Do I Need a Lawyer to File Workers' Compensation in Ohio?

Helping Injured Working Men and Women Across Ohio

In theory, workers' compensation is supposed to be a simple way for people who have been injured on the job to recover their medical expenses and a portion of their lost wages. The reality for many people is unfortunately much different. At Minnillo & Jenkins, CO. LPA, our workers' compensation lawyers are often asked whether or not a lawyer is necessary to complete a workers' compensation claim. The answer to this question depends on the specifics of your situation.

If your workplace injury is minor and you expect to be back at work shortly, an attorney may not be necessary. On the other hand, there are certain situations where a workers' compensation lawyer is invaluable, such as in the following situations.

  • If your employer is disputing any part of your claim. The minute you have a reason to believe that the workers' compensation process will not go smoothly, get a lawyer involved.
  • If your workers' compensation claim has been denied. A lawyer can be very helpful in gathering medical evidence and preparing a compelling appeal.
  • If your injuries are likely to prevent you from working for a long time, or ever again. In these situations, you want to make absolutely certain that you receive all of the benefits that are entitled to under the law.
  • If you have reason to believe that your benefits will be terminated before you are able to return to work. An attorney can help you take all appropriate action under the law to maintain your benefits.

In short, if you encounter any obstacle or complication after a workplace injury, your best bet is to get in touch with a workers' compensation lawyer. Our law firm will be happy to discuss your situation with you.

Talk to the Cincinnati Workers' Compensation Attorneys of Minnillo & Jenkins

Call 513-723-1600 or e-mail us to schedule your free initial consultation. In all workers' compensation claims, we do not accept attorneys' fees unless we are successful recovering compensation for your injuries.