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Workers’ Compensation

At McCracken and Martin, our attorneys understand the complexities of the Ohio workers' compensation system.  Whether you are dealing with a state-funded or self-insured employer, our attorneys are prepared to work with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, your employer’s representative (third party administrator or law firm), Managed Care Organization (MCO) and your medical provider to secure the timely medical benefits, services and compensation that you and your family need and deserve.

 

The workers' compensation system has been a part of our Ohio Constitution since 1923.   The system was originally designed to provide injured employees with peace of mind, security and compensation while recovering from the affects of an injury on the job.  On the other hand, employers were provided with the assurance that these injuries would be handled through an insurance-based model, which protected them in most instances from defending civil lawsuits.

 

When the system works, medical services and compensation are paid in a timely fashion.  Too often, however, the system doesn’t work, as a once simple concept has become increasingly complex over time.  Under a typical insurance model, the name of the game has become cost savings at the expense of the injured worker with decisions concerning your needed medical treatment and compensation left in the hands of non-treating defense examiners (“independent medical examiners”) and peer reviewers, who never even examine you.  Even well-established severe injuries are closely scrutinized for ongoing treatment and medication.

 

Don’t face the system alone.  Our attorney’s represent clients all throughout southwestern Ohio attending administrative hearings before the Industrial Commission of Ohio in the Cincinnati, Dayton / Fairborn and Columbus service offices.  We represent our clients at all Industrial Commission hearing levels including District (first) level, Staff (second) level and Commission level (discretionary third level).  If necessary, upon a final decision by the Industrial Commission of Ohio, certain issues in your claim can be appealed into the Court of Common Pleas or Court of Appeals.  Our attorneys can assist you with your claim regardless of whether you are dealing with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation or self-insured employer, and can provide assistance with the following issues including:

 

• Allowance or Denial of the Claim

• Temporary Total Disability (wage replacement while off work)

• Permanent Partial Disability

• Amputation/Scheduled loss awards

• Facial Disfigurement Awards

• Wage Loss (Working and non-working)

• Living Maintenance/ Living Maintenance Wage Loss

• Violation of Specific Safety Requirement (VSSR)

• Death Claim

• Lump Sum Settlement (Final Settlement of Claim)

• Denial of medical treatment/services

• Access to Vocational Rehabilitation

• Motions for Additional Conditions

• Fraud

• Appeals to Court

 

There is no risk involved as our fees are contingent upon recovery.  We don’t get paid unless you get paid.  Call us today at (513) 737-8000 to schedule your FREE initial consultation.