Ohio workers compensation can be a confusing and frustrating system for injured workers. Employers and their managed care organizations often have different interests and goals than injured workers. Injured workers just want to get the medical treatment needed to get better and the benefits the system provides to pay their bills. Employers and their managed care organizations, on the other hand, will try to minimize the costs associated with a worker’s compensation claim. That means they often deny legitimate claims and deny necessary treatment. They may argue that the injured worker is really not disabled and is not entitled to any benefits. They might even try to convince an injured employee to be seen and treated by the company doctor, not a doctor chosen by the worker. Employers and their representatives certainly do not believe it is not their job to advise injured workers, and they typically do not inform injured employees of what rights they have and what options are available to them.

Workers compensation claimants need a strong advocate, one who works for them and not for their employer. The lawyers at Livorno and Arnett Co., LPA, have represented injured workers, in Columbus and throughout Ohio, since 1986. We are honored to represent firefighters through the Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters (OAPFF) Workers Compensation Attorney Panel, police officers through the Fraternal Order of Police Ohio Labor Council (FOP/OLC), and employees represented by the United Steelworkers of America (USWA).

We never represent employers. Call us if you have any questions about a claim. We do not charge for a consultation with an injured worker, and our fees are usually based on a contingency. We do not get paid unless we recover benefits for you.

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