Serving injured Ohio workers since 1985

Expertise Award for Best Workers Comp Attorney in Columbus 2024

We have recovered millions in workers’ compensation for our clients. You are in a tough situation now, let’s talk about getting your life back.

Expertise Award for Best Workers Comp Attorney in Columbus 2024We have recovered millions in workers’ compensation for our clients. Our clear record of success is a result of our dedication to helping our clients get their lives back. Let’s get started.



“I highly recommend Thomas Marchese.  Due to the knowledge and experience of his team, their hard work gave me security and peace of mind in my time of need.”
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“Thomas knows his stuff on the workmans comp claims. He got approval of my claim and followed up on outlying issues with getting things paid. Very pleased with the outcome.”
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Workers Comp Lawyer

You didn’t plan to get hurt at work. Now you suffer the pain, the bills, and the disruption of your life. For 38 years, we have defended the injured workers in the Columbus area. The laws are complex and workers comp is all we do.

Workers Compensation Lawyer, Thomas Marchese, sitting at his desk in his office.

Proven Success

Thomas Marchese is one of the first Ohio attorneys to earn board certification as a specialist in workers compensation law.  Tom has dedicated his entire career to the rights of injured workers and will personally handle your case; from consult to settlement. Read Bio

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Your case evaluation is free and without obligation.
Get expert help to file your claim, or fight the denial of your workers’ comp claim. Our Columbus office is 4 minutes from Nationwide Arena. We have plenty of free accessible parking. If your injuries prevent travel or you prefer no contact, let us know.

Why hire a workers’ comp lawyer?

Workers’ compensation laws are complex and frequently updated. You are probably qualified for more benefits than you think. Filing incorrectly or incompletely can result in claim denial and/or abbreviated benefits. This is why you need a workers’ comp lawyer working with you to make sure nothing is overlooked and that you get the results you deserve.

If you have already filed,  and your claim was denied or terminated, call now.

Important: Under Ohio Workers’ Compensation laws, workers do not need to prove fault to bring a claim.

∙  Injury Compensation  – pays 72% of wages for the first 12 weeks; 66 2/3% thereafter.

∙  Medical Benefit – will be authorized for approved curative treatment of work-related injuries and/or illnesses.

∙  Death Benefit – generally burial costs, partial medical, and 66.6% of the deceased’s income to surviving spouse and children.

∙  Amputation or Loss of Use Benefit – such as paralysis or multi-limb amputation may entitle the injured worker to compensation.

∙  Temporary Disability – until he/she can return to work in either a full or partial capacity.

∙  Permanent Partial Disability Benefit – pays a lump sum based upon residual impairment even after returning to work.

∙  Change of Condition – if the condition regresses, an adjustment in benefits or a switch from temporary disability to permanent disability.

∙  Vocational Rehabilitation – Approx $17,000 is reserved for worker retraining if the injured person is no longer able to perform.

∙  Multiple Injury Compensation is addressed per injury and compensated accordingly.


When You’re Hurting, We Help.

When you’ve been injured on the job, unable to work, and the bills keep piling up, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Let us carry some of the weight.

We’re on your side.

You get a free initial consultation to determine the scope of your case.

We make it easy.

We investigate, retrieve records, and make filings while you concentrate on healing.

You stay informed.

We negotiate with the insurance adjusters. You will always know where your case stands.

3,400+ clients helped by Tom Marchese


“Thomas Marchese and everyone who work with him is very nice, kind, caring, knowledgeable and are extremely helpful. I highly recommend him!”

Liz Reeves
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“If I have need of future service, I will definitely be contacting this attorney. Very nice, professional and helpful.”

Kimberly Michalski
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A happy family, smiling after being represented by a workers compensation lawyer in Columbus

A work-related accident can be painful, confusing, and emotional. If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, it is important to do what is necessary to protect yourself and speak with a qualified Columbus workers’ comp attorney. Workers’ compensation benefits (sometimes referred to as “workman’s comp”) exist to help those injured in work-related injuries heal, recover, and elevate their quality of life. That said, the process can be complex and lengthy. One mistake can result in claim denial, treatment denial, or even deeper confusion.

If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, you need a skilled workers’ compensation lawyer by your side – you need Marchese Law. We help injured workers throughout Columbus. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.


You want results.
We will get them for you.

We are located on Dublin Road minutes from downtown Columbus. We provide quality legal representation for those seeking workers’ compensation.

When you call for your free consultation, you will speak directly with your workers’ compensation lawyer, Tom Marchese, not an assistant.

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Have questions about a workers comp claim?

It is common to feel confused or in the dark about the workers’ compensation claim process. Although employers in Ohio must post information about their workers’ compensation insurance provisions publicly in the workplace, most employers stop there and don’t teach employees about their rights after suffering injuries on the job in more detail.

This may be your first workplace injury and workers’ compensation claim in Ohio. Don’t worry. The Columbus workers’ comp lawyers at Marchese Law are here to answer your questions and walk you through the claims process. We give honest, reliable, and straightforward answers. Read our FAQs.

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