Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Cleveland, Ohio

The effects of an on-the-job injury can be devastating. From financial loss to emotional strain, the results of a workplace injury or illness are trying. Fortunately, the workers’ compensation attorneys at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP, are here to help. We know that pursuing a workers’ compensation claim can be intimidating and time-consuming. Our workers’ compensation attorneys understand the hardships our clients made experience during their workers’ compensation claims process and do their best to simplify the process. Taking the plunge and pursuing a workers’ compensation claim in Cleveland is important for not only yourself, but your family and other employees at your company. Filing a workers’ compensation claim in Cleveland can help you recover lost income, pay off medical bills associated with your injury or illness, and prevent your employer from mistreating its employees.

Once you decide that filing a workers’ compensation claim is the right decision for you, the Cleveland workers’ comp lawyers at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP, will partner with you to take the following steps:

  • Collect all necessary and relevant documentation regarding your workers’ compensation claim. This includes medical records and records of absences from work related to your illness/injury
  • Substantiate that your illness or injury was onset while you were at work or engaging in workplace activities
  • File your claim within the one-year limit set forth by the statute of limitations

The workers’ compensation attorneys at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP, are prepared to help you with these tasks, as well as answer any questions you may have regarding your workers’ compensation claim. If you claim is denied, our workers’ comp lawyers will work quickly to begin the appeals process and if necessary, file your claim at court.

To simplify the claims process as best we can, our workers’ comp attorneys work directly alongside their clients. Communication and updates are key to keeping clients informed on the status of their case, and our attorneys promise to do just that. The team at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP, stays on top of deadlines and keeps our client’s information organized and accessible. We also help our clients find top-notch medical professionals, trusted by the Ohio workers’ compensation system, to access their condition and injuries accurately. This helps assure proper documentation is maintained regarding our client’s injury or illness, and that they can receive quality medical attention.

Going Beyond Workers’ Compensation Benefits

At Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP, our workers’ comp attorneys have experience in many areas of law. Our attorneys have represented employees suffering from illnesses or injury for over 60 years. When an employee pursues a workers’ compensation case, it is not unusual for wage theft issues to be brought to light. This means that instances of tip withholding, expecting employees to work off the clock, or intentionally mislabeling or misclassifying employees to avoid properly compensating the employee may be uncovered. Our workers’ compensation attorneys will work diligently and make sure that when wage theft issues are present, they are handled with the upmost importance.

Retaliation is an unfortunate yet common occurrence during workers’ compensation claims. When employers hear that an employee is planning to pursue a claim for a workplace injury or illness, the employer may act in a manner that is unlawful in order to punish the employee. Demoting or reassigning an employee when he or she begins to pursue a workers’ compensation claim, as well as general workplace harassment as a result of the claim, are all examples of retaliation. The attorneys at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP, will work with you to fight against this retaliation.

Lastly, our workers’ compensation attorneys will investigate whether pursuing a third-party injury claim is an option for you. Ohio law often prohibits employees from holding their employers responsible for workplace negligence that leads to a workplace accident or injury. However, if a representative or employee of another company had a part in your injury, a personal injury claim or civil lawsuit might be an option.

Contact a Workers’ Comp Lawyer

It costs nothing to speak with an experienced and caring workers’ compensation attorney at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Wentz McInerney Peifer, LLP. You can email questions to or connect with us online to set up a FREE CONSULTATION. Also, you can call us in northeast Ohio at (800)-274-5297 

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