The Ohio Workers’ Compensation program typically issues the first payment on an approved claim within 14 days. Direct deposits or checks should then follow every two weeks until the person is cleared to return to work. All kinds of special cases exist regarding workers’ compensation payments in Ohio, but this pretty well captures the situation for most people.
BUT … The key phrase in the short answer is “on an approved claim.” People who get injured or fall ill on the job in Ohio do not instantly qualify for workers’ comp benefits. Nor do the families of people who die in workplace accidents automatically receive settlements.
Employers and the Ohio Workers’ Compensation program itself can contest a claim. Reasons for denial range from exceeding the statute of limitations for filing the claim to allegedly causing one’s own injury by ignoring safety rules. Partnering with an experienced and dedicated Columbus workers’ comp attorney will help overcome such objections.
If you think you may be entitled to workers’ compensation payments in Ohio, consider asking an Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman attorney for help. We have decades of experience handling workers’ comp cases, and we maintain offices across the state. To schedule a no-cost, no-pressure consultation, call our Columbus headquarters at (614) 678-3318 or connect with us online.