What to Know About Workers’ Compensation Claims in Ohio

If you’ve been hurt on the job in Ohio, you are most likely now seeking workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits are a fantastic way for injured workers to recover the financial assistance they need to get back on their feet again and eventually rejoin the workforce. Please continue reading and speak with AllianceMeds to learn more about workers’ compensation claims in Ohio and how our team can assist you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the different types of workers’ compensation claims in Ohio?

There are two primary categories of workers’ compensation claims in Ohio, and they are as follows:

  • Medical-only: This is when the injured party missed seven or fewer days of work as a result of the injury they sustained on the job.  Generally, this should allow you to receive compensation to cover the cost of your medical treatment and other benefits until you can report back to work.
  • Lost-time: Lost-time claims are when an employee misses more than eight days of work as a result of his or her work-related injury.

How do I file a workers’ compensation claim in Ohio?

You may file your workers’ compensation claim either by phone, online, or through a First Report of an Injury form. You should also understand that injured workers are not the only people who may file these claims; spouses of injured workers as well as the doctor treating the injured worker may also file a workers’ compensation claim on behalf of the worker. That being said, doctors who submit workers’ compensation claims are required to do so to the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation or the managed care organization within 24 hours of the injured party’s visit. You should also note that if you are denied workers’ compensation benefits, you are entitled to appeal your denial, though you must do so within 14 days. You will submit your appeal to the Industrial Commission of Ohio in a Notice of Appeal form. As long as you can prove that you truly qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, you should receive the benefits you need to heal and return back to the workforce. For any further questions, simply give us a call today.

Contact AllianceMeds

If you have become the victim of an on-the-job injury, it may be beneficial to speak with an attorney and the doctor that is treating you to determine how to make the process as easy as possible. AllianceMeds understands that a workplace accident can be challenging and is here to help. We will deliver your medication to your door using overnight delivery and cover any out-of-pocket expenses that may arise. If you have any questions about how we can help, contact AllianceMeds today.