WORKERS' COMPENSATION
Job-related injuries can devastate a worker and his or her family. In some cases, a worker can be off work for years. Workers Compensation can be difficult and confusing.

KNOW TOUR RIGHTS AND BENEFITS
YOU HAVE UNDER OHIO LAW!

Workers’ Compensation is a complex system of laws, forms, and procedures. There are filings required, hearings to attend, and appeals to file. Any error can seriously damage your claim and cause you to receive inadequate compensation.

You may be entitled to monetary benefits even if you did not lose time from work. Additionally, you may be entitled to many other benefits that you are unaware of. If you need a skilled and aggressive attorney, then we can help you.

Self-insured employers and the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation are hardly worried about ensuring that you and your family receive the compensation you deserve after a serious injury. Their concern is limiting your compensation as much as they can to help their own bottom line. Even well meaning employers can be ignorant of the laws in place to protect you. This can lead to you not receiving the compensation and medical care you deserve.
SETTLEMENTS

1. $470,000 Settlement
Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
The worker was working on a ladder when he touched a live electrical line which threw him onto the ground. The worker suffered herniated discs in his neck and back. Robert C. Bianchi obtained Permanent Total Disability for the worker and ultimately settled his claim for $470,000. All his medical bills and compensation for 8 years were paid prior to the settlement.
 
2. $260,000 Settlement
Self-Insured Employer
The worker slipped and fell on ice in the employee parking lot, suffering severe head injuries. The employer appealed the claim to court and Robert C. Bianchi was able to settle the claim for $260,000.
 
3. $250,000 Settlement
Self-Insured Employer
The worker tripped and fell on a drain while working, fracturing his leg. He subsequently developed a neurological condition in his leg which was denied by the employer. Robert C. Bianchi was able to settle the claim for $250,000, plus all prior medical bills and Temporary Total Disability compensation were paid.
 
4. $200,000 Settlement
Self-Insured Employer
A worker driving a truck lost control and hit a tree, resulting in his death. Robert C. Bianchi was able to get a partial dependency award, and ultimately settled the dependency issue for $200,000.

When a work accident occurs, we will review your rights and remedies under Ohio Law so that you may receive your benefits promptly. Robert C. Bianchi has helped thousands of injured workers and protected their rights over the past 35 years! We offer representation for all work-related injuries and work to make sure you are compensated for lost wages, medical expenses, loss of body function, and disability due to your work-related injury.
 
Don’t let you and your family suffer needless delays in obtaining benefits. We will protect your rights to receive compensation for your injuries. We are experts in the workers’ compensation system. Let us use our skill and knowledge to help you navigate through this complex process to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Call us for experienced and aggressive representation.
440-843-6670

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WORKERS' COMPENSATION

The Ohio workers’ compensation system is a state mandated insurance program that provides compensation to workers’ who have suffered a work related injury or have developed an occupational disease. The system is a no fault system, which means that it does not matter who caused your injury. You are still entitled to full compensation benefits. However, most claim must be filed within one year from the date of injury.
 
Usually, employers pay premiums to the Bureau of Worker’ Compensation (BWC). The BWC then pays benefits to injured workers. Ohio also permits employers to be self insured. These self insured employers pay workers’ compensation benefits directly to their employees.
 
Common Injuries and Conditions Which Qualify for Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Some common injuries and conditions include:
  • Hearing and vision loss
  • Injuries to knees, shoulders, elbows, and ankles
  • Depression
  • Herniated discs
  • Burns
  • Inhalation injuries
  • Scares
  • Head, neck, and spinal injuries
  • Cuts and broken bones
  • Loss of body members, such as fingers, hands, and feet
  • Death claims
 
Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits
  • Permanent Total Disability – bi-weekly award when the injured worker is medically unable to continue employment for the rest of his or her life.
  • Permanent Partial Disability – monetary award based on certain allowed medical conditions for loss of body functions and impairment.
  • Temporary Total Disability – monetary award when the injured worker is temporarily unable to work due to the work injury.
  • Violation of Specific Safety Requirement (VSSR) – additional compensation to the injured worker if the employer violates a specific safety requirement.
  • Wage Loss – Compensates an injured worker for reduced earnings as a direct result of restrictions from the allowed injury condition(s) in the claim.
  • Lump Sum Settlement – This is a written agreement that results in the closure of a claim in exchange for a monetary amount, or part of a claim, as defined by the terms of the settlement agreement.
  • Death Claim – A death claim is filed by the spouse or dependents of an injured worker who died because of an industrial (job-related) injury or occupational disease. The dependents would receive a bi-weekly award for a period of time.
  • Living Maintenance – Compensates an injured worker while the worker is actively participating in an approved rehabilitation plan.