opportunities to sign off on workers’ comp claims, and investigators with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation actually have the job of finding excuses to deny benefits.
Partnering with an experienced and caring Columbus workers’ comp attorney will help an injured or ill employee track down, organize and submit all the evidence needed to overcome challenges to their claims. A lawyer who knows the ins and outs of the workers’ compensation claims process will also be able to advise and represent the family of an employee who lost his or life to a workplace accident.
To learn more about what workers’ compensation will cover in Ohio, schedule a free, no-pressure consultation with an Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman attorney. We take appointments online and over the phone at (614) 221-3318 or (800) 678-3318. If your health or other consideration make visiting our Columbus offices, we can come out to meet you.