Are There Any Time Limits That I Should Know About?

As in any injury claim made in The State of Ohio, there are time limits for filing claims. This is known as the Statute of Limitiations.

In an Ohio Workers’ Compensation case, there is a two (2) year statute of limitations within which you must file your claim, or be forever time barred. Under no circumstances should any injured worker wait two (2) years to report an injury or file a claim.

Additionally, there is a two (2) year statute of limitations regarding the addition of new body diagnoses/conditions even if you underlying claim is allowed. For example, your claim is allowed for a sprain neck. You also hurt your back, but did not put it on your initial BWC claim application. If you wait more than two (2) years from the injury date, you will be barred from seeking inclusion of the back injury into the BWC claim.

There are other time limitations depending on whether you are bringing an injury claim or an occupational disease claim. You should consult an attorney who practices workers’ compensation law if you have any questions concerning the statute of limitations for your claim.

Remember – the sooner you file your claim, the more likely you are to succeed in its allowance. You should obtain the services of a Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist to represent you in your claim.
Payment of Medical Bills
Proof of Filing
Statutes of Limitations that relate to various types of BWC Claims