Workers' Comp Claims That Have Been Denied

Did the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Deny Your Claim?

The Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) reviews thousands of workplace injury claims every year. Generally, they do a credible job of approving benefits for workers who have suffered an injury on the job or families who have lost a loved one in a workplace accident. Sometimes, though, they make a mistake and deny a deserving initial application.

If your claim has been denied, you are probably frustrated and confused. Many injured workers simply give up if their claim has been denied. An experienced attorney from the network can make the difference in whether you ultimately receive the benefits you need. Our group is comprised of independent workers' compensation and personal injury law firms in every corner of Ohio. When you call us toll-free at

If the OIC Refuses to Hear Your Appeal

The OIC may refuse to schedule an appeals hearing to review your case. In that case, you must wait 60 days before it officially becomes a denied workers' compensation claim. You may then appeal your claim to the Court of Common Pleas in the county where your accident and injury occurred. It's another good reason why it is important to have a local workers' compensation lawyer from the network handling your denied claim. If the Court of Common Pleas agrees to overturn the denied claim, your case will return to the Ohio BWC, where it will be approved by law. You will begin receiving the benefits you are entitled to. Cash payments will be paid directly by the BWC. Medical benefits will be paid under a managed care organization assigned to your employer.

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Contact us to arrange an opportunity to meet with an experienced Ohio workers' compensation attorney in our network. There is never a fee for a consultation. There are never attorney's fees unless you collect compensation.

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