What to do if injured at work in Ohio
Cincinnati Workers’ Compensation: What to do if injured at work
Report your injury for workers’ compensation
If you sustain injuries while on the job you should report the injury to your employer immediately. Then, complete an accident report in writing. It is important to report any injury to your employer even if you think it is a minor injury that will not require medical treatment.
Most employers will work with their employees to help them get medical treatment and file a workers’ compensation claim. If your employer or the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation does not treat you fairly, Mark L. Newman, attorney in Cincinnati, Ohio can help you file a claim to obtain all the benefits available to you.
Seek medical treatment
When you are injured on the job you should seek medical treatment immediately. Tell the doctor how you sustained the injuries. Remember to tell your doctor that your injuries came from working. You can treat with any doctor in an emergency or for your initial treatment. After the first visit you must treat with an Ohio BWC certified provider for your medical bills to be paid.
Your employer may insist that you treat with a specific doctor after a work injury. However, you have the right to select your own doctor as long as the doctor is an Ohio BWC certified physician. When you visit your doctor give them your workers compensation claim number. Next, you will want to provide your MCO information. Attorney Mark L. Newman can help make sure you receive the necessary medical treatment for your injury. He is an expert in the Ohio Workers’ Comp process and will guide you through your claim.
Filing a workers’ compensation claim
To file a worker’s compensation claim you must file a First Report of Injury (FROI) with the Ohio BWC or the managed care organization. You can complete the FROI online at ohiobwc.com or complete it and fax it to the Ohio BWC at 866-336-8352.
An attorney, doctor, hospital or employer may file the claim on behalf of the injured worker. The BWC sends you an identification card with your claim number once they receive your claim. Attorney Mark L. Newman can help you file your claim. Further, he can assure you that your claim meets the requirements and deadlines set by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.
Mark L. Newman will represent you on a contingent fee basis, which means he is not entitled to attorney fees unless you are awarded disability benefits. If you have questions about applying for Workers’ Compensation, or need help filing an appeal, please call us at (513) 533-2009 or contact us by email.