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RONALD J. SCHAFER
ATTORNEY AT LAW

Workers' Compensation Claims

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If you have been injured on the job in Ohio, you have dealt with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC).  The Ohio BWC is an agency that provides benefits for workers who sustain work-related injuries, diseases and death.  The workers’ compensation system is a “no-fault” system, meaning that an injured worker does not have to prove the employer (or anyone else) committed an act, or failed to commit an act, that caused the injury.  The injured worker must only show that the injury occurred while in the course and scope of the employment.

 

While the idea of a “no-fault” system sounds like injured workers would be able to easily receive the benefits the worker is entitled to, this is not the case.  Many times, the employer (and sometimes the Ohio BWC itself) will challenge the worker’s ability to collect lost wages or get approval for medical treatment.  The result is that the injured worker’s lost-wages and/or medical benefits are delayed at best, or denied at worst.  

 

It is important for an injured worker to be aware of all the avenues and pitfalls to receiving benefits, especially if there are serious or permanent injuries involved.  Consulting an attorney well-versed in Ohio BWC laws can ensure injured workers maximize his/her benefits.  Call me today for a free, no hassle, phone consultation.  

 

If you are new to the world of Ohio BWC or are seeking answers to common BWC related questions, check out our Most Frequently Asked Workers’ Compensation Questions page.

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WORK RELATED INJURIES  AND OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES

Ohio Attorney Ron Schafer fights for injured workers
If you have sustained injuries on the job, or have developed an occupational disease over a period of time, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation will pay for all your medical bills related to the allowed conditions of your claim.  The Ohio BWC recognizes various types of injuries including: 
  • Degenerative Disc Disease

  • Disc Herniations

  • Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Paralysis

  • Fascial Disfigurements

  • Contusions and Abrasions

  • Burns

  • Vision Loss

  • Hearing Loss 

  • Amputations

  • Lung Disease

  • Cancer

  • Heart Attacks/Myocardial Infarction 

  • Strokes 

  • Concussions

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

  • Exposure to Toxic Chemicals

  • Osteoarthritis of the Joints

  • Fractures and Broken Bones

  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

  • Asbestos Injuries

  • Aggravation of Pre-Existing Conditions

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Death

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RONALD J. SCHAFER, ESQ

GALLO & GALLO CO., LPA

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