Workers’ Compensation Blog

Can Workers’ Comp Benefits Be Garnished for Child Support?

Can Workers’ Comp Benefits Be Garnished for Child Support?

When you get injured on the job, workers’ compensation benefits can cover your medical bills and replace some of your lost wages. This system gives workers the time and financial support to recover from their injuries and return to the workforce. However, workers’...

How long does it take to settle a Workers’ Comp claim?

How long does it take to settle a Workers’ Comp claim?

Cases involving workers' compensation can occasionally be resolved quickly (within a few weeks or months), but most can take years to settle. On average, a workers' compensation case will be settled within 16 months. A resolution could lead to a court hearing or a...

Workers’ Compensation Frequently Asked Questions

Workers’ Compensation Frequently Asked Questions

In this article, we’ll answer some of the questions that we hear most often. 1. What is a workers’ comp injury? “An injury whether caused by external or accidental means or accidental in character and result received in the course of and arising out of the employee's...

What to do when your workers’ compensation claim is denied.

What to do when your workers’ compensation claim is denied.

Just because you received a denial for your workers’ compensation claim, doesn’t mean you’re out of options. You may still be able to file an appeal. A workers’ compensation denial letter can be a disheartening experience. You were injured on the job and you struggled...

Can You Get Workers’ Comp While Working From Home?

Can You Get Workers’ Comp While Working From Home?

Remote work was already on the rise in Ohio before the pandemic. Now, many are working partially or fully from home, and while this is a win for flexibility, it also raises questions about the workers' compensation system, especially if you’re injured during work...

How to file a workers compensation claim

How to file a workers compensation claim

For anyone injured on the job, workers’ compensation can serve as a lifeline.  If you find yourself in this situation, you probably feel stressed about the uncertainty of the future, wondering how you will pay medical bills along with other daily expenses. Filing a...

How To Win your Slip and Fall Workers Comp Claim

How To Win your Slip and Fall Workers Comp Claim

Let’s say you work in a factory or warehouse setting. You’re taking inventory when you slip, landing hard on your back. Turns out someone spilled a jug of liquid and you didn’t see it. You're hurt but your pride is really what’s injured. So, you get up, have a laugh...

How can I maximize my workers comp claim?

How can I maximize my workers comp claim?

Workers who have needlessly suffered a workplace injury deserve to be compensated for their medical bills and lost wages. While workers’ compensation laws try to make that a clear and attainable objective, pitfalls can limit or even undermine your claim, including...

Should I File a Workers’ Comp Claim?

Should I File a Workers’ Comp Claim?

For any worker injured on the job, it can be difficult to know if you should file a workers compensation claim and when to do it. You may be asking yourself, “Is my injury severe enough to file a workers comp claim?”“Will my employer fire me for filing?”“What bills...

When should I file an appeal for a denied workers comp claim?

When should I file an appeal for a denied workers comp claim?

The workers' compensation system provides certain benefits to workers who are injured while on the job. In a similar way to your personal auto insurance, businesses pay premiums for workers' compensation insurance that will provide medical and wage payments to the...

If you’ve been injured at work, read this.

If you’ve been injured at work, read this.

A seemingly normal day at work can quickly become the start of a nightmarish ordeal if you get injured. A slip and fall (read about the difference between slip and fall vs. trip and fall here), machinery accident, lifting injury, and more can deter your life in a...