If you have been injured on the job, you are likely seeking workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits are used to supply injured workers with financial assistance so that they can eventually rejoin the workforce. To learn more about workers’ compensation in Ohio, continue reading and speak with our team at AllianceMeds. Here are some 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. These two categories are as follows:
- Medical-only: If an injured party misses seven or fewer days of work due to the injury they sustained on the job, they should receive compensation to cover the cost of their medical treatment and other benefits until they can report back to work.
- Lost-time: When an employee misses over eight days of work due to their work-related injury, they will file a lost-time claim.
How do I file a workers’ compensation claim in Ohio?
You can file a workers’ compensation claim in Ohio by phone, online, or through a First Report of an Injury form. Injured workers are not the only individuals who are able to file these claims. In fact, spouses of injured workers and doctors treating the injured worker may also file a workers’ compensation claim on behalf of the worker. However, it is important to understand that when a doctor submits a workers’ compensation claim, they are required to do so with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation or the managed care organization within 24 hours of the injured party’s visit.
If you are denied workers’ compensation benefits, you are entitled to appeal your denial. You must appeal your denial within 14 days. This process will include submitting your appeal to the Industrial Commission of Ohio in a Notice of Appeal form. If you are able to prove that you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, you should receive the benefits you deserve and require to heal so that you can return to work.
If you have any further questions about recovering workers’ compensation benefits in Ohio, do not hesitate to contact an experienced attorney and reach out to our team at AllianceMeds to learn how we can assist you with your benefits.
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