Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Athens, Ohio

An on-the-job injury can often feel like the end of the line. Occupational injuries or illness can affect an individual or families income. Pursing a workers’ compensation case not only protects the injured party from allowing a workplace to treat them unfairly after an injury, but also can help replace lost wages and other medical expenses. Our workers compensation attorneys, at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP, know that these cases can face difficulties along the way, and are dedicated to making the process as easy for you as possible.

Once you decide to take action, a workers’ compensation lawyer ensure

  • File your claim within the one-year timeframe set by the statute of limitations,
  • Verify that your injury or illness was incurred while at work and provide evidence, i.e. that there was exposure to a toxin that led to illness at a job site,
  • Maintain a record of all medical care received in relation to your injury and recovery
  • Maintain a record of any workplace absences caused by your injury or illness

As workers’ compensation attorneys, it is our responsibility to answers any questions that may arise throughout the claims process and provide guidance whenever possible. Even in the event that your claim is denied, we will help you through the appeals process and if necessary, with bringing your claim to court.

Our direct partnership with our clients helps to ease the workers’ compensation claim process. Our clients can expect regular updates and communication each step of the way, and rely on our team at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP to stay up to date with deadlines. Lastly, our clients can rely on us to help locate high quality medical providers, trusted by the Ohio workers’ compensation system, to properly diagnose and treat conditions related to their workers’ compensation claim.

Going Beyond Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Attorneys with Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP, have provided counsel to injured and ill employees for over 60 years. Retaliation from an employer for reporting dangerous conditions and applying for workers’ compensation benefits often factors in to an individual’s decision to pursue a claim. We protect our clients from this retaliation. If an employer fires, demotes, reassigns, or harasses our clients as punishment for exercising their rights, we know how to take quick and decisive legal action.

When we collaborate with a client, we also investigate pursuing third-party injury claims. Despite the practically impossibility for an employee to sue his or her employer for negligently causing a workplace accident, the possibility does exist that a reckless driver, faulty toolmaker, or negligent employee of a different company can be held accountable via a personal injury  claim or civil lawsuit.

Wage theft issues are often uncovered during our investigation into a workers’ compensation case. Paying employees less than minimum wage, misclassifying employees as independent contractors, or expecting employees to work off the clock unpaid are all wage theft issues. Our skilled staff will identify possible wage theft issues when they meet with you.

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