Most workers in Ohio who are injured on the job can get workers' compensation benefits. However, it is essential that they understand the entire process to ensure that they receive the benefits and do so in a timely fashion. When a worker is injured, the Bureau of Workers' Compensation will take various steps regarding the claim. Understanding these steps is crucial for a successful claim.
There will be a claims service specialist who will oversee the claim. The CSS will investigate the case by asking that the following information be provided: medical documentation from medical providers regarding the injury; documentation from the medical provider as to the restrictions the worker has when it comes to work; a request for Temporary Total Compensation if the worker will have restrictions for more than seven calendar days; and a documentation of wages from the employer or employers for the previous 52 weeks before the workplace injuries took place.