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How do I file a workers' comp claim?

If you're injured while on the job, you need to report the accident to Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation. Actually, you, your employer, a medical provider, your employer's managed care organization or a legal representative can file the claim with Ohio BWC - claims can be filed  online,  by phone, fax, mail or in person. Once we receive your claim, we'll assign a claim number and a claims service specialist to begin the initial claims process.

All injured workers with allowed workers' compensation claims are entitled to payment of medical bills for treatment related to the injury or occupational disease. Following are five of the most common compensation benefits injured workers with allowed workers' compensation claims may be entitled to:

Payment of temporary total compensation for injured workers who are 100 percent disabled for a temporary period of time as a result of the injury or occupational disease;

Payment of wage loss compensation to injured workers who are working with restrictions caused by the injury which cause a reduction in earnings or who are actively seeking but are not able to find work within their physical capabilities;

Payment of a percentage of permanent partial disability award for residual impairment resulting from an injury or occupational disease;

Payment of permanent total disability (PTD) compensation to injured workers who have been declared permanently and totally disabled by the Industrial Commission of Ohio. A declaration of PTD means that the injured worker is not capable of returning to the former position of employment or of engaging in any sustained remunerative employment;

Payment of a lump sum settlement award to injured workers who have agreed with their employer to settle the workers' compensation claim.


Cleveland Lawyer Explains Ohio Workers Comp Benefits for Employees Hurt on the Job.

Areas of practice: Workers' compensation, (SSD) Social Security disability, (SSI) Supplemental Security Income, Personal injury, Medical Practice, Birth Injuries and Delivery Room Mistakes and more.

Cleveland Ohio Workmans Comp Lawyer explains that if you an injury on the job you have legal rights to obtain compensation for medical bills, money of you are unable to work, and future treatment costs.  Cleveland  (216) 339-1800 or (800) 307-7404 | Columbus 614.398.3828 | Lorain + Toledo 440.328.8883 | Akron + Canton 330.974.0012