Workers' Compensation FAQ

The Law Office of Christopher A. Flint, LLC, has been protecting the rights of injured workers since 1995. If you were injured in a workplace accident, an experienced Columbus lawyer can provide the specific answers you need.

Contact attorney Chris Flint for all the answers you may have based on your unique workplace injuries.

Do I Need an Attorney?

Yes. The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) is a large government agency. The BWC has nearly 30,000 employees who are all working to save the state money, which means denying as many claims as possible.

In addition to the BWC, your employer may also be working with a service company or a third-party administrator. The goal of these large, nationwide service companies is to help persuade the BWC that you don't need compensation or medical treatment. Chris can help you decide whether or not you have a valid claim.

With two large parties that have thousands of employees and massive budgets working to deny benefits, you need someone who is working for you — an experienced workers' compensation lawyer.

Why Was My Claim Denied?

There is an endless list of reasons that claims are denied. You may not have submitted enough information or the correct information. Perhaps the information wasn't detailed enough or formatted correctly.

Thankfully, a denied claim does not need to be the end of the road. An experienced attorney can determine where the problem is and help fix it, so you receive the workers' compensation benefits to which you're entitled.

How Should I Prepare for My Hearing?

During a workers' compensation hearing, the burden of proof is on the injured worker. It is not the responsibility of the BWC, your employer or the service company to prove that you were not injured. You need to prove that you were injured and demonstrate why you need treatment and benefits.

Moreover, an injured worker must address specific rules of evidence and requirements to prove that he or she is injured. A good lawyer knows the law, knows how benefits are awarded and knows what evidence is high quality.

Are There Other Claims?

In addition to your workers' compensation claims, there may be personal injury negligence claims against third parties that are not in your line of employment. An experienced lawyer can help ensure that you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve, including compensation from manufacturers of defective equipment, subcontractors at your job site, property owners or property management companies, and other companies that may have contributed to your on-the-job injury.

Chris can help you understand the full value of your work comp claims.

Contact Attorney Chris Flint for More Answers

Learn specific answers as they relate to your situation by scheduling a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer. The firm can be reached through an online contact form or by calling 800-393-3718.