Application forms for Toledo workers compensation claims can be complicated. They are not self-explanatory and usually part of the form has to be filled out by the employee and part of the form has to be filled out by the doctor.
A person therefore not only needs to understand the form themselves, they have to have a doctor that understands the form and is willing to cooperate. Contact an organized workers compensation attorney to discuss medical options and how to handle your case.
A lot of the information on the forms requires information about the specific medical treatment, names of witnesses, various dates of starting employment, and other information. Some of the information would be available to the employee but other information would have to be filled out by the employer and or the doctor. This information may not be in possession of the employee.
An injured employee can expect an attorney to educate them about the process so they can work together as a team. They can help the employee try to understand their story and find out what their goals are. Compensation claims focus on explaining things in terms that anybody can understand.
Attorneys often prefer to work with doctors that are cooperative and are not employer-provided doctors. This allows the attorneys and the potential client to deal with doctors that are going to think of the best interests of the employee rather than the employer.
An FROI needs to be completed, which is the first report of the injury. The FROI needs to be filled out and filed with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation then assigns a claim number.
After submitting application forms for Toledo workers compensation claims, everything is run through that claim number. After that, there will be a medical form where the doctor can request that the employee is kept off work for a certain period of time. Part of that form is filled out by the employee and other parts are filled out by the employer and the doctor. That completed form is then filed with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.
A person’s name, his or her address, his or her social security number, the date of the injury, the location of the injury, what medical facility they went to, the facts surrounding the injury, and if he or she has the names of any witnesses.
A workers’ compensation attorney makes sure that all applicable injuries will be included in the claim. An employee cannot be compensated for treatment for any additional injuries that are not included in the workers’ compensation claim. A workers’ compensation attorney can help the employee navigate the process and how to fill out application forms for Toledo workers compensation claims.
Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC