The Workers’ Compensation Claims Process
Your livelihood, quality of life and health can all be on the line after a work-related injury. Not only may you be struggling to return to work but you may also be experiencing emotional distress. At Robert J. Dodd Jr., Co., L.P.A., we will turn your stress into action. Our Ohio attorneys can fight for you after a work injury, confront the insurance company and be your voice during the process.
Board-Certified Specialist In Workers’ Compensation Law
Attorney Rober Dodd is a former Ohio assistant attorney general with the workers’ compensation section representing the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and Industrial Commission of Ohio. Attorney Maureen Dodd is a Board-Certified Specialist in workers’ compensation law. This certification indicates she has displayed “a high level of expertise” with her knowledge and experience in workers’ compensation law. We understand workers’ compensation law in Ohio.
This skill helps us to obtain compensation for our clients. Our lawyers have represented workers from across many industries, including health care, manufacturing, food service, construction and much more. The types of injuries our clients have sustained include:
- Back and neck injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Loss of limb and disfigurement
- Broken bones
- Exposure to toxic fumes and chemicals
- Slips, trips and falls
We can handle your claim no matter your injuries and aggressively work to obtain your workers’ compensation benefits.
Why Should I File A Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Even if workers are injured, they may not seek medical treatment, take time off work or even notify their employer. They may fear being fired, missing work or experiencing retaliation. In many cases, they simply hope their injuries will go away.
However, not filing a claim after a work-related injury is risky to your health and your job. Delaying or foregoing medical treatment could result in your injury intensifying and could cause lifelong damage. If you are concerned about medical expenses, you should know that you may be entitled to receive compensation for your treatment and will not be held responsible for the bills. You can also fight for other damages, including lost wages. You have rights under workers’ compensation law: If you are terminated simply because you were injured, you can take legal action against your employer.
Fight For The Benefits You Need. Call Now.
Do not let your employer or what you read online stop you from seeking legal advice. If you have lost a loved one who was injured in a work-related accident, we can also help you file a wrongful death claim through a personal injury lawsuit. With free consultations, you have nothing to lose by coming to our office to learn if you have a case.
Call 740-342-7324 to reach one of our offices in Marietta, Athens, New Lexington, or Zanesville or tell us about your injuries online and our lawyers will contact you as soon as possible.