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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Make sure your claim is filed!

Two times within the past week I have been contacted about a work related injury that was several weeks to a couple months old.  When I asked what had been done by the BWC or the self-insured employer regarding processing the claim the injured worker had no idea whether they even had a claim that was established.  The first thing to check out is making sure that the BWC has gotten the claim form and that it has started gathering the information for granting the claim.  A call to 1-800-(ohiobwc) can ascertain if a claim has been filed and what your is your claim number.  If the employer is self-insured you should ask their Workers Compensation Administrator or (if they don’t have one) their Third Party Administrator (the firm they pay to handle these claims) what is being done with the claim.  Without knowledge of where your claim is in the process you can not provide important information to your doctors, therapists, etc who may need this information in order to know what and with whom to file any paperwork to allow them to help in the treatment of your injury.  


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