Workers Compensation Lawyer Wooster, Ohio

Getting injured on the job or developing an occupational illness in eastern Ohio gives most employees the right to apply for workers’ comp benefits. As longtime workplace accident attorneys with offices in Wooster, however, we know that applying for benefits is not the same as receiving them.

If you are looking for a workers compensation attorney in Wooster, Ohio, the Law Offices of Barkan Meizlish DeRose Wentz Mclnerney Peifer, LLP is here to help. Get the compensation you deserve after a work-related injury. Call now to get started.

Employers and officials with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation challenge nearly every claim. Questions an injured or ill worker must be able to answer include:

  • Did you file the claim before the one-year statute of limitations expired?
  • Did the accident or exposure to toxic substances actually occur while you were engaged in authorized work-related activities?
  • Do you have strong evidence that your injury or illness required medical treatment?
  • Did recovering enough to return to work require all the time you took?
  • Did you cause your own injury or illness by intentionally breaking laws or ignoring safety rules?

Our job as workers’ comp lawyers in Wooster, Ohio is to partner with each client to ensure he or she has irrefutable answers to those questions and many more. We also commit to helping our clients pursue appeals of benefit denials and, when necessary, to take the workers’ compensation program to court.

Going Beyond Workers’ Comp

Wooster workers comp attorneys with Barkan Meizlish, LLP, have advised and represented injured and ill employers for more than 60 years. This experience has taught us how to protect our clients from retaliation for reporting safety problems and applying for workers’ compensation benefits. When employers fire, demote, reassign, or harass our clients as punishment for exercising their rights, we know how to take quick, decisive legal action.

We also, when authorized by our clients to do so, look into options for pursuing what are called third-party injury claims. Ohio law makes it practically impossible for an employee to sue his or her employer for negligently causing a workplace accident. The possibility does exist, however, that a reckless driver, faulty tool maker, or negligent employee of a different company can be held accountable via a personal injury insurance claim or civil lawsuit.

Contact a Wooster Workers Comp Lawyer

If you or a family member suffered a work-related injury or illness in eastern Ohio, let a workers compensation attorney in the Wooster offices of Barkan Meizlish DeRose Wentz Mclnerney Peifer, LLP, know what we can do to help. We offer FREE CONSULTATIONS and can answer initial questions by email at You can also set up an appointment online or speak with a team member by calling (614) 221-4221.

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