If an employee is hurt at work or develops an occupational illness in southeastern Ohio, the employee has an opportunity to file for workers’ compensation benefits. Being approved for these benefits can be difficult, due to the hard application process. Employers and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation actively fight every workers’ compensation case that comes their way. As longtime workers’ compensation attorneys with offices in Marietta and throughout Ohio, we work diligently to make sure you get a desirable result.
Barkan Meizlish, LLP, collaborate with each client to ensure he or she has answers to these questions and many more that are asked throughout their case. Our workers’ compensation attorneys also pledge to help our clients pursue appeals of benefit denials if need be, and when necessary, pursue workers’ compensation benefits through filing into court.
After taking on a case, our workers’ compensation attorneys collaborate directly with their client throughout the application and appeals process. We promise to keep our clients fully up to date on developments throughout their claims process, and make sure all necessary paperwork is completed and submitted on time. We will also take extra steps to ensure our clients have access to doctors whose prognoses regarding temporary disability and ability to work are trusted by the Ohio workers’ compensation system.
Injured and ill employees have trusted Barkan Meizlish, LLP, for more than 60 years. Our experience has taught us how to prepare and protect our clients from employer retaliation. Reporting safety problems and applying for workers’ compensation benefits occasionally leads to this type of retaliation from employers. When employers fire, demote, reassign, or harass our clients as punishment for exercising their rights, our attorneys know how to take prompt legal action.
Ohio law makes it practically impossible for an employee to sue his or her employer for negligence that may have led to a work-related accident. However, the possibility does exist that action may be brought against an employee from a different company through a personal injury claim or civil lawsuit. When working with a client, we will also look for any indication that a third-party injury claim exists.
When our attorneys review workers’ compensation cases, we often uncover otherwise undetected wage theft issues. The wage theft can occur in several ways, ranging from minimum wage violations to misclassification of employees as independent contractors, and as far as making employees work unpaid while off the clock. Our team then lets you know if any wage theft violations are detected.
It costs nothing to speak with an experienced and caring attorney at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Wentz McInerney Peifer, LLP. You can email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with us online to set up a FREE CONSULTATION. Additionally, you can call us in southeastern Ohio at (740) 373-3875 or visit our offices at 250 Front Street, Marietta, OH 45750.
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