When you have an injury at work, or develop a condition due to your job, you will likely have many questions. How do I report an injury? Where do I go for medical treatment? What happens if I have to miss work? How will I pay my bills if I am off work? These are just some of the questions which may come up in your situation. At Connor, Kimmet & Hafenstein LLP, our Ohio Workers’ Compensation attorneys are prepared to help you answer those questions.
We will work tirelessly to help injured workers receive the benefits they deserve after having sustained an injury or developed an occupational disease at work. Our attorneys and staff are dedicated to working with you to make sure that all of your questions are answered and to make sure that you understand your claim and the workers’ compensation process. We believe that by working together and making sure that you understand what is happening with your claim, you will receive the best results.
Our attorneys are always willing to discuss your case with you personally and you are able to come in and talk with us “face-to-face” or on the phone if that is your preference. You are free to schedule an appointment at your convenience to go over your case and ensure that we have the ability to give you all the time and attention that your case deserves.
In addition to our attorneys, our law firm employs a large and experienced staff of paralegals and legal assistants to manage claims and process requests for benefits. We are strongly committed to aggressively prosecuting claims at the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC), the Industrial Commission of Ohio (IC), and in court, if necessary, to obtain the best possible results for our clients. Our single focus is upon helping our clients obtain any medical or compensation benefits to which he or she may be entitled.
The Ohio Workers’ Compensation system is a no-fault system which was designed to provide injured workers with payment of medical bills and monetary benefits to help replace lost income while you are unable to work. This concept is simple: if you are hurt at work, you are entitled to benefits. However, making sure that you receive all the benefits that you deserve can be complicated and we are here to provide the assistance you need.
The laws which establish the Ohio Workers’ Compensation system are among the most complex bodies of law in the State. Judges, hearing officers and lawyers are constantly debating the meaning of certain provisions in Ohio’s workers’ compensation law. Further, the legislature changes certain aspects of the law during virtually every session, meaning that old interpretations must be changed to deal with the new law. Our attorneys are equipped with the knowledge and the experience to deal with these changes and to present each case in a manner consistent with current interpretations of the law.