As a rule of thumb you should always at the very least consult with a workplace injury attorney. In general the Ohio workers comp system can be overly complicated and labyrinthine for a normal injured worker.
You might NOT need a workplace injury lawyer under the following very limited circumstances:
- You had a minor workplace accident, you went to the ER or urgent care, your employer has agreed to pay for that ER or urgent care visit, you have no more medical issues, and you have not missed any lost time.
- You have had a prior work injury claim, you had previously managed your own claim, you understand how to file appeals to BWC and IC Orders and treatment denials, you completely understand the ins-and-outs of the BWC system.