Each year thousands of Ohio employees suffer work-related injuries. Like most states, Ohio has a workers compensation system to compensate employees for accidental injuries occurring in the workplace. Workers compensation law is complicated and frequently subject to change.
Workers compensation claims cost employers significant time and money by diverting resources to the investigation and defense of potentially illegitimate claims. HCP’s attorneys understand this cost and work with companies in pursuing fair and equitable resolutions of claims. Our attorneys are certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as specialists in workers compensation and employment law. Self-insured, state-funded, and public-sector employers each have unique issues that must be recognized and handled by competent legal counsel. No matter whom we represent, our practice is the same—to vigorously defend and to offer strategic planning for the defense of future claims.
Workers compensation costs are an integral part of any company’s budget. It is therefore important for all Ohio employers—whether they pay premiums to the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation or whether they are self-insured—to keep those costs at a minimum. Common among the issues facing employers are injury claims, death claims, and injured worker applications for additional awards based on alleged violations of specific safety requirements.
Our lawyers have many years of experience in representing both state fund and self-insured employers in Industrial Commission hearings and in court cases. We are also able to assist employers that have disputes with the Bureau of Workers Compensation over premiums assessed or the classification of employees for purposes of premium allocation.