Anyone injured on the job in Ohio, should do the following things within 24 hours of getting injured:
1- Fill out an incident report in writing (Keep a copy for yourself); this should be done ASAP! (WITHIN 24 HOURS of injury)
2- Seek out medical attention, find a physician who accepts BWC, within 24 hours of the incident.
3 - When RECEIVING MEDICAL TREATMENT for the first time; YOU MUST inform ALL MEDICAL STAFF who treats you or assists in your care;
TELL THEM the need to seek medical care is due to a WORK RELATED INJURY.
EACH VISIT TO THE DOCTOR, REMIND them that INJURY was work related and thus = WORKERS COMPENSATION INJURY
4 - EXPLAIN the MECHANISM OF INJURY to MEDICAL STAFF. Tell the doctors HOW you were injured. BE CONSISTENT when recalling how the injury occurred.
6 - Ask Doc's office to submit a First Report of Injury to BWC; listing ALL body parts injured as a result of work incident.
7- I would STRONGLY recommend seeking qualified workers comp attorney; it's usually a free initial consult with most attorneys.
FOLLOWING THESE STEPS within 24 hours of the incident, will SUBSTANTIALLY increase chances of BWC allowing a claim.
Call our office; Attorney Todd G. Kime has represented injured workers since 1992. 513-677-2667 or my CELL -513-404-1489