Workers Compensation Lawyer Wooster, Ohio

Developing an occupational illness or sustaining an injury on the job in northeastern Ohio gives employees the right to apply for workers’ compensation benefits. Our workers’ compensation lawyers know that applying for benefits is not as simple as applying and immediately receiving them. Employers often challenge workers’ compensation claims that come their way, as does the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Our longtime practicing workers’ compensation lawyers work hard to make certain you get the optimal result.

Your workers’ compensation attorney will help you:

  • File your claim before the one-year statute of limitations expires
  • Confirm that accident or exposure, if any, to toxic substances occurred while you were engaged in work-related activities
  • Confirm that your workplace accident, injury, or illness required medical treatment
  • Help document that your injury or illness caused you to miss work

Our job as workers’ compensation attorneys is to partner with each client and make certain he or she has answers to any questions that may come up throughout their case. We also commit to helping our clients pursue appeals in the event that their benefit application is denied. When necessary, our workers’ compensation attorneys will help you pursue your workers’ compensation benefits through filing into court.

When we work with a client on their workers’ compensation application or case, we communicate directly with our client through the full process. We promise to keep our clients updated on developments at all stages of their claim, and ensure all the mandatory documentation is gathered and submitted within the appropriate timeframe. Most importantly, we take extra efforts to ensure that each client has access to qualified medical providers. By helping our clients find providers who are trusted by the Ohio workers’ compensation system, we help make sure our clients receive proper diagnoses and assessments regarding temporary disability and their ability to return to work.

Going Beyond Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Attorneys with Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP, have advised and represented injured and ill employees for over 60 years. Our vast experience in the area has showed us the best ways to protect our clients from employer retaliation. Employers occasionally attempt to retaliate against their employees for reporting safety concerns or applying for workers’ compensation benefits. Our workers’ compensation attorneys know how to take quick, decisive legal action when employers harass our clients as punishment for exercising their rights. This harassment includes retribution such as firing or shifting an employee’s position as punishment.

Once we partner with a client, our workers’ compensation attorneys can also help navigate filing third-party injury claims. Ohio laws make it difficult to file against an employer for negligently causing a workplace accident. Luckily, there is a possibility that a reckless driver, faulty toolmaker, or negligent employee from different company might be found accountable via a personal injury  claim or civil lawsuit. Our Wooster area attorneys will help navigate these types of claim if they are applicable to your case.

During our initial review of workers’ compensation cases, it is not unusual that we uncover wage theft issues. Wage theft can look different in every case. Some examples of wage theft include minimum wage violations, intentional misclassification of employees as independent contractors, or making employees work off the clock unpaid.  Our skilled staff will identify possible wage theft issues when they meet with you.

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. We offer FREE CONSULTATIONS. You can email questions to or set up an appointment online. In addition, you can speak with a team member by calling 330-845-4233 or come visit our offices located at 248 N. Walnut Street, Wooster, OH 44691.

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