Industries & Practices

Workers’ Compensation

Overview

Workers' compensation costs are often a significant part of a company's budget. Whether they pay premiums to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation or are self-insured, it’s important for employers to minimize these costs. Bricker & Eckler’s Employment & Labor group has decades of experience representing both state-funded and self-insured employers before the Industrial Commission of Ohio and the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, helping numerous employers control these expenses.

Common issues facing employers in the Ohio workers' compensation system include: injury, occupational disease and death claims; treatment and compensation requests; applications for permanent partial awards and permanent and total disability; and applications for violations of specific safety requirements. Regardless of the type of workers' compensation issue, Bricker & Eckler is well qualified to provide competent representation throughout the administrative process and, when necessary, before the courts.

If disputes with the Bureau of Workers' Compensation arise over premiums assessed or the classification of employees, we have successfully represented employers before the Adjudicating Committee to remedy these administrative errors. Bricker & Eckler attorneys have also assisted employers in the process to become self-insured.

In addition, our attorneys play a leading role in drafting and lobbying for workers' compensation reform as part of the bureau’s Rules Advisory Committee and by working closely with various employers’ organizations in Ohio. We have provided valuable input in the formation of policies developed by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and the Industrial Commission, as well as changes to Ohio’s statutory authority.

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