Workers Comp Lawyer Serving Columbus and Throughout Ohio
The workers comp lawyers at Weller | Steele | Miller LLC help employees in Columbus and throughout Ohio who have been injured on the job to obtain relief through the state’s workers’ compensation system. Whether you are seeking to be paid for your medical costs or rehabilitation expenses, or need to receive compensation while you are unable to work, we help you with all stages of the workers’ compensation process, from filing your initial claim with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) to hearings and appeals before the Industrial Commission (IC) or in the courts. We know how distressing and disruptive a workplace injury can be, and we never stop fighting to see that you are fairly compensated for your injuries.
Security and Compensation for the Injured Worker
The workers’ compensation system is designed to give employees peace of mind and security that they will be compensated fairly and promptly in the event they are injured on the job. Employers, meanwhile, are assured that claims will be handled through an insurance-based model and that they will not be stuck defending civil lawsuits for every on-the-job injury. When the system works as it should, injured workers have their medical expenses paid for and receive a monetary award to replace wages which have been lost due to missed work, diminished earning capacity, or loss of use of part of their body.
Unfortunately, the system does not always work as it should, and injured workers may find that their claims have been denied or that they have been lost in the system. We help employees from the very start, maximizing their chances that their initial claim will be approved. When claims are denied, we stand by our clients through every step of the process to make sure they receive everything they are entitled to under the law.
Workers’ Compensation Hearings and Appeals
We represent employees at all levels of hearings before the Industrial Commission, including District level, Staff level, and Commission level hearings. If necessary, we appeal to the Courts of Common Pleas and Courts of Appeals as well.
We can help you whether you are filing your claim with BWC or seeking compensation directly from a self-insured employer. Our office seeks awards in all of the following circumstances:
- Permanent Partial Disability (C-92)
- Permanent Partial Disability (scheduled losses)
- Permanent Total Disability
- Statutory Permanent Total Disability
- Temporary Total Disability
- Living Maintenance Wage Loss
- Facial Disfigurement
- Amputation/Loss of Use
- Violation of a Specific Safety Requirement (VSSR)
- Death Claims
- Lump Sum Settlements