Ohio Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Being injured on the job can change your life forever. In many cases, seriously injured workers are unable to return to work for months, and far too many are left permanently disabled. Ohio’s Workers’ Compensation is supposed to provide injured workers with financial compensation for lost wages and medical bills stemming from their work injury. But employers often challenge legitimate claims to keep their costs for Workers’ Compensation insurance low. And while the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) purports to help injured workers and claims they can file for benefits without the aid of a private Workers’ Compensation attorney, its main concern is protecting the state fund from which benefits are paid. Both the BWC and your employer will retain their own lawyers for your claim, and to protect your interests, you should work with an experienced Ohio Workers’ Compensation lawyer as well.
At The Cochran Firm, our Workers’ Compensation lawyers work every day to provide all of our clients with a level of service that honors the high standard of excellence established by our founder, Johnnie Cochran. Our Workers’ Compensation lawyers have helped hundreds of injured workers successfully pursue their rightful benefits, to ensure they have access to the funds needed for a complete physical, financial and emotional recovery. If you or a loved one are trying to recover from a workplace injury, you can be assured that the Workers’ Compensation lawyers at The Cochran Firm will be with you every step of the way to make certain you are fairly and fully compensated for your suffering. To learn more about all of the ways The Cochran Firm can help you and your family get your lives back on track after your workplace injury, please contact us for a free, no obligation legal evaluation of your case today.
Ohio Workers’ Compensation Claims
Injured workers in Ohio are entitled to disability benefits, depending on the extent of their disability:
- Total disability. This includes situations where you experience a total loss of function, including both temporary and permanent total disability.
- Partial disability. When you experience a total loss of function to a body part — such as your legs, arms, or an internal bodily. These benefits also are classified as either temporary or permanent partial disability.
In most cases, Workers’ Compensation benefits is based on a percentage of your average weekly wage for the past year, or it can be a percentage of your weekly earnings from the date of diagnosis or injury. Workers’ Compensation in Ohio is a no-fault law, which means that any time a worker is injured in the course and scope of employment, workers’ compensation coverage will be available.
The Cochran Firm has been representing accident injury victims for over four decades, and our attorneys have successfully represented hundreds of injured workers in Workers’ Compensation claims involving:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury and paralysis
- Back and neck strains and sprains
- Broken bones and fractures
- Burn injuries
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Hearing loss
- Vision loss
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)
- Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
- Carpal-tunnel syndrome and other repetitive-stress injuries
- Degenerative disc diseases
- Herniated disks
- Toxic and chemical exposure injuries, including asbestos
The Workers’ Compensation lawyers at The Cochran Firm can help you navigate the Ohio Workers’ Compensation System from your initial claim through any appeals. Our attorneys can also represent you in third party insurance claims against the property owner, equipment manufacturer or subcontractor who may be held personally liable for causing your injuries. But please be aware that there are limits which can reduce or prevent you from receiving the compensation you deserve. To make sure your rights are protected, please contact the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at The Cochran Firm today.
Legal Help for Workers’ Compensation Claimants
At The Cochran Firm, all of our highly-experienced attorneys are dedicated to providing quality legal representation to injured people, their families, and the ordinary citizen, just as Johnnie Cochran envisioned when he founded the firm over 40 years ago. If you or a loved one are seeking personal, dedicated and aggressive legal representation for your Ohio Workers’ Compensation claim, please contact The Cochran Firm today by filling out our online form, or call (513) 381-HURT.