Injured workers in Ohio have important rights that they should be familiar with and are protected when they have been harmed on the job. It is important for injured workers to be familiar with these rights and that they include fair treatment and receipt of benefits they need to help them heal following a workplace accident.
Workers who have been injured on the job or have suffered from an occupational illness in Ohio have the right to recover workers’ compensation benefits which includes compensation for medical expenses and lost earnings, as well as some other benefits that may be available depending on the situation and circumstances. Injured workers have the right to be evaluated for all possible benefits including occupational rehabilitation benefits. The injured worker also has the right to receive high-quality healthcare and the medical care and treatment they need from the medical provider they select. They also have the right to an independent medical examination when required.
In addition, injured workers receiving workers’ compensation benefits in Ohio also have the right to have their medical expenses paid and to not be billed for additional amounts for the medical care that is needed to treat their injury or illness. They also have the right to receive timely payments for the allowed medical conditions for which they are receiving benefits. They also have other administrative rights they should also be familiar with and rights to appeal a claim that has been denied.
It is important for injured workers in Ohio, and those suffering from an occupational illness, to be familiar with the workers’ compensation process and their rights associated with that process so they can protect those rights and ensure they receive the benefits they need when they need them. Workers’ compensation benefits can be a valuable lifeline to injured workers and their families which is why they should understand the rights they have in that process.