Like most states, Ohio has workers’ compensation laws that provide income for workers injured on the job and cover the cost of medical treatment. Workers’ compensation in Ohio has some unique features that make it different from most other states.
Every employer in Ohio is required to provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. Workers’ compensation insurance is designed to make sure that workers injured on the job get appropriate medical care. It also provides income replacement to hold the worker and their family over while the employee is unable to earn income.
Notify Your Employer
If you have been injured at work, it is important to follow the following steps. First, report the injury immediately to your employer. It is important to document your injury as soon as possible. Even if the injury may seem minor, it is important to document it immediately as it may be an injury that lingers for longer then expected. We see many clients that have their claims denied because they waited too long to report their injury to their employer.