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Applying for Toledo Workers Compensation

The major difficulty with applying for Toledo workers compensation is seeking out the form from the individual’s employer. Oftentimes, the employer simply does not give that information to the employee. If the employee indicates at the hospital that they were injured at work, the hospital is supposed to give them the medical workers’ compensation form to fill out.

Part of the problem is the employee not receiving the proper forms, and another part is the employer or hospital not properly filing the forms with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. The employee is under the assumption that the form will be filed and it never is.

A seasoned and dedicated workers’ compensation attorney can check with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to make sure the injured employee has a claim number assigned to them. If they do not have a claim number, the lawyer could fill out the form and file it with the Bureau on their behalf.

What Compensation and Benefits Can Someone Receive?

A person can receive medical treatment benefits and potentially receive unemployment benefits as well when applying for Toledo workers compensation. A person cannot receive Temporary Total Disability and workers’ compensation at the same time because that way he or she would be receiving compensation for the same thing under two different systems.

A person would receive compensation for vocational training or job retraining. The individual can also get money for permanent total disability which would compensate him or her for lost wages in the future. An individual can also be compensated for a permanent partial disability, which would be money for pain and suffering and inconvenience both in the past and in the future.

Assessment of an Injured Person’s Medical Needs

Under the Ohio workers’ compensation system, a person can be compensated for future medical bills for treatment for injuries that are proximately caused by the industrial claim. He or she can also get future wages if awarded Permanent Total Disability. The system also allows for something called vocational rehabilitation. This is a form of job retraining that allows the individual to function and gain employment in the future if he or she is no longer able to physically perform the job that they originally had.

What Does Workers Compensation Cover and How Can Someone Apply?

 

When applying for employee benefits it could be critical to know what it is someone could receive benefits for. Compensation benefits cover lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, inconvenience, and money for safety violations.

When applying for Toledo workers compensation, the individual must fill out the correct paperwork and make sure that the correct medical and wage documentation is filed with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Once this is completed, they need to attend the hearings and argue the merits of their claim in front of the hearing officers.

The steps involved in filing a workers’ compensation claim include:

  • The employee filling out the FROI and filing it with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
  • Receive  a workers’ compensation claim number

Likelihood of Claim Denial

A person can be denied workers’ compensation benefits when it is found that the individual is not an employee of the specific company and that they were an independent contractor. The person can be found to have been intoxicated or under the influence of drugs at the time of the injury, and that intoxication was the proximate cause of the injury.

Benefit of a Workers Compensation Attorney

An attorney’s job is to assist in applying for Toledo workers compensation. This includes making sure that all the paperwork is filled out correctly and that all the medical documentation is filed with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. They can attend the hearings and work in conjunction with the potential client to present a persuasive case to the hearing officers.