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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Client Testimonials

“Barkan Meizlish, LLP brought great attention to my case when I needed it. They fought right by my side and were fair with the entire process. Their team was a great help. I’d recommend them to anyone.” -Anonymous

“A-1 team to work with indeed” – TJoy Knice

“Sam Marcellino is a great attorney! I’m very satisfied with the outcome of my settlement. He really cares about who he represents and the condition of your health after your injury. He is also hard working and gets the job done as quick as possible. I will definitely recommend him in the future.”
– Aareona W.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer. Sam did a great job with my workers’ compensation case. He took the time to explain the process and got me a great result!” – S. Cecil

“Barkan Meizlish has bargaining and litigation experience in the public and private sector. Their firm is unique because they have decades of experiencing representing unions under the NLRA, the RLA and in the public sector.” Sarah,
Local Union President

“Barkan Meizlish’s union lawyers are always there for our members. They are an excellent resource for our staff representatives. We know we can count on them in arbitration and at the negotiating table.” Mike, International Staff Representative

“This group of lawyers are very honest, professional, and courteous. They made a really bad event a lot easier to go through. I highly recommend Leslie Albeit and Jason Cox for representation on your behalf. They sincerely have the client’s best interest at the top of their list! Thanks to leslie and Jason, and all the staff. We will never forget!” – Larry and Gloira

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